Education

Thank You For A Great Season Of Learning!
Class registration for 2022 will open on February 1

 
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BEE Smart!

For bee lovers of all ages!

 

One-time class offered in late winter

 

Class Cost: $20

 

There’s something new at the Critter Barn this year! Meet two professional beekeepers: Phillip Preston and Don Lam. Learn about the amazing honey bee! Without bees, there would be very little food for anyone to eat!

 

You will learn about beekeeping in all seasons plus the special equipment used to safely manage and handle hives. Try on a beekeeping suit! Learn how the worker bees truly do all the work. See beehive boxes, and learn about honey.  Students will receive a copy of the informative booklet: Welcome to our Honey Farm.

 

*NOTE*

February and March classes will have no live residents in the hives (no bees!)

For class frequently asked questions, click here

*More Classes Coming Soon!*

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Little Farmers

Ages 3 - 5

(must be 3 by May 1)

 

Spring - Summer - Fall – 3-week series

 

Class Cost: $55

 

Little Farmers T-shirt is included for every child.

 

Bring your little animal lover to Critter Barn for our three-week series: Little Farmer's Class. Children will begin to understand the difference between egg-layers and mammals, fur and feathers, hoof and paw, beak and bill, and so much more. Class meets one time each week for 3 weeks. Your child will meet, feed and interact with every species on our farm.

 

This is often a first-time encounter with live farm animals for children, so send an adult to share the memories and enhance your Little Farmer's experience. Bring your camera too!

 

For class frequently asked questions, click here

 
 
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ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Ages 6-8
(Must be 6 years old by May 1, 2022)

 

2-Day Class - $60
5-Days Class - $85

 

June, July and August

 

All students receive and Animal Adventure T-Shirt

Join us for a real farm adventure this summer!  It’s Hands-on fun at its best! Adventures with our friendly farm animals will give your student an up close and personal experience all around our farm. Learn to hold and handle chicks and bunnies, walk the goats, feed giant baby bottles to our calves, give a bubble bath, feed treats, make mud for the pigs!

 

Choose a 2 day or 5 day option and plan to have an ADVENTURE to remember!


For class frequently asked questions, click here 

*Class registration will open February 1st, 2022*

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CRITTER CAMP

Ages 8-16

(must be 8 by May 1, 2022)

 

3-Days: MWF or TThF
 

June, July and August

 

8:30am - 3:00pm

Class Cost: $170

 

Enjoy an inside look at our entire farm operation. Campers learn the basics about each farm species. Campers will feed and care for our mammals and birds. They’ll learn about farming methods, fiber, animal nutrition, grooming, milking goats, egg production and composting.

 

Critter Barn’s experience teaches life skills and the rewards of good work while helping on our farm. Your Camper will meet new friends who enjoy animals too.  They will grow confidence and a sense of responsibility as they work alongside our staff.


Our Critter Camp class is the prerequisite for children and youth to volunteer as members of our Critter Crew. Take the class and you can volunteer all year. 

 

For class frequently asked questions, click here

*Class registration will open February 1st, 2022*

 
 
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Baby Animals

Ages 3-5
(must be 3 years old by February 1, 2022) 

 

One-time class offered in the Spring

 

Class Cost: $20

 

Add a Baby Animal class t-shirt for $10

 

Meet the new "baby faces" at the Critter Barn: ducklings, chicks, lambs, kids, bunnies, and calves are the new stars in the barn each spring. Our class includes hugging, petting, feeding, handling, and watching every one of our adorable baby animals! This one-time class experience is to be shared, so please bring a grown-up along.

 

Please note, that our class curriculum changes with the weather, the seasons, and with who's just born in the barn. You’re invited to attend this class over and over!


For class frequently asked questions, click here