General Information

10am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday
10am to 5pm



Make a Reservation! Sponsor a Farmyard Friend!

The Farmyard is open for the 2021 season! $5 admission to see all 300+ animals!

Please review our guidelines before your visit: 

  1. Keep Your Distance: stay a minimum of 6 feet away from other customers and staff at all times.
  2. Wear a Face Mask: All employees and visitors must wear a face mask or protective face covering.
  3. Use Hand Sanitizer: Please use it upon entering and leaving.
  4. Wash Your Hands: Please wash your hands thoroughly.
  5. Showing Symptoms? If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter. Please return home and follow the CDC guidelines. 
  6. Lambs Farm is taking additional precautions including, but not limited to, strict sanitation schedules and mandatory employee wellness checks to ensure the health and safety of our residents, employees and visitors. Our residents look forward to seeing you all when the state of Illinois allows them to return to work.

Here are the additional steps we are taking to keep our guests, staff and animals safe:

  1. Reservations are required to help us safely manage crowds. Click here to schedule your visit. Please note that reservations will be required through the month of April. We will reassess COVID-19 guidelines in May. 
  2. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory at all Lambs Farm businesses.
  3. Our Mini Train and Carousel are temporarily closed.
  4. Hay bags will be available for purchase, please consider feeding instead of petting.
  5. Staff will thoroughly disinfect frequently touched items such as counters and credit card terminals after use.

Farmyard Sponsorships

We are so excited to announce our new sponsorship program! 

You can now spread love and kindness by sponsoring your favorite Farmyard friends. Your sponsorship provides necessary support for animals that call Lambs Farm home. Some animals are healthy, some have special needs and some are rescues but all are loved and given the utmost care. Your one-time contribution will help cover the cost of food, veterinary care and enrichment during the 2021 Farmyard season. Click here to sponsor a Farmyard friend today!

Field Trips

In-Person Field Trips: If you would like to schedule an in-person field trip, you can do so using our reservation system. If you have any questions or would like to order food for your group, please contact Angela Ramert at

Virtual Field Trips: You can create your own customizable educational experience through our Meet the Herd service. Tell us the name and location of your school, grade and which animals you would like to focus on. Our knowledgeable Animal Keepers will put together a lesson plan just for your class!

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your big day with our Farmyard friends! You can reserve spots for you and your guests by using our Farmyard reservation system. If you would like to rent pavilion space and order food, please call the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery at 847.362.5050.  

Rent-the-Farm (Mondays Only)

Have the whole place to yourself! Call 847.990.3760 to rent the Farmyard for $250 from 1pm to 3pm.

Farmyard Photo Packages

Tell us the occasion, and we will send you five personalized and adorable photos of your favorite Farmyard friends with the sign of your choice. A great gift for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more! Click here to order your photo package. 


Helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all.

Donate Now