Heifer provides a wide array of educational opportunities for adults of all ages.
We provide a wide array of educational opportunities for Pre-K through high school.
Learning Center employees do not lead any religious programming. Heifer's faith community resources will help you plan your own spiritual programming/studies that relate to hunger and poverty.
During the spring lambing season, our Women's Lambing and co-ed Lambing Production programs provide hands-on animal work with the sheep and goats will be combined with formal and informal informational sessions regarding starting and maintaining a successful farming operation. Participants will also learn about Heifer’s work globally and locally, while enjoying climate-controlled lodging and farm-fresh meals.
Registrants must be at least 14 years of age to participate in Lambing Weekends. Minors must be accompanied by an adult registrant. Guests will stay at Heifer Ranch in a climate-controlled lodge with two people to a room. Each room includes towels, bed linens and a private bathroom. Meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining hall. Participants should be prepared for up to two miles of walking in a full day's program.
We offer programs and events throughout the year for school groups, families or just anyone who wants to drop in.
Heifer Village is a unique museum-like experience that introduces visitors to the possibility of a world free of hunger and poverty. It is a hands-on, global education facility and home to interactive exhibits as well as educational programming that provide a stimulating and challenging educational experience for people of all ages.
Heifer Village is designed as a sustainable and environmentally sensitive building. Adjacent wetlands, which support native species, complement Heifer Village's design.
Heifer Urban Farm is a three-acre, multi-purpose garden operating as an extension of Heifer Village. While visiting, you'll learn about sustainable practices, meet friendly animals like goats and chickens, and enjoy a tour of our garden and barn.
All school programs at Heifer Village and Urban Farm require reservations as space is limited. To inquire about availability, call toll-free at 855-3Heifer (855-343-4337) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For online directions to Heifer Village you can use Google Maps which has the most accurate directions.
From Memphis/East Arkansas - from I-40 Westbound
From Fort Smith/Conway - from I-40 Eastbound
From Pine Bluff - from I-530 I-530 N/US-65 N
Yes, Cafe@Heifer serves breakfast and lunch. Breakfast items include fresh pastries and a daily omelet. For lunch, choose from an array of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas.
Yes, Shop@Heifer features ethically sourced, artisan friendly products, educational toys, videos, pottery, accessories, chocolate, coffee, Heifer-branded merchandise and more.
Visitors to Heifer Village can explore interpretive exhibits and hands-on experiences. Our exhibits include The Heifer Story, the Global Solutions Gallery and the Artwork of Betty LaDuke.
Heifer Village also offers programs throughout the year all designed to enrich the Heifer Village experience. There are programs designed for schools, homeschools, youth and families, and adults. Public events are offered several times a year. Check out Heifer Village Events for more information.
Take a guided tour of Heifer International's LEED platinum certified world headquarters building.
Browse Shop@Heifer which features ethically sourced, artisan friendly products, educational toys, videos, pottery, accessories, chocolate, coffee, Heifer branded merchandise and more.
Eat breakfast or lunch at Cafe@Heifer. Breakfast items include fresh pastries and a daily omelet. For lunch, choose from an array of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas.
Explore the Heifer Urban Farm to see our garden and meet friendly barnyard animals.
No. Admission and parking is free. We do not charge for our programs; however, donations are always appreciated and may be made in the Shop@Heifer during your visit.
The Heifer International Campus, which included the Village and Urban Farm, is located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, just behind the Clinton Center at 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding major holidays.
Experiential learning promotes learning through direct experience, followed by focused reflection. By experiencing poverty firsthand, participants are able to identify with those who experience this life every day. Discussions after the activities allow participants to take a hard look at what happened, why and how, they can apply the experience to their everyday life. This method allows the participant to internalize his or her experience. Several other programs, including team-building activities, also incorporate the experiential method model.