Children’s Programs

Spring Saturdays @ Hallockville

A collaboration between
Hallockville Museum Farm & Farm Hands@Hallockville

Enroll your child ages 5-10 for a Saturday morning filled with animals, gardens and outdoor play & crafts.

Learn and work with us as the Spring begins to bloom! Be a part of bringing the farm back to life after a cold winter! The program will include animal care, museum tours, gardening and Spring themed activities and crafts.

Saturdays from 9:30 – 12:30   April 2, 9, 23 & 30 and May 7 & 14, 2022
$300/per child – second child discount – drop ins welcome if there is room in session ($75/per session/per child)


Connecting children to the land, the community and their creative spirits

Hallockville is looking forward to a safe & fun-filled camp experience. Our 28-acre site provides the ideal setting for your child to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Weekly tuition is $410 per child. Discounts may apply.

Hallockville Museum Farm offers a unique day camp experience for ages 5-12 unlike anything else on the East End. Hallockville’s inspirational setting will surround campers with 250 years of agricultural history! Situated in Riverhead, the camp is convenient to the North and South Fork.

Daily activities at Hallockville’s Farm Camp include circle time interactions with farm animals including cows, sheep, and chickens; farm chores; feeding the animals and theme time projects and activities.


Turning Back Thyme: A Taste of Hallockville

Ever wonder where all that food in the supermarket comes from and how long it took to get there? How fresh is your fresh produce? Take a journey back in “thyme” and explore Farm-to-Table practices when they were a necessity of daily life not just the current trend. Explore techniques from the past and learn how these skills and knowledge can lead to a more environmentally conscious, mindful life through a series of four workshops devoted to the production, preparation, and preservation of food.

This series of workshops will be presented on the campus of Hallockville Museum farm and funded by a grant from Humanities New York. Each workshop will run approximately three hours and involve both demonstrations and hands-on activities.

For information about the entire series click here

Although designed as a series and related thematically, each Saturday is a stand-alone workshop. Register for one class or all four!

Cost of one workshop: $50 for members, $65 for non-members. *Masks recommended


Saturday, June 11th, 10 am -1 pm

Join local cooks and educators for an exploration of food preservation techniques, both old and new. There will be a brief walk around the farm where participants will see food preservation systems much as they were in the 19th century, including a smokehouse, root cellar, canning storage, and tools.

Following a brief discussion of the cultural transition canning and preserving has taken, the workshop will end with a hands-on canning class where participants will have a chance to make a seasonal preserve.


  • Feed the Cows: $50/month, $600/year
  • Feed the Pigs: $40/month, $480/year
  • Feed the Sheep: $40/month, $480/year
  • Feed the Chickens: $30/month, $360/year
  • For the Gardener: A Community Garden Plot (limited availability) $100
  • Plant a Commemorative Tree $100
  • For the Camper: Sponsor a scholarship child to summer camp $400
  • For the BeeKeeper: Sponsor a hive with the Hallockville Honeys $400
  • Not Sure? Workshop gift certificate $75 and up: (Basketweaving, rughooking, cooking etc.)
Gift a month(s), a year, a class or more!


Walking around Hallockville Museum Farm may be like taking a step back in time, but the experience is now enhanced by futuristic technology. Click the photo above to see the trail online.

Thanks to a grant from the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation Hallockville, located off Sound Avenue in Riverhead, now offers visitors the chance to follow a high-tech, virtual Sustainability Trail. The trail makes use of informational guideposts that dot the grounds. Each sign is fitted with a QR code. When scanned by a tour taker with a camera app on a smartphone, an audio narration will pop up along with photos or videos — in some cases, both. “Members” of the Hallock family, which had the property in its name from at least 1801 until 1979, will be heard talking about how the farm operated, with details about such things as how they recycled gray water, fed garbage to pigs and used their rainwater capture system.

We would not have been able to undertake a project like this without the help of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Hallockville Museum Farm graciously thanks the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for their continuing support of Hallockville’s mission: To take Long Island back to its family farming roots and explore their relevance today.

Thank you to all of our supporters! 

Funding for Hallockville Museum Farm Programs are made possible by the below organizations.

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