Single visit

The single day pass allows you to enjoy the Children’s Nature Retreat at your leisure. Come explore the beautiful grounds, discover more than 200+ 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.

Adult: $40  I Child: $25 I
  • Under 2 years: Free admission

  • Military, first responders, veteran families, teachers and Alpine residents: 10% discount

  • Groups of 12+: 15% discount

Single Day Pass includes:

  • Animal interaction from outside of the enclosures

  • Free Parking
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Book your visit by calling 619-320-4942 or by email at
[email protected]

Annual Memberships

As a valued member, you will enjoy a full year of fun and adventure, while being proud you are supporting a cornerstone in the community. Your membership dollars support the rescued and adopted animals in our care, provide green spaces and play places, and encourage environmental preservation, conservation, and a connection with nature.

  • Adult Membership (12+): $149
  • Child Membership (2-12): $85
  • Family Membership (1 adult, 2 children): $269
  • Family Membership (2 adults, 1 child): $325 (each additional adult: $129, each additional child: $75)

For one, low price you will enjoy:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the Farm for an entire year. We are open 363 days a year. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • 10% off boutique purchases and Senior visitors.
  • Free subscription to our monthly newsletter so you can keep up with what is happening at the Farm
  • One FREE Single Day Pass.
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Up-close and Personal

Enhance your visit!

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 and experience a unique and positive connection with our animals from inside the enclosure. Choose from:

  • Barnyard Alley
  • Tortoise Landing
  • Mini horses and mini goats
  • Sheep and mini donkeys
  • Mini Trio
  • Judi’s Little Zoo
  • Big horses
  • Bird room
  • Reptile room
Admission price not included in the up-close and personal experience price.
  • Add-on per enclosure: $35 per person

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Guided Tour:

See the Retreat in a whole new light with a 90-minute guided tour.

Your keeper will accompany you to each of the enclosures and introduce you to our animals where you’ll learn about diets, the different species, individual animal stories and more! Admission price not included in the guided tour price.

  • Guided tour: $250 for up to 5 people

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Be a Keeper for the Day

Shadow one of our experienced animal keepers
from 9:00am to 5pm.
You will have the opportunity to help your keeper with his/her daily duties
while interacting at length with all of our animals.
Your first experience will start
by helping some of our animals getting out of the barn
and into their respective enclosure,
then your day will end by bringing the animals back inside for the night.
*Admission price not included in “Be a Keeper for the Day” price.

  • Be a keeper for the day: $195 per person

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Behind The Scene Tour

Go behind the scene with our Founder and Executive Director, Agnès Barrelet. There is no better way to experience the Retreat and the special relationship Agnès has with these animals, it’s incredible! This exciting and exclusive three-hour private tour is limited to two guests to ensure an intimate experience and a positive connection with our animals. You will have access to each enclosure, will enjoy up-close interaction with these beautiful creatures, and learn all about them. There will be 15-minute breaks as needed during your tour.
*Admission price not included in “Behind The Scene Tour” price.

  • Behind the scene tour: $495

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Birthday Parties

If your child loves animals, The Children’s Nature Retreat is the perfect place to celebrate his/her birthday!
Your child and guests will spend the day exploring the great outdoors, feeding and learning all about our many animals! Explore over 20 acres of beautiful and serene ranch-land with animals at every stop.

Regular admission price.


-Goat visits your table – $75

-Special presentation at one enclosure – $100

Reserve your special day by calling us at (619) 320-4942 or emailing us at [email protected]

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Hours of Operation

Text/Call: (619)320-4942
or email at [email protected].

Text/Call: (619)320-4942
or email at [email protected].

  • Open 7 days a week

  • Hours of Operation: 10am – 5pm

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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