Summer Saturdays and fun-filled activities for the family are just minutes away at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Nashville. Special programs spotlight farm happenings from 9 AM to 2 PM, July 6 through July 27.
From buggy rides and horse shows to special activities at the Experience Center, there will be different things for families to see and do each weekend. Grooming and riding miniature donkeys, milking goats, sampling foods from the forest, visiting with Smokey Bear, climbing the 30' fire tower, making soap or stopping by the cabins to see sheep shearing and spinning wheels--it's a smorgasbord of activities! The museum, located at the Ellington Agricultural Center, features a two-story barn with over 3,500 artifacts plus log cabins, a farmhouse, gardens and nature trails.
Plan a trip to the Ag Museum and enjoy Summer Saturday activities. Or you can drop by during the week to browse and see exhibits that include quilts, household items, farm equipment, buggies, wagons, wood working tools and a special museum exhibit, Sunshine Salute to Tennessee Farmers.
For a schedule and more information about Summer Saturdays, call (615) 837-5197. SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS.
July 6 - Hold Your Horses! - And hang on to your hat! Its horses and activities everywhere! Free wagon rides! Stick horse races! Horse stables open! And at 10:00 and 11:30, the Metro Mounted Police Patrol will be training Tennessee walking horses with new obstacle courses and the Fred Flintstone Car. Look for American Spotted Saddle horses and more activities at the log cabins. From the Ag Museum to the Show Barn, there will be horses, wagon wheels, side saddles and a multitude of farm exhibits. Small fee for face painting.
July 13 – Goats Galore! - Big goats, little goats—they’ll be waiting for you. Bring your friends to help feed and milk them. This is a great chance to visit with the soap maker and purchase some goat milk soap or test your skills at the weaving loom. Children can use the old-fashioned scrub boards and zinc tubs at the log cabins, have fun with a scavenger hunt and see honey bees in the observation bee hive. Small fee for face painting.
July 20 - Wild and Wonderful! - Sample dandelion fritters, persimmon bread, fruit leathers, muscadine jelly,
sassafras tea and other foods from the forest. This is a great chance to talk
with a state naturalist and purchase the Eating Wild cookbook. Looking for
another wild adventure? Then check with Smokey Bear and the Division of
Forestry to climb the fire tower and tour Smokey's log cabin. Still wanting to
walk on the wild side? Grab a trail guide and hike the Eagle Trail for some
amazing discoveries! It’s a wild weekend of family fun!
July 27 - Old MacDonald's Farm - Want to take a donkey ride or groom and feed miniature mules and horses? Then head to the Tennessee Ag Museum from 9 to 2. Look for baby goats, a calf, lambs, chickens, guineas and spinning wheels at the log cabins. And remember to stop under the shade tree to watch the farmer shearing his sheep. Horses will be in the pasture and the garden gate will be open. Small $3 fee for donkey rides.
For more information about the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, contact:
Tennessee Agricultural Museum
Tenn Agricultural Museum - tnagmuseum.org - (615) 837-5197 - firstname.lastname@example.org