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Up-Close and Personal Animal Encounters

Spend 30 minutes with your favorite animal

You will enjoy up-close and personal interaction with these beautiful creatures and learn all about them from our experienced animal keepers.

Pick your favorite animal enclosure from Barnyard Alley, Tortoise Landing, Mini Farm, Big Farm, Mini Trio, Two Besties and Camel Oasis and experience a unique and positive connection with our animals from inside the enclosure.

Admission price not included in the up-close and personal experience price.

Price per enclosure $35/person.

Neighborhood: East County

Children's Nature Retreat
5178 Japatul Spur
Alpine, CA 91901

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Contact Info

619-320-4942
reservations@childrensnaturereretreat.org

Date & Time

Sep 23, 2019 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 10, 2020

For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year - from early March through early May - literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 7 - May 3, 2020

Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 21 - May 10, 2020

Spring brings a magical experience to the Park, as more than 10,000 dazzling butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in our Hidden Jungle habitat. There are stunning photos to snap (guests wearing bright colors may find a butterfly perching on them) and fun for everyone. This popular event is one you won’t want to miss!

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Pure Project Coffee Release

Feb 28, 2020

With freshly emptied barrels of our most talked about release of the year, we decided to capture its essence in our next coffee release. Corylus Barrel Aged Mexico El Jaguar is a sensory journey allowing Mexico El Jaguar Siltepec coffee from Chiapas to show its notes of vanilla and spices, and with added depth from Corylus, a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with hazelnut, cacao, and coffee. After months of aging in barrels, the coffee transforms into this beautiful beast showcasing notes of dark chocolate, peanut brittle, toasted marshmallow, and bourbon sweetness.

12 ounce bags of this coffee will be available at both Pure Project tasting rooms starting Friday, February 28th for $22 each, while supplies last!

If we still have bags by Monday, March 2nd, then they will also be available for purchase online starting Monday,

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The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 10, 2020
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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 7 - May 3, 2020
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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 21 - May 10, 2020
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Pure Project Coffee Release

Feb 28, 2020
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