School Tours

Apple Orchard Tours are available Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Corn Maze Tours are available Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We offer several educational tour options here at Jonamac Orchard.  This year we will be adding a couple of new items to our school tour lineup.  Our petting zoo will be included in our full tour option, and for those who like to set their own pace, we are adding a semi guided tour (great for the preschoolers).  Please look below for specifics and prices on our different tour options.

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Tour #1: Full Orchard Tour (1 1/2 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

–  10 minute visit with the animals in our petting zoo (includes feed for animals)

 –  Admission to the Barnyard Play Area

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

Download our Pumpkin Curriculum Teachers Guide here

Tour #2:  Semi-Guided Orchard Tour (30 min to 1 hr), 8 person minimum, $3.50 per person 

      –  Apple Story Book Time

      –  Tour though our apple packing and cider making facilities

      –  Admission to Barnyard Play Area

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

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Tour #3:  Corn Maze Tour (45 min to 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 chaperon, and given educational passports that will lead them on a self-guided tour of the maze.

The passports will have agriculturally based questions that correspond to sign posts located throughout the maze.  By answering the questions correctly, they 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, learning how technology is used, 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 contact us with your request.  Please reference School Tours in the message field of our contact form.  Or call us at 815-825-2158 and ask for Denice, Cherie, or Terry.  Thank you.