The Children's Nature Retreat

Zebra at Children's Nature Center.

Visit Animals at a New Nature Retreat in Alpine

The Children’s Nature Retreat is a serene ranch-style retreat with 20-acres of terrain and more than 80 domesticated livestock from around the world. Visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy and explore the beautiful and tranquil surroundings at their leisure.

The retreat is designed to help children develop a sense of wonder for nature and its inhabitants through unstructured exploration and learning. To create a fun and teachable environment, people can feed and interact with the animals as they roam their separate habitats.

The retreat is open to the public seven days a week, except on school field trip days or if capacity of 100 guests is reached. Visit the website for admission prices and call ahead to confirm availability for specific dates.

With spring around the corner, The Children’s Nature Retreat will start planting vegetable, herb and flower gardens. Families will be able to attend workshops where they will discover and learn how to plant and maintain a garden.

The Children’s Nature Retreat
5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine


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Published February 2017



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