Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
A beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 14 and continues through May 6. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.
Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tours
Hop on the hay wagon with Farmer Bill and his knowledgeable staff and ride trails through the gardens and forest to a private area where family memories will be born as you help during feeding time and have special access to our newest additions.
Tours are offered every day at 11am and also at 1pm on weekends plus April 16-20.
Sheep Shearing Weekend: April 28 and 29
Witness the flock have their winter coats removed using both modern and antique shearing methods.
Visit with talented spinners and weavers as they turn fleece to fiber and fiber to fabric or try your hand - we’ll show you how.
Included in admission/FREE to members
School Field Trips
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm offers a fun and educational experience for children in all grades. For teachers, we offer planning assistance before your visit and curriculum-based tour outlines. Enjoy our Picnic Area or use our shared indoor seating for lunch.
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Self-Guided Field Trips
(Recommended during the Baby Animals exhibit)
Tour the Village at your own pace, choosing activities that support your curriculum. After your students receive an introduction from our interpretative staff, they can watch Village artisans and farm staff at work, marvel at the sights and sounds of the 1858 water turbine, and delight in heritage-breed animals in the Round Stone Barn — especially the newborns! Hands-on activities in the Discovery Barn include dressing up in Shaker-style clothing, weaving on a loom, and milking a life-sized replica Holstein cow.