It also honors the Kenan family, whose generous support helped us create this educational destination at the NC State Dairy Farm. The Jersey cows you will see are descended from William Rand Kenan’s original stock.
Our interactive museum lets visitors discover how a typical North Carolina dairy operates. Come learn how we raise our cows, how they produce milk and how that milk is used to make products like our delicious Howling Cow® ice cream.
Howling Cow® dairy products are made right on campus. Sales of our milk and ice cream support our research and provide funding for the education of tomorrow’s dairy leaders.
Visit the Museum
The museum and farm are located on Lake Wheeler Rd, just five miles from downtown Raleigh. For safety and health reasons, you must schedule a tour to visit the museum and farm.
Guided tours are available for organized groups of 10 or more. Larger groups may be split up to ensure the best tour experience. The cost is $15 per person. The guided tour includes the Randleigh Museum and the NC State Dairy Farm. Howling Cow ice cream is served at the end of each tour!
Currently, we are ONLY offering tours to organized groups of 10 or more, booked in advance.
Be sure to check out our handy guide, What to Know Before You Go, so that you’ll have the best possible experience.
Keep the NC State Dairy Farm Moo-ving Forward
Please consider supporting the programs and activities at the NC State Dairy Farm through a secure online gift below.
Fundraising efforts for the NC State Dairy Farm operate under the auspices of The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax id 56-6049304. You will receive an official receipt for your donation.