Observation Deck Tours
Discover Dairy Delights: Observe, Indulge & Learn at Babcock Dairy.
Enjoy our complimentary observation experience, and treat yourself to a single-serve ice cream dish for just a small fee. Pre-order lunch for your group to savor on-site, and remember to arrange ice cream and lunch orders at least two days before your visit.
Book your observation at least two weeks, minimum, in advance, and please note that we cannot offer observations from 11:30 am-1 pm due to the lunch rush. The observation itself takes 10-15 minutes, and groups of over 30 will be divided for optimal time management and space. If on the day of your scheduled tour, the group in attendance is less than 10 people, the tour will be, unfortunately, canceled.
Relax at our beautiful outdoor patio or the spacious lawn area across the street. In case of cooler months or unfavorable weather, we welcome groups to use our hallways or an available classroom.
We offer tours all day long when the store is open, but, unfortunately, cannot guarantee production to be taking place during all hours of the day or every day of the week. Your best chance of seeing our expert dairy producers in action is from 8am-11am. We cannot wait to see your smiling faces!
How much does the observation experience cost?
The observation is free, and a small ice cream is available for a small fee. You may also order lunch for an additional cost per person.
How far in advance must I book?
Observations must be booked at least two weeks minimum in advance. We ask for a pre-order for ice cream and lunch at least two days before your visit.
Do you offer walk-in observation times?
No, all observations must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance using the form below. We cannot offer observations from 11:30am-1pm due to a busy lunch rush.
How many people can fit on the observation deck?
Groups larger than 30 will need to be split in smaller groups. Our observation deck is small, but this also is typically better for time management for the group as well since a portion will be on tour while a portion can eat their ice cream, use the restrooms, etc.
How long is the observation experience?
An observation takes 10-15 minutes.
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Lunch Menu & Pre-orders
View our lunch options below. We will contact you to complete your lunch and ice cream pre-orders.
- Grilled Cheese
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Ham & Cheese
- Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza