top of page

The World of Animals is 
Waiting for


Sips with Sloths


Encounter Tours

otter swim.jpeg

Otter Swims

With Santa!


Spend your holiday season here at Barn Hill Preserve and enjoy our holiday special event of Pancakes with Santa and Mrs.Claus!


Event takes place every Saturday and Sunday from November 18th through December 17th.

Tickets Include:

-4x6 prof. printed photo with Santa (digital QR code as well)

-Holiday Decor

-Wagon Rides (with Highland Cows and Yaks!)

-Animal Shows

-Petting Zoo

-Kangaroo Walkabout

-Santa Letters

-Ornament Crafts


-Self-Tour with over 50 species of animals!

santa 3_edited.jpg
santa 5.jpeg

Browse Our Upcoming Events

Events Calendar

About Barn Hill

What began as just a seed of passion for animals and education has blossomed into a thriving haven for exotic animals, conservation initiatives, and educational programs.

Click below to learn more about our preserve and global conservation efforts.

Artboard 9_edited.png

Hear From Satisfied Guests

We had a great time! We did two otter swims with a guided tour. Lexie was super knowledgeable and all the animals loved Ben. We loved being able to hold and touch the different animals, but I also really respected that they didn't force the animals to come out and see us and that they took safety into consideration as well.


For me it was an amazing experience!

Laura S. via Google

Meet Our
Animal Ambassadors

Visiting from out of town?


The Lodge at the Bluffs offers a peaceful and serene stay in the community of The Bluffs on Thompson Creek. All of the rooms are mini-suites, with a living room, limited kitchen, bedroom, and front veranda. It is located less than 30 minutes away and perfect for outdoors lovers visiting Barn Hill Preserve! 


Sign up to be the first to hear about exciting updates and special events and pricing!

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page