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The Turkey Hill Experience offers a fun-filled, educational and affordable field trip for all ages. Your students will leave with a full understanding of what we do at Turkey Hill Dairy.

Turkey Hill Ice Cream
Tea

During your self-guided visit, students will participate in numerous interactive exhibits. Three of those will allow them to use their imagination to develop, package, and market a virtual ice cream flavor. Additionally, they will learn about the ice cream making process from raw ingredients to finished goods and how we market our top-selling ice cream and iced tea.

Students will also learn what it was like in the early days of Turkey Hill Dairy and how we grew from a small family-owned dairy farm into the national production facility we are today. While here, learn what it was like to be a milk delivery driver, milk our mechanical cows, and sample our products.

In our Turkey Hill Taste Lab, each student will bring their virtual flavor to life as our instructor walks them through the process step by step. Beginning with a basic white ice cream mix, students will add the proper amount of flavoring, variegate and other inclusions to develop their perfect recipe. While the ice cream goes through the freezing process, settle in for a little course in Turkey Hill Ice Cream Production 101. When complete, students will enjoy a pint of their own flavor.

Educational fun for kids of all ages!

Click the video below to see how much fun your students will have at the Turkey Hill Experience.

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Lesson Plans

Our staff includes teachers from local school districts who have developed lesson plans to assist in maximizing your student engagement. Our lesson plans meet or exceed Pennsylvania curriculum standards.

K-3 Lesson Plan
K-3 Worksheet: Ice Cream
K-3 Worksheet: Tea and Lemonade

4-6 Lesson Plan
4-6 Worksheet: Ice Cream
4-6 Worksheet: Tea and Lemonade

Visit Availability and School Group Size

We are open seven days a week, 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). The minimum number to receive school group pricing is 20.

Taste Lab

School Group Pricing

September 1 - May 31

school group pricing experience + taste lab* experience
adult/chaperone 18+ $11.75 $8.25
student 5-17 $10.00 $6.50
child under 5 $3.50 free

June 1 - August 31

school group pricing experience + taste lab* experience
adult/chaperone 18+ $12.75 $8.25
student 5-17 $11.75 $7.25
child under 5 $4.50 free

* Taste Lab seating is limited, subject to availability and reservations are required. Schedule subject to change.

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Accessibility

All of our restrooms and exhibits are accessible by wheelchair and all public floors can be reached by elevator.

Lunch

You may either bring a bagged lunch (we provide an area for you to relax and enjoy lunch) or order one of the meal options we have available for field trips. On-site meal options must be finalized at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Food vendors within walking distance include: Pizza Hut (Take Out Only), Burger King and Turkey Hill Minit Market, which has deli style sandwiches, and quick grab and go items.

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Arrival Procedure

Upon arrival, buses should temporarily park at the designated Bus Drop Off area. Please have the teacher or leader come inside to the Guest Services desk while the others remain on the bus. Please do NOT have the students disembark until one of our representatives comes to the bus to greet them and explain the process. Please be prepared with your final counts and payment.

Bus Parking (after disembarkment)

Parking is free and located on the North side of Linden Street along the indented curb. For your convenience a bus drop off and pick-up is located adjacent to the Turkey Hill Experience Main Entrance.

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Taste Lab

To ensure that all visitors have the best experience possible in our Taste Lab, we ask that you note the following:

  • Taste Lab tickets are non-refundable
  • Taste Lab is not allergen-free and does contain tree and ground nuts
  • Strollers and recording devices are not permitted in the Taste Lab

Schedule a visit for your group of 20+.

To begin the scheduling process, please complete our Group Sales Information Request Form. One of our representatives will contact you within 48 business hours to discuss the details of your visit and answer any questions you may have. For your convenience, a confirmation letter is emailed to you as soon as you submit the request.

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