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If you are an animal lover, this tour is for you!

 Get up close and personal(imagine that, animals that are up close and personal) with some of the unique animal ambassadors of Barn Hill Preserve in Frankford, Delaware. We are proud to present unique, once in a lifetime opportunities for guests to meet different kinds of animals from all across the world. While visiting, guests will experience a fun, interactive animal show led by one of our knowledgeable staff members, and then and meet various animal ambassadors that live with us at Barn Hill!

Your tour begins with a 30-45 minute live educational presentation, featuring a diverse group of our ambassadors. Afterward, guests will get to share one-on-one time with some of the ambassadors, getting to hold, feed, and pet them(petting the porcupines is only for the brave of heart). This allows our guests to experience a unique one-on-one interaction with an exotic animal, creating a lifetime memory they won't soon forget. 

For those guests who are a fan of the world's slowest creature, you can now purchase an add on to your experience with our sloth encounters for just $30 extra. You'll get private one-on-one time with one of our two toed sloth ambassadors where you'll get to feed them a snack, chill with the experts at chilling, and take home a 4x6 print of your experience! Sloth encounters are available to be purchased in person at check in.

Check the calendar below for available times, then hit the book now button!

Pricing: $60 per ticket

(You will be directed to our scheduling software immediately after payment to reserve your time, so it is important to check availability first)

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Interested in just seeing the animal show?

Animal Shows

2 & under Free
Child (3-11yrs)  $20.00
Adult (12+ yrs) $30.00
Senior (65+) $25.00
Local Adult (Any Sussex county primary residence) $25.00


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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between an "Animal Show" Ticket and an "Encounter Tour" Ticket?

  • Animal Show Ticket includes
    • admission to our 30-min live animal show
  • Encounter Tour Ticket includes
    • admission to our 30-min live animal show
    • tickets for all offered encounters for the day excluding Sloth Encounters


Do I have to pre-register or can I just show up?

  • We ask that you purchase your tickets prior to your visit. We only have select dates and times that we are open and each time slot has a max amount of participants to ensure everyone has a memorable experience.


How early should I arrive?

  • We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit so we can have you checked in and begin the presentation on time. If you arrive late, there is no guarantee you will get the full presentation experience.


Are pets allowed to attend?

  • Unfortunately pets, including dogs, are not allowed to attend due to the fact that we have live animals and cannot know how they and your dog will interact. This is for everyone's saftey.


Do I have to sign up for encounters prior to my visit?

  • Nope! We will have you sign up for encounters when you check-in. We ensure enough encounter slots for everyone that is visiting that day.


Can I touch the animals during my encounter?

  • Each encounter is specific to the animal being encountered. Some animals are dangerous to pet or are solitary so our encounter will allow you to get up-close without endangering you or our animals. Most of the time if an animal can't be touched, we offer hand feeding opportunities to still get that bonding moment with out animals!

What if it rains, do you reschedule?

  • Luckily most of your experience will be in a covered area so weather doesn't affect us! 


What about social distancing?

  • We require that you wear a mask to check-in. Our large outdoor area has ample space to remain 6 ft apart from other guests that are not in your party.


Where are you located?

  • We are in Frankford, DE! Our address is 34215 Peppers Corner Rd. Below is a map of where to find us!