Bring your school group to Mesilla Valley Maze and let them get "in touch" with their food through a combination of education and fun! During the week we offer a high quality, award-winning, Ag-based educational experience for children in PreK through 5th grade. We provide hands-on experience as your students explore, play, and learn the importance of agriculture - all while helping you meet state educational requirements.
NM & TX Educational Standards
Our school tour program meets Standards & Benchmarks for Common Core and TEKS, Pre-K through 5th grade, for both the New Mexico and Texas Departements of Education. Each year we have a new theme and curriculum that ties in with the current corn maze design. Our curriculum is designed by New Mexico's AG Educator Of The Year and is written by a licensed teacher; made available on our website for educators to download. We have teachers in our Outdoor Classroom and self-led Education Stations. We also include many other educational offerings that broaden the knowledge base of our elementary-aged visitors.
We'll provide you with an educational, downloadable curriculum, and an outdoor classroom lesson based on corn and it's part in our daily life. Learn more about corn and it's uses by taking a walk through the mini corn maze. Teachers who participate in the outdoor classroom will also receive a copy of the book "The Tortilla Factory", written by the award winning New Mexico author, Gary Paulsen.
A FREE Sugar Baby Pumpkin for each participant is included with paid admission.
Displays include how corn grows, "Aint It Corny" corn facts, Tracks of Desert Wildlife and more at the Education Station.
Hop on our wagon for a hayride to the Pumpkin Patch with an educational talk on how pumpkins grow. Each participant will receive a FREE pumpkin.
Mini Corn Maze
"Lucky Duck" - Cut in the design of a momma and baby duck, it's a maze, it's educational, and it's FUN! Your students can make their way through twisting pathways and stop at educational stations along the way..
Your students will have time to enjoy our play area featuring 5 giant slides and more.
School groups are welcome to bring your own lunch. For groups of 20 or more, we will reserve a pavilion for your use. For smaller groups, there are picnic tables in Pumpkin Park available for use.
Food is also available for purchase at Aunt Mary's Kitchen. Learn More }
Discounted Rates & Specials
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: $7/person
Thursdays - Fridays: $8/person
September Special: $6/person
All field trips scheduled for the month of September receive this special discounted rate!
- Reservations must be made in order to receive discounted admission
- FREE admittance is given for one teacher per 15 students
2017 School Tour Dates
September 26th - October 27th
Trips can be booked Tuesdays - Fridays. The maze opens at 8:30am and closes at 1:30pm
Reservations are required in order to reserve space and receive the special educational rate.
We encourage you to book as far in advance as possible.
- 2017 School Flyer
- 2017 "Corn in the Classroom" Curriculum
- 2016 "Walk on the Wild Side" Curriculum
- 2014 "Life Cycle of a Pumpkin" Curriculum
- 2013 "Who Grew My Soup?" Curriculum
- "Who Grew My Soup?" Ag in the Classroom website
- "All About Agriculture in the U.S." Activity Book
- Cooking in the Classroom Cookbook