Reservations are required using the form below.
Additional donations are welcome and always needed. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of our supporters to purchase food, bedding, and veterinary care for the animals, and provide cruelty prevention programs to the greater Central New York region.
During spring, summer and fall, weather permitting, The Haven at Skanda will be open each Saturday for a guided tour to meet the animals which starts at 1:30pm. Tour space is limited, and reservations must be made in advance. We are not able to accept walk-in visitors. When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email from us.
Please keep in mind that Skanda is home to rescued, endangered, and vulnerable animals, and our guidelines are for their safety and yours, and must be followed.
Instructions for arriving:
Drive Carefully: As you enter the farm, please drive slowly and watch for free-ranging chickens, ducks, and goats, who are not afraid of cars.
Parking: Please park alongside the 3-bay garage on your right as you come up the driveway. Walk a bit further up the driveway until you see the red picnic tables on your left by the main barn entrance.
Do not approach animals or explore the property before meeting a volunteer at the picnic tables. Please do not run or make loud noises, as this may scare the animals.
What to wear: Please wear closed-toe shoes, preferably boots, as the ground may be muddy and you will be entering the animal's living areas.
Companion Animals: For the safety of the animals at Skanda, we do not allow visitors to bring companion animals onto the farm.
We are committed to giving everyone a full and enjoyable experience on the farm. If you need special accommodations for your visit, please contact us to make arrangements.