We are thrilled to offer a series of opportunities open and free of charge exclusively to neurodiverse students and their families. We strive to make our site and programs more accessible to all visitors.

Animals for All has been made possible by grant funding by the Dorr Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation, and Generation Impact.

Registration for Summer Sessions Opens July 1

Please note registration guidelines are different for both programs. Please read guidelines before registering.

Heckscher Farm Open Evenings

Thursday, June 16 • Wednesday, July 20 • Tuesday, August 16 • Tuesday, September 13

6 – 7 pm   |   All Ages Welcome

These open farm evenings are designed for kids, adults, and families for whom traditional program environments may not work best, but who would still enjoy an after-hours experience. Join us for an “open farm” evening and move throughout the farm at your own pace, 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 30 tickets. Rain will cancel. Service dogs are welcome but we ask that emotional support animals remain at home.

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

Registration for Summer Sessions Opens July 1 Register ALL members of your party over 3 years of age, including caregivers/parents. All members of your family are welcome to attend this program.

Caring for Critters

Tuesday, June 21 • Thursday, July 7 • Thursday, July 28 • Wednesday, August 10 • Tuesday, August 23 • Wednesday, September 7

3:30 – 4:15 pm   |   Ages 5+

This 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 size allows for a great experience at each participant’s space and comfort-level. Rain will cancel. Limited to 3 participants per program. Registration includes 1 participant and an accompanying adult.

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

Registration for Summer Sessions Opens July 1 Register ONLY participating children or special needs adults. Due to small program size, we ask that neurotypical siblings not be registered for this program. Accompanying caregivers do not need to register but may still attend.