Childrens Zoo: Not just for kids
Don’t let the name fool you–our Childrens Zoo is for everyone to enjoy! But there are special animal exhibits and activities designed with our younger visitors in mind. The popular Petting Paddock allows kids a chance to feel the wooly coat of a sheep or comb a gentle goat’s hair. Our animal nursery has large viewing windows to let you watch animal babies being bottle-fed or cuddled by our caring keepers. Don’t be dismayed if there are no baby animals in the nursery when you visit—it just means all our animal babies are being cared for by their mothers and don’t need our help!
Many of the critters living here are trained as animal ambassadors, so you might get to feel how sharp a hedgehog’s quills are, or hear how quietly a horned owl can flap its wings.
At special times of the year, the Childrens Zoo is host to special animal-themed events that include craft stations, up-close animal encounters, and more. Now open is Rio, the 4-D Experience!