The MOOseum is closed now. Our 2013 season brought over 3000 visitors - and we're already planning for 2014.
The MOOseum will open again in May - every Saturday through the end of October from 10 a.m. to 3 pm.
On the 4th Sunday of every month (1-4 pm) we feature a local farm family. They will share with visitors their experiences of life on a Maryland dairy farm.
Exhibits change & grow...
In 2013 MOOseum exhibits highlighted a restored late 19th century horse-drawn Milk Delivery Wagon. The Milk Wagon restoration was made possible by a grant from the State of Maryland, through a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grant.
The Milk Transportation exhibit was enhanced through funding by Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County*.
Finally, an exhibit about robotic milking was installed thanks to donations and grants from the University of Maryland and the Maryland Ag Council.
There are lots of things to see and do at the MOO!!!
* Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grants are distributed in cooperation with the Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County *(www.heritagemontgomery.org).
We hope you'll visit the MOOseum in 2014 - and learn about the history of dairying, the farm families that built the industry, and how milking technology has changed in the past 200+ years.
A Milk Train is coming to the MOOseum next spring. As an addition to the "Moo to You" transportation exhibit, it will show how the coming of the railroad expanded dairy markets for local farms - and sent their milk into Washington, DC Creameries at the end of the 19th Century.
Our model milking herd now includes Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire and Guernsey cows, joined by Astronaut, Montgomery County's famous Holstein bull. The herd includes a very special Holstein you can try milking yourself!
Share your dairy farm story! See "See & Do", fill in and submit the webform so we can include your family farm in our archives & on the Dairy Map. Although Montgomery County is our main focus, any farm in the Maryland-Virginia Milk Producing Region can be included in the collection of our new Dairy Research Library.
We have many school & summer camp groups visit every year. Reservations are already coming in, so contact us soon to get your group on our list for 2014.*
With activities for the young - and young at heart - we look forward to welcoming you to the MOO.
*Contact the MOOseum (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about group tours, joining our mailing list, and activity days.