- Learning Centers - Barnyard Animals
- Education-Early Childhood
The Critter Barn is a nonprofit educational farm spanning 3 acres. Our farm is a West Michigan attraction located in Zeeland Township within Ottawa County. We offer family fun in the greater Holland area: South Haven - Grand Rapids - Lowell - Kalamazoo - Grand Haven - Spring Lake - Muskegon.
The Critter Barn raises a variety of domestic farm animals and poultry, a sample of farm crops and a few orchard trees. Our curriculum focuses on promoting an understanding of agriculture, food sources, animal care, animal science, plus volunteer initiatives, and the farmer’s role in feeding the world. We have an authentic learning environment with many friendly animals!
We raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, hogs, pot-bellied pigs, cows, a horse, a pony, donkeys, rabbits, sheep, geese, goats, cats, and a dog. We teach through field trips, educational farm classes, public visiting, traveling off-site and several seasonal events.
The experiential education we offer and the miracles of creation found at our farm serve as an inspiration to all who come. Farms are dynamic, changing with the weather and the seasons. Working on a farm develops our character, and visiting a farm, and deepens our appreciation for the world around us.
Whom to Contact
- Mary RottschaferExecutive DirectorPhone: (616) 748-1110
From US-31 in Holland, go EAST on 16th Street for about 4 miles. 16th Street becomes Adams and we are located on the North Side of Adams
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