Who doesn’t love baby animals? How can you not? They are so cute and innocent. Well, if teeny-tiny, fuzzy-face little animals fill your heart with joy, the Hancock Shaker Village has just the thing for you!

Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield is kicking off its 2021 season on April 17th with its popular Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, which is now in its 17th year is a perennial three-week celebration of new life on the farm.

According to a press release from Hancock Shaker Village, Baby Animals signals the advent of spring to many Berkshire residents. Visitors will get to meet and greet the new calves, piglets, chicks, lambs and kids in and around the Round Stone Barn, and tour the historic 20-building village dating back to 1780. The animals raised at the Village feature modern as well as heritage breeds popular in the 1700s and 1800s. 

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It feels wonderful to reopen, and welcome people back to this extraordinary historic landmark... The farm in springtime is overflowing with new life.  It signals hope. ~ Jennifer Trainer Thompson, Director of Hancock Shaker Village 


Baby Animals will run through May 9th and is open to the public six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 AM and 4 PM. Mondays are Members Only Days on April 19th, April 26th, and May 3rd, 11 AM – 4 PM. Private tours, which are held when the barn is not open to the general public, are available 10AM – 11AM daily, by reservation only, and for up to eight people.  

In addition to Baby Animals, season highlights include an exhibition by James Turrell that opens May 30th, and the opening up of the South Family trail and archaeological site. All programs and audience sizes will be contingent on capacity regulations in connection with official recommendations from the Massachusetts Governor’s Office and CDC. 

For more information on Baby Animals registration, season highlights, premium tours, or to become a member, you can visit www.hancockshakervillage.org 

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