Educational Guided Tours
ADVANCE ADMISSION TICKETS
Advance registration is required for our guided tours. The at door suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Admission is waived for age 12 and under, college students with valid ID and Asha's Sanctuary members. Please register below for one of our guided tours:
We typically require at least a week's notice, depending on our schedules. Maximum attendance for private tours are 12 adults or children and subject to regular admission fees and a minimum charge of $120. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private tour.
*Private tours can be arranged at no charge for individuals who would like to visit their sponsored farm animal at Asha.
What to Expect on Tours
Our director will bring you on the tour. If we have left for the tour already, please feel free to walk around and wait until the next tour. Please do not feed any of the rescued, farmed animals though as they are all on special diets. Please supervise children at all times ensuring they do not touch the high tensile electric fence.
Please be ready to make personal and intimate relationships with our very friendly rescued, farmed animals who absolutely love visitors. The rescued, farmed animals that live here had all suffered severely in the food industry due to standard practices in animal agriculture, and you will hear all about their individual stories of triumph and hope at Asha's Sanctuary where they can finally heal and learn to trust again. As we are an educational organization, our tour guides do discuss in graphic detail about common practices in animal agriculture. Tourists may may find this information disturbing.
We have a fully-equipped port a potty for visitors. At this time, we are not handicap accessible. However, we are diligently working toward this!!!
Please DO NOT bring any non-vegan food to the sanctuary out of respect for the farmed animals that live here and suffered in the animal food industry. Non-vegan food includes beef, turkey, ham, lamb, fish, dairy yogurt, dairy cheese, eggs, etc. If it came from an animal, it is not vegan. Please feel free to bring snacks that are vegan. If in doubt, please call us at 716-249-2555.
No Dog Policy
Please leave Rover home for the safety and well-being of our rescued farm animals. Dogs may not be left in your vehicle at anytime. Any visitors who bring their dog will be asked to reschedule their tour for another date. We appreciate your cooperation.
Things to do Around the Sanctuary!
We strongly encourage you to make a day out of your visit to Asha Sanctuary by taking in a hike at Eighteen-Mile Creek, having fun with the kids at the Carousel Park, visiting Murphy's orchards, going on a wine trail, or enjoying shopping at all the quaint shops in Olcott.
Although Olcott is a very popular 'fishing attraction,' we DO NOT condone fishing. Fish are living, breathing, intelligent and emotional beings, much like dogs in water. We like them to stay living and having fun in the water! There are plenty of activities to do in Olcott/Newfane that do not involve fishing. See all the links below for more information on Things to Do Around the Sanctuary!
Advance Admission Tickets is a convenience for individuals that previously visited the sanctuary only.* First time visitors are not charged admission. Sorry, there are no refunds.
*Admission is always FREE for 2018 Asha Sanctuary members, Full Time College Students (with valid ID) and kids 12 and under.
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