Fisher Family Children’s Zoo

This charming six-acre park within a park offers an array of fun experiences with up-close and personal animal encounters. The Fisher Family Children’s Zoo has evolved greatly since its inception in 1960. Originally opened as the whimsical Storyland with life-size representations of nursery rhymes and fairy tales geared to younger children, it later became a nursery and petting zoo. Since then, it was redesigned 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 Exhibit
  • Family Farm
  • Insect Zoo
  • Koret Animal Resource Center (ARC)
  • Nature Trail
  • Red 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.

Animals & Exhibits