997 Ward Rd. Aylesford, NS

africanspurthightortWhere are we located?

We are located at 1007 Ward Road, Aylesford, Nova Scotia.  Take Exit 16 off the Hwy 101 and follow the blue zoo signs.  

Our Mission

Oaklawn Farm's mission is to connect people with animals and help inspire a further appreciation for wildlife and nature.

What we offer

Oaklawn Farm offers a traditional Family Farm-like setting, along with a mix of exotic, endangered and rescued animal species.   Located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, and only a 15 minute drive from the spectacular  Bay of Fundy, known for the world’s highest tides.  Oaklawn Farm provides an up close animal experience, in a natural environment.  From  lions to lemurs, peacocks to pythons, goats to gibbons you’re sure to find the animal in you!

How Oaklawn Farm Became a Zoo

Back in the early 1970’s, the Rogerson’s started a farm in the Annapolis Valley.  They farmed traditional farm animals along with some interesting exotics.  By 1975, school groups started coming to the farm for their school trips.  In 1980, the “Learning to Live” program started at the farm, which involved kids from the local schools.  This program  provided the children with work experience involved with the care of animals.  The popularity of the farm grew and grew and by 1984, they decided to open to the public.  The animal varieties expanded as the farm became a zoo.  Now more than 30 years later, the zoo continues to flourish.

Mailing Address
Oaklawn Farm Zoo
997 Ward Rd
Aylesford, NS
B0P 1C0

Zoo News

Face Masks are required at admissions, all buildings and washrooms. Masks are required outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.  To see what to expect during your visit due to Covid safety protocols click HERE

Starting October 4th we are mandated by the provincial government to require our visitors over the age of 12 to provide proof of vaccination.  Keep checking for updates.

We are open 10-5 daily, admission closes at 4pm

No Pets allowed

Admission Rates

Adults $9.50
Seniors $6.50
Students $5.00
Children ages 3-12, $3.50
Children age 2 and under are FREE.


Inquire about Group Rates for organizations, birthday parties or educational school tours.

Open at 10 a.m daily ,  7 days a week.
Easter thru Mid-November

Gift shop &  Canteen on site

For more information please call us at 1-902-847-9790


Only 15 minutes to World’s Highest Tides
1 hour, 15 minutes from Halifax
45 minutes from Digby-Saint John ferry
1 hour, 45 minutes from Yarmouth-Maine ferry

Take Exit 16, off highway 101 and follow the blue zoo signs