Star Gazing Farm
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Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary provides safe haven to abused, stray, and neglected farm animals

and offers educational programs and community service opportunities to young people.

The farm is located on 4 acres of rolling hills in Western Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Star Gazing Farm is a non profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
CFC#: 86412

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News & Events

Holiday Gift Shop and Open Houses

santa-sqFraternize with friendly farm animals, sip sweet cider, and shop for hand-crafted gifts in our Holiday Gift Shoppe!  Please come and visit the farm!  Every  Saturday from 10-4 starting November 29 until December 20.

Special!! SANTA CLAUS WILL BE AT THE FARM on December 20.

Bello goes to the hospital

belloBello, our 20 year old Dutch Warmblood horse (gelding) has been having many troubles with incontinence and a severely enlarged bladder.  You can read all about his fascinating journey to the hospital and view a slideshow here. If you would like to contribute to his hospital fund, there is a link on that page for that, too.  Thank you!

Progress on our New Barn Construction

Thanks to all the wonderful people who have donated to make this new barn a reality! Please read about our updates here.

Student Learning Services Hours (SSL)

We offer community service learning hours to young people in the Montgomery County school system! Volunteers must be at least 11 years of age.  Volunteer Application Form.
Frequently asked questions about volunteering, visiting, and more

Featured Volunteer

Meet Kimberly!

kim-fpMy name is Kimberly Kim, and I’m a freshman at Holton-Arms School. My favorite subjects are Art and History (I hope to take art history my senior year). I honestly think the farm is one of the most special places for me to spend my time in. The farm really builds a connection between you, the animals, and the people. In the future, I hope to become an architect and travel all around the world and design buildings to help both people and animals.

Animal Spotlight

Meet Bello

Bello (nicknamed “Big Boy”) was intended to be a serious dressage horse, but his owners found that he had an old (healed) fracture to his navicular bone that caused him to go lame from time to time. They loved him very much, and wanted him to go to a place where he would be coddled, so they chose Star Gazing Farm!

Bello is, indeed, a big boy, standing at 17-1 hands and weighing an estimated 1400 pounds. He is a gentle giant, though. He is very tolerant of the sheep and goat shenanigans that go on, doesn’t flinch when the puppy races through his legs, and leads very nicely. His one foible is that he is so tall and his neck is so long, he reaches over the garden fence to munch on the herbs.

Volunteer Workdays


Saturday, November 15, 9-2
Tuesday, November 18, 4-7
Saturday, November 22, 9-2
Tuesday, November 25, 4-7
Saturday, November 29, 9-4


Tuesday, December 2, 4-7
Saturday, December 6, 9-4
Tuesday, December 16, 4-7
Saturday, December 20, 9-4
Tuesday, December 23, 4-7
Saturday, December 27, 9-2
Tuesday, December 30, 4-7

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, November 15, 2-3 pm
Saturday, November 22, 9-10 am
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