Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Visit The Gentle Barn - California

Come Visit Us on a Sunday!

We are located just 40 miles north of Los Angeles!

Come hug the cows, give the pig's tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn!

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like more information about volunteering, click here.

Help Keep Our Birds Healthy

Due to the Avian Flu, we are not allowing any persons who have outdoor birds to enter our bird area. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. We must protect our flock.

All guests will be required to step on bleach mats and sanitize their hands upon entering and leaving our bird area.


Open To Public Sundays

Tickets must be reserved in advance

Reserve Sunday Tickets

Donation: Adults $22, Kids (2-12y) $12, Under 2y Free
Day: Sundays
Timed Entry: 10:00a-11:30a, 10:30a-12:00p, 11:00a-12:30p, 11:30a-1:00p, 12:00p-1:30p, 12:30p-2:00p


Address: Our sanctuary is located at:
15825 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

Directions from the South (L.A. and the Valley): Take 405 North (or 210 West) to 5 North to 14 North (Lancaster/Palmdale) Exit Sand Canyon Rd and turn Left Go over the Canyon and turn right on Sierra Highway. The Gentle Barn is located about 1.1 miles on the Left.


Regarding Financial Hardships for Sunday Visits

If you are unable to afford the requested donation amount, please contact us.

The Gentle Barn is a non-profit organization and no one will ever be turned away for an inability to donate.


Bring your own water container! In an effort to drastically reduce the amount of plastic used on Sundays, The Gentle Barn will not be selling water in plastic water bottles. We have a new water station with filtered water that you may use to fill up your own water containers. There will be a limited supply of Gentle Barn water containers and thermoses that can be purchased at the gift shop as well.

Out of respect for the animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring any dairy, egg, meat, poultry, or seafood onto the property. The Gentle Barn is an outdoor farm environment, therefore we strongly recommend all visiting guests wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen. Be sure to bring plenty of water for your group!

Season Passes Available

We have passes for individuals, families and their guests, starting at just $60. A donation towards a Season Pass can be placed online or you may upgrade your already reserved ticket when visiting on Sunday.


Cow Hug Therapy, Private Tours, Groups & Parties

Hosted during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
(Not available during public open Sunday)



Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

Animal communication has helped me heal the animals at The Gentle Barn and give them everything they need and want. It’s so life changing for us and the animals that I’ve started doing readings professionally so I can help others connect to their animals in the deepest way possible. I’m in for any way I can help animals and help The Gentle Barn at the same time.

- Ellie Laks