Indraloka Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a series of monthly single-day youth events titled Learn & Play Days. Events are for children ages 5+ and run from April through October. Each month a different three-hour program will be offered including a unique activity along with a tour of the sanctuary, meet and greet with the animals, treat preparation and distribution, and a catered lunch. See below for each months description. Events will be hosted at either the Mehoopany or Dalton location. Listed location is subject to change. During the event there will be a peaceful area designated for adults to enjoy the outdoors and animal interactions as well without a structured schedule. Parents and guardians may also join the group.
Learn & Play Day: Earth Day Edition- Activities include a drum circle, gardening including planting seedlings and spreading seed bombs, and a nature walk. Lunch is provided for youth only. Mehoopany Location.
Learn & Play Day: Art & Animals Edition- Feeling like “Pigasso?” Get creative painting your favorite sanctuary animal or scenery with watercolors while observing the animals as they graze. Mehoopany Location.
Learn & Play Day: Gus’s Games Edition- Put on your game face! Card games, board games, and outdoor games will be the focus activity of this event. Dalton Location.
Learn & Play Day: Storytime Edition- Bring your favorite short story and read to an animal. Reading isn’t your thing? Bring your favorite picture book or comic book. Prefer to write? Bring a notebook and a pen! Mehoopany Location.
Learn & Play Day: Animal Architecture Edition– Build the sanctuary of your dreams using legos, blocks, and more. For this event, plan to build your own wrap for lunch and maybe a carrot stick cabin, as well! Dalton Location.
Learn & Play Day: Pumpkins for Pigs (And Everyone, Else!) Edition: Help spread joy by distributing pumpkins, celebrating with the pigs, bobbing for apples, and trick-or-treating in reverse! We will be “knocking on pasture doors” and handing out favorite treats to every resident and, weather permitting, there will be a hay ride. Feel free to dress up as your favorite sanctuary friend, and the day will feature a special decorate your own cupcake activity to close out the season. Dalton Location.