Here We Grow
Learn about Farming, Conservation and Sustainability
Climb aboard a wooden tractor, build push-pull tools based on actual farm tools, and meet some local farmers in the Here We Grow! exhibit.
The Here We Grow! mini-exhibition introduces children and families to the processes, products, and people who work on farms. The mini-exhibition explores farming through themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics, and art. Hands-on activities help children learn about the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives. The mini-exhibition also helps children understand concepts including agricultural conservation and sustainability.
- toddlers & pre-k
- ages 5-10
- parents & caregivers
- Climb aboard a wooden play tractor.
- Build push-pull tools based on actual farm tools!
- Match Maryland agricultural goods to the counties that prominently produce them in a fun “cornhole” toss game.
- Push a button to watch a video where they “meet” a local farmer, quilter and veterinarian and hear their stories.
- Spin an hourglass full of grains to learn about how many hours it takes to harvest an acre of food.
- Role play in a pretend farmers market and get hands-on as they learn how bees build homes and pollinate plants.
- Sit within a silo containing an agriculture-themed library for children, parents, and educators.
- Learn about international agriculture festivals: Jewish Festival of Sukkot, the Korean Festival of Chuseok, and the Nigerian Igbo Tribe’s Festival of Iwa Ji Ofu through animated activities.
- Discover the top agricultural exports from Maryland – and learn remarkable facts about each product with interactive flip panels.
- Learn from five agricultural ambassadors about their roles in the local Maryland agriculture community as they speak on history, technology, global economy, local ecology, and art.
- Learn about how many hours it takes to harvest an acre of food