Charles L Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills: Family Field Trip

Visitor’s guide and photos for Charles L Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills. Working farm provides an authentic, hands-on experience.

Charles L Bowers School Farm
Address: 1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 341-6475

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Are you interested in safe outdoor family fun? Bowers School Farm is located in Bloomfield Hills and is owned and operated by the Bloomfield Hills School District. This is a great place to spend the day with your family.  Bowers School Farm is open to the community on Tuesday, Thursday, as well as Saturday (hours will vary based on the season).  The farm offers summer camps, field trips, seasonal activities, ice cream, and also a farm experience store.   The farm consists of the animals, several gardens, together with a visitor center.

Bowers School Farm

Bowers School Farm Experience

During our visit, we experienced a bunny circle, bracelet making, and a wagon ride. You can expect to see horses, cows, goats, chickens, ponies, sheep, rabbits, pigs, as well as turkeys.   Our favorite part of the day was visiting the mobile chicken coop.  The chickens move to a new area approximately once a week to ensure that they have fresh pastures. 

Mobile chicken coop at Bowers School farm

The visitor center features a MSU Dairy Store in addition to a farm experience store.  The ice cream is made from the milk of local cows.  The farm experience store offers farm-fresh produce, fresh-cut flowers, souvenirs, candy by the pound, and also local honey.   The ice cream was delicious! The merchandise and produce offered may vary based on the season and availability.  I picked up some gorgeous pink dahlias, and it was only $10 for a small bouquet!

MSU Dairy Store

For safety reasons, there are several mandates currently in place. Wagon rides can accommodate up to 4 families. Additionally, the employees disinfect the wagon between rides.  There is a handwashing station in the front of the building, as well as sanitizer available throughout the farm. Guests must wear a mask when they are inside buildings or barns.    The farm anticipates adding additional fall activities, and the best place to way to stay updated is by following them on social media.  Restrooms are open for use.

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Visitor’s Guide Information

Admission: $10 per family member, or you may purchase a membership
Membership Costs-Individual $60, Family $85,  Senior $35 or grandparents $85

Hours: Farm and Farm Experience Store -Tuesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-6pm

MSU Dairy Store Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10am-9pm

Parking: Parking lot is located adjacent to the farm and  is free

Check out some of the other Metro Detroit Farms we have visited:
Summer Adventures: U-Pick Flowers at Vanhoutte Farms
The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor
Maybury Farm in Northville
Upland Hills Farm – Fall Harvest Festival

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