Kids Quest

Calling all adventurers! Go on a mission through the National Colonial Farm to discover how agriculture, water, and land use over time has affected people and the planet. Journey through a day of exploration and investigation by getting your hands dirty (literally!) and discovering the role you play in the health of soil and water. Your child will embark on a quest gathering clues at each activity station to reveal how they can help improve the world around them.

April 2: Healthy Soils, Healthy Us

June 11: Water Wonders...

  • Observe macroinvertebrates to test water quality​
  • Go on a river shoreline scavenger hunt ​
  • Use a microscope and learn about nutrient runoff​
  • Piscataway Indian citizens will share their historical tools and fishing techniques, their traditional foods from their homeland's waterways, and the ecological relationships among aquatic lifeforms.

Recommended for ages 5-13. $14/participant for one day, $20/participant for both days. Please contact for a discount for 3 or more children. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the program. Please see below to register for both 4/2 and 6/11. Click "show individual events" to register for a single date.

Please note - This program takes place outdoors and over uneven terrain. The Accokeek Foundation follows masking guidance from the National Park Service and local health agencies. Masks will be required indoors and for outdoor non-socially distanced activities if local COVID-19 conditions are at a HIGH level at the time of the program.

Proceeds from this farm tour support the Accokeek Foundation's education programs and land conservation work in Piscataway Park.