Baby farm animal season is here

hancock shaker baby pigs

It really is spring: The popular baby animal days at Hancock Shaker Village start this coming Saturday, April 16 and run through May 8. Adult admission is $20 / $8 for kids 13-17 / and free for kids 12 an under.

There's also a behind-the-scenes farm tour available, with "the opportunity to meet, hold and bottle-feed some of the newborn animals in a reserved area." Tickets for that are $27 or $30 depending on the day.

Hancock Shaker Village is a village, museum, and farm on a Shaker site in Pittsfield, Massachusetts -- about 40 minutes from Albany. A bunch of years ago, Dawn wrote about visiting for baby animal days.

Indian Ladder
Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont also has baby animal days. They're May 7-22 this year. Admission is $5 per child / free for an adult accompanying a child.

photo: Dawn Padfield

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Albany Library and Troy Library (and others) have Museum Pass for Hancock Shaker Museum so a family could go for free to see baby animals. Plenty of other museums as well http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/books-and-more/museum-passes/

Parents with young children you do not want to miss this tour. The experience of seeing baby farm animals and the workings of a farm is a memory that your children will not forget. Mixing education and fun - how can you go wrong.

Can you go to Indian ladder without a kiddo?

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