Have you ever wondered how food reaches your plate? If you're curious about the journey from farm to fork, make a stop at the Food + Farm Exploration Center! Visitors of all ages can dive into fun through hands-on agricultural experiences, an immersive exploration area, and educational programming.

Where to find it?

The Food + Farm Exploration Center is located right off of I-39, making it easy to access. There is no need to worry about finding parking since there is plenty of free parking out front. 

Address: 3400 Innovation Drive, Plover, WI 54467

What to Expect

Through interactive exhibits, you'll learn about the challenges our local farmers face today and the innovative ways they address them! From a first-person tractor simulator to a hands-on sandbox to build irrigation systems— the exhibits are a fun way to teach visitors of any age about agriculture.

Need accomodations? The Food + Farm Exploration Center was built with the goal that everyone gets to learn about agriculture. There are accessible exhibits and elevators available! Plus, there's a special room for moms who need privacy, as well as quiet space for those in need of a relaxing sensory environment.

How to Prepare

First time visiting the Food + Farm Exploration Center? This is how to prepare and make the most of your trip!

Make sure to buy tickets ahead of time. Especially on weekends, the exploration center can fill up quickly. Secure your spot by purchasing your tickets on the Food + Farm Exploration Center's website.

Come hungry! Right on site is the Colorful Plate Cafe, a delicious restaurant featuring unique items like a breakfast mushroom wrap, a Cuban panini, and quick items like dirt cups (all made with locally sourced ingredients). Plus if you simply want to enjoy the cafe, you don't need to purchase a ticket to the exploration center to indulge in their local flavor. 

Plan on supervising the little ones. Kids under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult at all times to keep both them and others safe.

Can't Miss Spots

  • World’s Largest Potato Masher: Strike a pose in front of the world’s largest potato masher, and snap a pic to tell the tale.

  • Ag Lab Makerspace: Unleash your creativity in agricultural innovations, crafting solutions that shape the future of farming.

  • Farm Tech Shed: Experience impressive farm machinery up close and discover the technology that powers modern agriculture right here in the Stevens Point Area.

  • Farm Demonstration Fields: Explore actual fields where real crops grow, providing a hands-on understanding of agricultural practices.

    Worlds Largest Potato Masher at Food + Farm Exploration Center

Check out the Events

The Food + Farm Exploration Center frequently hosts events, educational programs, classes, and workshops. There are so many fun events such as STEM in Ag where engineering, science, and agriculture are taught to kids with a hands-on activity, tweens and teens baking classes, to a beer tasting with food pairing event for adults. There are constantly new and unique events for visitors of all ages.

Note: Some of the events are 'drop-ins' included with admission to the exploration center and others require signing up in advance so make sure to plan ahead!
Food + Farm Exploration Center Class Photo by @explorefoodandfarm

Want More?

Looking for more fun in the Stevens Point Area? Be sure to check out other kid-friendly activities and stay up to date on events in the Stevens Point Area. Be sure to capture the fun and add your photo, including @stevenspointarea on Instagram or hashtag #stevenspointarea and share your favorites of the kids!