From a working farm, a petting zoo, to an animal refuge, Maui offers just the place to give and get some animal companionship and love. These Maui farms give kids and adults the opportunity to learn about and how to care for our fellow creatures, all while having a hands-on good time.

Photo Courtesy of Maui Animal Farm

Maui Animal Farm is a mostly volunteer-run animal farm, located at the foot of the West Maui mountains in Lahaina. They have a wide variety of traditional, and some non-traditional, farm animals. Morning tours run Tuesday through Saturday, all ages welcome. Private parties can be booked with a fun itinerary for every age. Guests can feed and interact with the animals including bunnies, chickens, goats, sheep, horses, tortoises, and pigs. Don’t miss out on giving Hau’oli the pig a belly rub!  264 Haniu St. Lahaina 808-280-2597

Courtesy of Lahaina Animal Farm

Just down the road from Maui Animal Farm, Lahaina Animal Farm and Petting Zoo offers gorgeous mountain and ocean views, as well as plenty of friendly animals to meet and feed. They book both group or private petting zoo sessions where you’ll learn about the animals and what makes each one unique. Private birthday parties can include treasure hunts and fishing in the tilapia pond. Visit their collection of miniature animals including horses, cows and pigs or wander the grounds with the free-roaming rabbits.  108 S. Lauhoe Pl. Lahaina 833-523-6284

Courtesy of Leilani Farm Sanctuary

The warm, lush tropical grounds of Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Haiku feel like a sanctuary; a refuge for animals and people alike. After all, this non-profit was created to rescue, care for, and protect abused and neglected animals. You can even sponsor an animal and receive an adoption certificate keepsake. Schedule a tour to meet and connect with some of the 350 animals residing here which include goats, cats, geese, donkeys, sheep, rabbits, tortoises, pigs, ducks, deer, and a cow. Tours are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings for ages seven and up. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Reservations are required.  260 East Kuiaha Rd. Haiku, 808-298-8544