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The Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center is a popular attraction for schools, families, day care groups, and animal lovers. Our farm animals in the teaching barn, horse barn, outdoor paddocks, and wildlife area are open to the public on weekends and holidays or for scheduled tours.

Free Weekend Hours
Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 3pm

  • Individuals and small groups are free to roam the barn and paddocks
  • Groups of 6 or more are required to arrange a scheduled tour
    (for insurance and liability purposes)

Scheduled Group Tours
Mid-April to Mid-November

• Saturday: 10am only

Our tours are designed to be informative, educational, and fun for all ages. Before a scheduled tour date, the Farm Office must receive full payment for the booked tour, a signed contract, and a Certificate of Liability insurance form. Tours take place during our regular workdays on our main campus in Brewster, NY which is also a NY State residential treatment center as well as a special education school. All tour activities are held outdoors and are subject to cancellation due to bad weather.

General Farm TourFarm & Wildlife Tour
3-part tour includes seeing our horses, donkeys, llamas, pigs, camels and more animals; children's pony ride* and tractor-pulled hay ride4-part tour includes farm animal tour; wildlife center tour including falcons, owls, vulture, condor, eagle, snakes, tortoise and more; children's pony rides* and tractor-pulled hay ride
Duration:
2 hours includes picnic area
Duration:
2 ½ hours includes picnic area

*Pony rides only for children 10-years-old and younger.
Pony rides at the discretion of our certified therapeutic riding instructors.

Group Pricing
Group SizeHead Count**
Farm 3-partWildlife 4-part
Smallup to 15 people$150$200
Medium16-30 people$250$300
Large31-50 people$300$400

 

 

 

 


**Group head count must include everyone attending. Groups larger than 50 must book a 2-day tour.

NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL or under the influence of alcohol permitted on our premises.

Please be aware that events may be booked as far as 6 months in advance. Tours are not available during special events or activity days for Green Chimneys School.

For more information or to book a tour
Contact Donna Prokopchuk at dprokopchuk@greenchimneys.org or 845.279.2995 x383

What Happens During the Farm Tour
Groups are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour time and park in our Visitor’s Parking Lot named Otter Lot #2. Dress for the weather (layer clothing), bring your own drinking bottles, and wear closed toe shoes—NO flip flops. Your Tour Guide will greet the group(s) at the back of the parking lot. During the tour, groups rotate through the various farm areas to visit the horses, cows, pigs, or have pony rides and the hayride. If children are over 10 years of age, arrangements may be made to visit the Wildlife Center as a substitution for the pony rides. The group is reminded to wash their hands before leaving the Farm Center. All attending groups may use the Ross Field picnic table area during their tour time only, but are asked to clean up the tables and surrounding area when finished. If the group is not planning to use the picnic tables, then the group returns to their vehicles in the Otter Lot.  At all times, it is our goal to teach your group about Green Chimneys and the animals that we care for that you will see on your tour.

To Make Our Farm Tours Successful ...
We include our farm staff, volunteers, interns and Green Chimneys students who are chosen to guide our groups through the farm animal barn and wildlife tours as well as assist with the children’s pony rides and tractor hayrides. Everyone involved with a Tour has been trained to handle the groups that arrive at our campus for a fun, safe, educational, and enjoyable tour. We are a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int’l). We ask that all group chaperones maintain order and assist in the groups’ movement through the different program areas. Unruly behavior will NOT be tolerated as it is likely to upset our animals and poses significant safety issues for both the animals and our guests.

Have questions about a tour you've already booked?
Contact Donna Prokopchuk at dprokopchuk@greenchimneys.org or 845.279.2995 x383

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