This charming six-acre park within a park offers a bountiful array of experiences and up-close and personal animal encounters. The Fisher Family Children’s Zoo has evolved since its inception in 1960, keeping up with the values of the times. What started as the whimsical Storyland – which focused not on animals, but on fanciful nursery rhymes and fairy tales that appeal to younger children – has become a place designed to educate and inspire kids, from toddlers to pre-teens (and the kids inside the adults) by connecting them, in a variety of ways, with the natural world in which they live. What was once simply entertaining now engages today’s savvy youngsters by combining entertainment with education (addressing a variety of learning styles), participation, emotion, interaction, activity, and conservation to set the stage for what ultimately will become a life commitment to animals and their needs. Everything in the Fisher Family Children’s Zoo supports the theme of humans and animals “living together” – from companion animals to the wildlife in our own backyards and beyond.
- This special place for kids of all ages includes:
Meerkat and Prairie Dog ExhibitFamily FarmInsect ZooKoret Animal Resource Center (ARC)Nature TrailRed Panda
Even if your little ones have been to the Fisher Family Children’s Zoo before, bring them back as they grow. There is always something new to enjoy.