Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead opens for the season April 1

Get ready to embark on a learning adventure with furry friends, feathered pals and endless fun as Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead kicks off its season at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 1. 

The Farmstead mascot, Ruby the Goat, will greet families throughout the day as the season kicks off with a barnyard bonanza filled with activities, giveaways and live entertainment, including a 2 p.m. performance by Mr. Stinky Feet.

Your ticket grants you entry and access to many attractions and farm favorites, including petting pens, animal exhibits and the Dairy Barn, featuring a new calf named Ivy. Step back in time and immerse yourself in history when you visit Ben’s Bank, Helen’s Schoolhouse, John’s Blacksmith Shop and the Kanza Indian Encampment. 

Head to the new Draft Horse Depot to hitch a ride on a wagon pulled by a team of Belgian draft horses, try your hand at fishing in the pond or bottle-feed one of more than 50 baby goats for additional fees. 

Admission is free for children aged 2 and under and for Friends of the Farmstead members. Standard admission is $5 for ages 3 and up. Enjoy free entry after 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays) throughout the season. The Farmstead also features multiple party corrals available to rent for celebrating your special occasions.

Skip the ticket line by purchasing your admission online in advance. If plans for your visit change, tickets reserved online remain valid through October 31. You can also purchase seasonal memberships online for unlimited Farmstead fun. 

For generations, the Farmstead has served as a place to learn, grow and have fun. The facility opened as a petting zoo in 1978 and was renamed in 1985 to honor Officer Deanna Rose, the first Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty. 

Round up your herd, and plan your visit today! Find additional information at