We invite you out to take an educational tour with us, where you will meet our animals and hear their stories! Educational tours will be held at 12:30pm on the following days:
Tour Information & Guidelines
The Nature of our Tours
Our tours are intended to be educational and we will bring guests into animal enclosures to allow for a unique, one-on-one experience. Each of our residents has a story -- why they’re here, why they look a certain way, why they act a certain way -- and you will hear those important stories on your tour.
Our tours run about one hour in length.
Each tour will be limited to 20 guests and those who wish to participate must reserve their spot in advance, via email. Because all spots must be pre-arranged, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible if you cannot make your scheduled tour so that we may open up that space for another visitor.
Fees & Payment
In order to help keep our non-profit sanctuary operating, we ask for minimum donations of $10 per adult and $5 per child (under 16) for our educational tours. Please bring cash or a check made out to “Ahimsa Acres Sanctuary” when you check-in. If you’d like to use a credit or debit card, please pre-pay via the “donate” button on our website and indicate your tour date and number of attendees in the “notes” field. (At this time, we cannot accept debit or credit cards onsite.) Ahimsa Angels receive one complimentary tour a year. Click here for more information about our Ahimsa Angels program.
We are located in Vineland, NJ. Our founders’ home is located on sanctuary grounds. Out of respect for their privacy and for the safety of our animals, we kindly ask that you do not share our address or visit without an appointment. Guests will receive our address via a tour confirmation email. Parking is limited, so please carpool if you are able to.
Tours will take place regardless of weather. The only exceptions would be heavy downpours, high winds, or thunderstorms. In the rare case that we have to cancel or postpone a tour due to weather, we will make every attempt to provide advanced notification to guests who have reserved a tour spot.
For the safety of our animals and our guests, strollers are not permitted in animal enclosures. Children must be able to walk or must be carried by an adult during tours.
Please dress appropriately for an extended outdoor experience. You will most likely get a little dirty, so please do not wear your best clothes or shoes to the sanctuary! Closed-toe shoes are required to enter animal enclosures.
Please do not bring food with you on your tour. The animals will try to take it from you! Water bottles may be carried along during tours.
Interacting with our Animals
Our animals have a wide range of personalities, and although most are very friendly, we ask that you respect them and their willingness to stand for petting, photos, etc. For the safety of our residents, we ask that guests do not chase or pick up any of our animals.
Release from Liability Waiver
All tour guests will be required to read, sign and abide by a Release from Liability Waiver upon checking in for their tour.
Smoking is not permitted on sanctuary grounds.
Companion Animals and Service Animals
Because most of our sanctuary residents are, by nature, prey animals, we ask that you do not bring any companion animals onto the premises. For this same reason, we cannot allow service animals onto the sanctuary. Please do not leave your animals in your parked car!
We have a “port-a-potty” for guest use, however, it is NOT wheelchair accessible.
Unfortunately, the sanctuary is not yet wheelchair-accessible.