Find Your Indianapolis Petting Zoo

Animals are awesome. It's really hard to argue that point. And there are few people that like animals more than young children do. The problem is, young children don't get a lot of opportunities to see animals outside of household pets like dogs, cats, and fish and neighborhood critters like squirrels and chipmunks. A great way to get children excited about seeing animals is by showing them animals that they've never seen before, or have rarely ever seen before. For this reason, a perfect place to bring children on a weekend outing or for a birthday party is a petting zoo. A petting zoo is, simply put, an interactive zoo. Most zoos only allow you to go in and appreciate the animals from a distance, which can be fun and educational, but there is something about being able to be up close, feed, and actually pet the animals that gets children really excited about being around animals. The following article will highlight the benefits of bringing children to a petting zoo, as well as just some of the different ways that you can utilize a petting zoo for parties and school trips.


Petting zoos are awesome because no two petting zoos are the same, but many of them have very similar features. For one, almost every petting zoo specializes in their barnyard animal section. Thus, most petting zoos have animals such as piglets, sheep, cows, calves, ducklings, chicks, goats, and ponies! Many petting zoos offer pony rides as well, which is enough to get any child out of the house. However, the animal types don't end there. Most petting zoos, in addition to their barnyard animal section, also have an exotic animal section, which can include camels, alpacas, emus, zebras, monkeys, lizards, snakes, butterflies, koala bears, and more! To find a petting zoo that might have the favorite animal of your child, look around the websites of petting zoos in your area and, unless your child's favorite is really obscure, you should be able to find a petting zoo in your area with that particular animal.


Because of how great petting zoos are for children, a petting zoo is a prime location to host a child's party. Many petting zoos offer birthday party packages that include a reserved space, goody bags, and extra petting zoo time. This can be a fantastic place to host a child's birthday party, especially for a child who really loves animals. In addition to hosting childrens' parties though, a petting zoo is a fantastic place to hold a class trip, especially for a science class. This is because in addition to being great for children to have fun and pet adorable animals, the staff of the petting zoos also educate guests on the animals. This can get children very excited about learning, which will greatly benefit their education.


Petting zoos are fantastic, magical places that you would have to actively try to not enjoy. They are a great place to bring children for weekend retreat, class trips, and for children's birthday parties!