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Dear Parents and Friends

How valuable to have a place where children are “loving to learn!


Your student will appreciate every activity, enjoy the hands-on style and cherish the memories of their Critter Barn class.  From getting up-close with our entertaining animals to learning with our friendly teachers, we’ll put a smile on their face.


For over 30 years, kids of all ages have enjoyed our engaging activities as we teach about the animals and the work farmers do to raise our food. Critter Barn’s new farm, located in beautiful West Michigan, welcomes you to connect with the wonder of animals and nature. Explore the class listings and contact us if you have questions.


Keep growing!


Mary L Rottschafer

Founder, Executive Director

Makayla McKellips 

Programing Coordinator

For Class Frequently Asked Questions Click the Button Below


Fall Fun OnThe Farm!

One-time Class

Tuesday / Thursday Evenings: 5:00pm - 6:30pm


Class Cost: $20

Spend time outdoors this fall with the animals at Critter Barn. Opportunities to feed rabbits, walk a goat, go in the pen with sheep, take a peek at our egg layers, hold a new chick, feed a calf, and so much more!


Each class is packed full of Hands-On FUN and LEARNING!

For class frequently asked questions, click here

Fun On The Farm
Little Farmers
Goodnight Barn

Goodnight Barn

Ages 6 -10

One-time Class


Weeknights in the Fall


Class Cost: $20

Add Goodnight Barn class t-shirt for $10

Have you ever heard a pig snore?

Have you ever watched a sheep sleep?

Our Good Night Barn class is an “end of day experience” that is distinctively unique! We’ll turn the lights off as we finish caring for the animals and use flashlights to see where to go. Explore what it’s like when the animals settle down for the night... shhhhh!

For class frequently asked questions, click here


Little Farmers

Ages 3 - 5

Spring - Summer - Fall – 3-week series


Class Cost: $55


Little Farmers T-shirt is included


Little hands meet new animal friends in this unique, three-week series. Children will experience fur and feathers, hooves and paws, beaks and bills, and so much more. Your class meets for 90 minutes for 3 consecutive weeks.


This is often a first-time encounter with live farm animals for children, so please send an adult to accompany your Little Farmer. Bring your camera too! You’ll meet and feed the coolest creatures who call the Critter Barn home.


For class frequently asked questions, click here

Livestock Learning With Miss Megan!

Ages 12-16

Monday Evenings at 5:00pm

Class Cost: $20

Students ages 12-16 yrs are invited to join Critter Barn's Animal Care Manager, Miss. Megan, on Monday evenings this fall! Each week the class will focus on a different animal species, allowing for in-depth education and advanced hands-on learning with animals on the farm. This class is a great opportunity for volunteers or older kids who want to learn more. 

For class frequently asked questions, click here

Livestock Learning
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