About Visiting Heifer

Get answers to frequently asked questions about visiting the Heifer International Campus

What educational opportunities do you provide for adults?

Heifer provides a wide array of educational opportunities for adults of all ages.

What educational opportunities are available for young people?
Does Heifer offer building tours of its headquarters?

Yes, the green building design of the Heifer International headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a unique and fascinating attraction.

Tours are available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Does Heifer staff lead religious programming at Heifer Learning Centers?

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.

What is Women's Lambing/Lambing Production at Heifer Ranch?

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.

What programs do you offer for students and adults at Heifer Village?

We offer programs and events throughout the year for school groups, families or just anyone who wants to drop in.

What is Heifer Village?

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.

What is Heifer Urban Farm?

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.

How do I schedule a field trip to Heifer Village and/or Urban Farm?

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 reservations@heifer.org.

Will I see gardens at Heifer Village and/or Urban Farm?

Yes, directly behind Heifer Village is our Urban Farm where you can see a multi-purpose garden with barnyard animals.

How do I get to Heifer Village and/or Urban Farm?

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

  • Merge onto I-30 W/US-167 S/US-65 S/US-67 S toward LITTLE ROCK via Exit 153B on the left. Continue 2.3 miles
  • Take Exit 141A for AR-10 toward Cantrell Rd/Clinton Ave
  • At the fork, keep right and continue straight to the second STOP sign at 3rd street.
  • Turn left at E 3rd St
  • Continue straight to Heifer Village. Parking is on the right, just before the circular drop-off at the Heifer Village sign

From Fort Smith/Conway - from I-40 Eastbound

  • Merge on to I-30 W/US-65 S toward LITTLE ROCK via Exit 153B. Continue 2.3 miles
  • Take exit 141A for AR-10 toward Cantrell Rd/Clinton Ave
  • At the fork, keep right at the fork to continue straight to the second STOP sign at 3rd St
  • Turn left at E 3rd St
  • Continue straight to Heifer Village. Parking is on the right, just before the circular drop-off at the Heifer Village sign

From Pine Bluff - from I-530 I-530 N/US-65 N 

  • Merge onto I-30 E, continue for 2.2 miles
  • Take exit 141A for AR-10 toward Cantrell Rd/Clinton Ave
  • At the fork, keep right merge onto E 2nd St
  • Turn right at Mahlon/Martin St
  • Turn left at E 3rd St
  • Continue straight - end at Heifer Village
Do you have a place to eat at Heifer Village?

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.

Do you have a gift shop at Heifer Village?

Yes, Shop@Heifer features ethically sourced, artisan friendly products, educational toys, videos, pottery, accessories, chocolate, coffee, Heifer-branded merchandise and more.

What can I do at Heifer Village and/or Urban Farm?

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.

Can I see animals at Heifer Village and/or Urban Farm?

Behind Heifer Village is our Urban Farm where you can see barnyard animals like alpacas, goats, chickens, pigs and a cow.

Is there an admission cost for Heifer Village and/or Urban Farm?

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.

Where is the Heifer International Campus located and what are your hours of operation?

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.

What is experiential learning?

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.