Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Science & Lore: Full Moon Walk at Appleton Far...

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About Science & Lore: Full Moon Walk at Appleton Farms

Join us as darkness settles on the farm to immerse yourself in a nighttime adventure, guided only by the glow of the full moon. On our journey, we will learn about both the science and the mystery that the full moon holds, celebrating her presence through a sharing of knowledge. We will venture out into the night to walk in her soft glow and listen for the sounds of nighttime on the farm. We hope to end with a newfound appreciation for the magic that the night sky holds.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is appropriate for adventurous kids as young as 6 years old, but is geared towards learners of all ages including adults. Please be aware that we do walk in the dark during a large portion of the event. As such, adult discretion on your child’s ability to manage this activity is advised.

Be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and boots or shoes that are appropriate for hiking in potentially wet, snowy and muddy spots, or over uneven terrain. Flashlights will not be provided. Should you prefer to have one, please provide your own. Light levels will depend on cloud coverage. All hikes are weather permitting.  This hike has an easy level of difficulty on gently hilly terrain, expect it to last approximately an hour. We recommend you bring your own water bottle. Single use plastics are not permitted on site.

Space is limited for this event and pre-registration is required.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.
  • Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Education Farmyard, Camp & Offices) and park in the lot next to the white Farmhouse / Farm Offices. Overflow parking is located along the drive leading up to the farmhouse between the trees before you cross the 4-way bridge intersection. Please be mindful of roped off areas and no-parking signs. The group will meet on the front porch of the farmhouse.
  • Membership Lookup: Click here to find your membership number.
  • Need to see an existing order? Click here to see your current orders.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of its properties implies consent. See the full policy at
  • Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email for more information.
  • While you’re here: Don’t forget to visit the Farm Store open daily Tuesday- Sunday.

All are welcome at Appleton Farms, we are excited to host you!

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