Cider House Our Orchard Corn Maze/Haunt
School Tours

We offer several educational tour options here at Jonamac Orchard. Our petting zoo is included in our full tour option, and for those who like to set their own pace, we offer a semi guided tour (great for the preschoolers). Tour options listed below.

SCHOOL TOUR PACKAGES:

Tour #1: Full Guided Orchard Tour

Available Tuesday – Thursday 9:00AM – 2:00PM

(1 hr), 15 person minimum, $6.00 per student

  • Educational video about growing apples or apple storybook time
  • Apple & Pumpkin discussion with walking tour
  • Short Education talk about honey bees
  • Tour through our apple packing & cider making facilities
  • Visit with the animals in our petting zoo (includes feed cup for animals)
  • Admission to the Barnyard Play Area

Each paying student will also receive an apple, pencil, donut, and sample of cider to be enjoyed after their visit.

Tour #2: Semi-Guided Orchard Tour

Available Tuesday – Thursday 9:00AM – 2:00PM

(30 min), 8 person minimum, $4.00 per student

  • Apple Story Book Time
  • Tour though our apple packing and cider making facilities
  • Admission to Barnyard Play Area

Each paying student will also receive an apple, pencil, donut, and sample of cider to be enjoyed after their visit.

Tour #3: Corn Maze Tour

Available Tuesday – Friday 10:00AM – 4:00PM

(45 min – 1 hr), 15 person minimum, $3.00 per person

After a brief introduction to the corn maze, the students will be separated into groups of 6 to 8 students per chaperone, and given maps that will lead them on a self-guided tour of the maze.

The maps will have agriculturally based questions (and interactive questions) that correspond to waypoint sign posts located throughout the maze.  By answering the questions correctly, the group will be directed to the correct pathway to the one and only exit from the maze.

Students will get lost and have fun learning about agriculture along the way. This tour supports goals for Illinois Learning Standards by providing problem solving, working in teams, and making connections.

This tour requires a chaperone for every 6-8 students.

 

If you would also like donuts for your group, please order when booking your tour, the cost is $.75 per donut added to each child’s tour fee.

 

To schedule a tour, please call us at (815) 825-2158 and ask for Denice, Cherie, or Terry.
Thank you, we look forward to your visit!