Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm | Kids Out and About Albany

Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm

Baby lambs, piglets, calves, goats, ducklings, and chicks arrive at the historic Round Stone Barn.
Hancock Shaker Village kicks off its 2012 season with the tenth annual Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. This spring celebration is one of the most exciting times of the year at the Village, when scores of baby lambs, piglets, calves, goats, ducklings, and chicks arrive at the historic Round Stone Barn. Visitors get to meet and greet the baby animals from 10am - 4pm daily. They may also participate in fun Shaker-themed craft activities in our Discovery Room, including basket weaving, making and decorating seed packets, and weaving on a small loom.

Behind-the-Scenes Access Tour

2pm daily, with additional 10am tours on weekends

Make family memories with a special Behind-the-Scenes guided tour for your flock!  Families can get up close and personal, helping at feeding time and having special access to the newborns! Your private guided tour includes a fun-filled gift bag with goodies from our Village Store, and a framed photo of your group to commemorate your visit. Rates apply to all ages. NEW THIS YEAR: includes hayride, weather permitting. Space on each tour is limited, please ensure your spot by registering in advance.

School Field Trips

Baby Animals at the Shaker Farm is a fun and educational learning experience for children of all grade levels. We offer pre-visit planning assistance and curriculum based tour outlines for teachers. A Picnic Area is available, as well as indoor seating.  click here for our group reservations form.


Sheep Shearing Weekend

April 14th & 15th

Join Fred DePaul as he demonstrates sheep shearing in the Round Stone Barn throught the day. Fred has won championship awards at national and international shearing competitions, and has taught shearing workshops for years. As he shears HSV's flock of heritage breed Merino sheep, Fred will demonstrate both historic and contemporary methods and equipment.

David Grover and Friends

April 14th - 11:00 & 12:30

David Grover and Friends perform in the Round Stone Barn (upstairs) at 11am and 12:30pm on April 14th. Join in a barnyard sing-along! Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

"Families, Flocks & Herds"

Paintings by Susan Merrill
View new works by Stockbridge artist Susan Merrill, displayed in the Poultry House during Baby Animals 2012. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings will help to support programming at Hancock Shaker Village.

Pony Rides

Saturdays & Sundays during Baby Animals, 11am - 4pm

Party Time Ponies will be on site from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays during Baby Animals to offer rides on their warm, fuzzy and friendly ponies at $5/ride.



PO Box 927
Pittsfield, MA, 01202
United States


413-443-0188 or 800-817-1137
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10 am to 4 pm
$17/adult, $8/youths 13-17, children 12 and under FREE (accompanied by adult)


All Ages