Variety of farm animals in front of white background

We are thrilled to announce a new series of opportunities open only to families of students with disabilities. We strive to make our site and programs more accessible to all visitors. Animals for All has been made possible by funding from Abilis and the Dorr Foundation. If you have questions, please contact Lisa at

Heckscher Farm Open Evenings

Wednesday, April 21; Tuesday, May 4; Tuesday, May 11; Thursday, May 20; Monday, June 14
6-7 pm

These open farm evenings are designed for kids, adults, and families for whom traditional program environments may not work best but still would like an after-hours experience! Join us for an “open farm” evening and move throughout the farm at your own pace and in an order of your own design. Small, controlled attendance provides a relaxed, sensory-friendly atmosphere. Heckscher Farm and our restroom facilities are fully-accessible. Staff will be on hand for questions but will not be providing a formal program. Limited to 50 tickets. All ages welcome.

This program is provided free of charge due to the generosity of our grant partners.

Caring for Critters

Tuesdays: April 27, May 25, June 8, June 22
Wednesdays: April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16
3:30-4:15 pm

This new program provides a chance for hands-on work with our Heckscher Farm animals for students with disabilities for whom our Junior Curator program environment may not be as successful. The small group allows for a great experience at each participant’s pace and comfort-level. Limited to 3 participants per program. A parent/caregiver must also attend with each participant. Participants must be at least 8 years of age. As this program is designed for small groups, we ask that you make other arrangements for siblings.

This program is provided free of charge due to the generosity of our grant partners.

Registration opens March 22 for SM&NC Members and April 5 to all.