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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

Baby Animals

Ages 3 - 5

One-time Class


Class Cost: $20

Add Baby Animals class t-shirt for $10

We’re having a baby boom!  It's time to meet all the new "baby faces" at the Critter Barn: ducklings, chicks, lambs, kids, bunnies and calves fill 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 being a grown-up along.

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