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. If you would like more information or to make an appointment please contact us at: (619)320-4942 or send us an email at

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 over 100 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: $25  I Child: $15 I  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:

  • Parking
  • Animal feeding
  • Animal interaction from outside of the enclosures

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 from Barnyard AlleyTortoise LandingMini Farm or Big Farm and experience a unique and positive connection with our animals from inside the enclosure.

  • Add-on per enclosure: $35 per person

Annual Memberships

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

Adult Membership: $120   I  Child Membership: $80

For one low membership price, you will enjoy:

  • Free unlimited admission to the retreat
  • Two free guest passes
  • 10% off all gift shop purchases
  • 10% off all rentals and enhanced tours
  • Exclusive access to special events
  • Plus, you will continue to enjoy the free parking, and the free animal feeding and interactions

Be a Keeper for the Day – NEW!

Shadow one of our experienced animal keepers from 8:30am 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.

  • Be a keeper for the day: $495 per person

Behind The Scene with Agnes Barrelet – NEW!

This exciting and exclusive three-hour private tour of the Children’s Nature Retreat is limited up to four guests per group to ensure an intimate experience and a positive connection with our animals. You 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.

  • Behind the scene package: $995 per group

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