Farm Country renovation returns to Lehi roots; Construction underway
, 2022-10-13 02:00:00,
“Our mission is to help kids learn and discover and get curious,” said McKay Christensen, president and CEO of Thanksgiving Point Institute (TPI). “We’re rebuilding the farm to live up to that mission.”
Farm Country was the first venue to open at Thanksgiving Point,and after more than 25 years, it’s getting a significant update and a new name, Curiosity Farms.
“The farm is really the heart and soul of Thanksgiving Point,” said Erica Brown, vice president of marketing at TPI. “One of the things I love about this project is that it’s not just a coat of paint. It’s an entirely new experience.”
The new Curiosity Farms has been designed with more engaged learning elements in mind, similar to Thanksgiving Point’s Butterfly Biosphere and the Natural Curiosity Museum. “What better place to have hands-on learning than a farm?” asked Christensen. “There’s so much technology used today in food production, and why not bring that to life? That’s what we’re trying to do.”
Curiosity Farms will have seven or eight buildings with stations where children and adults can milk a cow and learn about milk production. There will be a hatchery for chickens and education about the science of raising poultry. “We’ll have a vet center where you can learn about being a veterinarian. You’ll see everything in action,” Christensen continued.
“I was inspired by the quality of the other venues at Thanksgiving Point,…
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