Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware was established in the summer of 2015. After working hard at the original Barn Hill Preserve in Ethel, LA; owner Josh Mueller decided to bring Barn Hill to the First State! Josh is an Eagle Scout, Louisiana State University graduate with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and has an unshakable entrepreneurial spirit. Being a Delaware native and life-long animal education enthusiast made this decision an easy one for Josh. Throughout the years, our Delaware branch has brought smiles to people of all ages by providing them with once-in-a-lifetime experiences with our animal ambassadors. Our mission at Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware is to educate the next generation about animals and conservation through interactive and immersive animal experiences. Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware is currently open to visitors for scheduled public or private events. Learn more about Facility Visits here!
School Education Programs
Barn Hill Preserve's FREE mobile program consists of one, 45-minute oral presentation on our LIVE animal ambassadors. Our program offers students the unique experience to get up close and personal with animals they may have never seen before! Students participate by asking questions, getting involved in demonstrations, and responding to the speaker, making our program both educational and entertaining! Read More about our School Education Programs!
COVID School Updates
Our school programs can still be available and COVID-compliant! Virtual Field Trips are available over Zoom or the virtual meeting software of your choice. We also offer a drive-thru program option where students and their families can view our animal ambassadors from the safe social distance of their cars! Hosting our drive-thru program would be free to your school and registration is per car. With registration, each car will receive a sponsorship package to help support our animal ambassadors! Contact us about how your school can host an in-person or virtual Barn Hill Preserve event this school year!
Private Facility Events
Want to get in touch with your artist within while observing some amazing animals? Join us at our Paint-n-Sip nights! Paint-n-Sip with Sloths is your way to paint a sloth masterpiece while a real sloth paints a masterpiece of their own! Read more about our Paint-n-Sip events and register now!
Come stretch your body and relax your mind on site in our kangaroo yard with Kangaroo Yoga! Our certified yoga instructors will guide you through a beginner's yoga flow for about 45 minutes while our five resident roos hop around you. After class there is time to socialize with the kangaroos and get an Aussie experience right here in Delaware! Following each yoga session, we have the option to add on sloth encounters for you as well, which can be purchased when you arrive for yoga! Read more about Kangaroo Yoga and sloth encounters.
Sippin' with Sloths
Hang with us for a chilled out evening with our sloths while sampling local wines! Enjoy a private sloth encounter for you and your group while you snack and sip with our sloths! All participants must be 21 or older and table sizes are set with limited availability for each size. Reserve your table and learn more about the various wineries we have teamed up with to offer Sippin' with Sloths.
Want to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors from the comfort of your home? Try our Zoo-m calls! Zoo-m calls are a great way to spice up your conference calls, virtual happy hour, or virtual at-home learning. Click here to book your Zoo-m call today!
Mobile Birthday Parties
A mobile birthday party with Barn Hill Preserve is like no other! Our parties include a crew of one to two staff members and an exciting, hour long animal program! Our program consists of a 30 minute educational presentation followed by once in a lifetime interactions with our exotic animal ambassadors, photo opportunities, and guest Q&A. Learn More about our Mobile Birthday Parties!
Barn Hill Preserve's mobile summer camp program consists of a 45-minute oral presentation about our LIVE animal ambassadors. Our program offers campers the unique experience to get up close and personal with animals they may have never seen before! Campers participate by asking questions, getting involved in demonstrations, and responding to the speaker, making our program both educational and entertaining! Read More about our mobile Summer Camps!