A place where animals teach and people learn, a special "time-out" in the world of nature.
The Children’s Nature Retreat welcomes visitors of all ages, allowing everyone to enjoy and explore the beautiful and tranquil surroundings at their leisure. This magical and serene ranch-style retreat, with its 20-acres of terrain, is a safe haven to more than 120 domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. The retreat is specifically designed to help children develop a sense of wonder for nature and its inhabitants through unstructured exploration and learning. Fun and educational `interactive encounters’ are available for everyone to learn and foster an appreciation for animals, nature, sustainable farming and the ecosystem.
Here at the Children’s Nature Retreat we want to help in social change so that all children have access to animals, nature and the environment. In our increasingly digital dependent and urbanized world our children are slowly losing touch with nature. With this in mind, we believe the experience at the Children’s Nature Retreat will have a profound and positive impact on children, often reducing stress levels while offering a sense of connection to the earth.
At the heart of the retreat are our beloved animals. With more than 120 domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world, you will discover 17 species and 45 different breeds. Many of our animals have been acquired from owners who can no longer keep or care for them, while some have been rescued from extremely harsh living conditions. These magnificent creatures will now live out the rest of their lives in the serenity of the retreat to be very well taken care of and loved.
We are equally as passionate about bringing children and animals together, offering pure unfiltered happiness and joy for both animal and child. To create a fun and teachable environment there are separate areas where the animals reside, reflecting different worlds in the animal kingdom. Children have an opportunity to see these great animals up-close as they roam in their habitat.
For more information or to make an appointment contact us at: (619)320-4942 or email@example.com! Please call us prior to arrival as we limit the retreat to a daily capacity of 100 guests to ensure the best possible experience during your visit.
Single Day Pass
The single day pass allows you to enjoy the Children’s Nature Retreat at your leisure. Come explore the beautiful grounds, discover our animals in their habitat, enjoy lunch at a picnic table under the big oak tree! Feel free to ask our keepers if you have any questions about our animals or their surroundings.
Child (under 12): $15
Senior (55+): $20
Under 2 years: Free admission
Group Rate (group of 5 min.): 10% discount
Military and veteran families: 10% discount
Single Day Pass includes:
Join today and enjoy FREE unlimited admission for a year to the Children’s Nature Retreat!
Included with your membership:
Membership card with lanyard
10% discount on all boutique purchases
Adult Membership: $120
Child Membership: $80
Behind The Scene with Agnes Barrelet: $995
Up-close and Personal (add-on per enclosure): $35 per person
Be a keeper for the day: $495
The Children’s Nature Retreat is open seven days a week. Please call us in advance as we limit the retreat to a daily capacity of 100 guests to ensure the best possible experience during your visit.
Note: The retreat will also be closed to the public for all school field trip days to offer the children the best experience possible.
April – August 10am – 7pm
September – March 10am – 4pm
Parking available free of charge
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