Do your children love animals? Help your children learn about unusual and exotic animals by visiting our petting zoo and animal educational shows! It's a great summertime activity for youngsters and their parents, held annually at our East Earl and Schaefferstown Good's Store. The petting zoo has over 50 animals, including baby yaks, camels, monkeys, macaws, lemurs, and kangaroos. Pony rides will be available after 10 a.m. (Tickets needed for pony rides).
Normal hours for the petting zoo is about 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (5 p.m. on Saturdays).
The petting zoo is held under a big top, by the Records and Burpee Traveling Children's Zoo. You can read more about them on the Records and Burpee website. They love animals and love to teach children about them.
Read about one local mom's experience at last year's petting zoo on the blog Frugal Lancaster here.
Admission is FREE.
The Zoo Show
Records and Burpee will also be giving educational shows about their animals at the East Earl, Schaefferstown, and Quarryville stores. Some of the animals this year will include alligators, giant African porcupine, and a monkey.
The Zoo Show is a fast-paced presentation displaying a variety of fascinating exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles. Watch as animals leap, climb, balance, and display behaviors that help them survive in the wild. Volunteer to handle a big snake! Meet the world’s largest rodent. Discover which animals make good pets and which do not. During the presentation a number of animals will be placed on display and after the show our staff can answer any questions about these cool creatures!
Lee’s Bug Zoo will be presented at the conclusion of each performance. Children can get up close and personal with such critters as tarantulas, big toads, and scorpions. Did you know there are over 1700 species of scorpions and that tarantula species can range in size from as small as a fingernail to as large as a dinner plate? Children can even hold and admire a giant hissing cockroach!
Admission is FREE.
2018 Dates for the Children's Petting Zoo and the Zoo Shows at Good's Store:
June 27- July 7, 2018 (petting zoo & educational shows)
July 10- July 14, 2018 (petting zoo & educational shows)
June 20 - June 23, 2018 (educational shows only)
Exotic Animals Show Times at all locations:
Weekdays: 11:00 am, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm