A zoo educator shows children how to play in the sand A zoo educator shows children how to play in the sand

Play Days at the Farm

Year-round
Calendar Icon Tuesdays & Saturdays
Map Icon Farm-in-the-Zoo
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Clock Icon 10 a.m.–noon
Clock Icon Free
No Registration Required
Age Icon Ages 1–5
With a Caregiver
A zoo educator shows children how to play in the sand

Overview

Early learners: join the zoo’s play assistants for hands-on nature play activities at Farm-in-the-Zoo! From sorting pinecones to digging in smooth seeds, children will explore the sights, smells, and textures that nature has to offer during this fun, open-ended experience. They will take in a tall tale at story time, get messy at the process art station, and sift and scoop at the sensory bin.

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Cancellations

Play Days will be cancelled if:

  • Temperatures reach 20 degree Fahrenheit or lower
  • The area experiences heavy rain or snow
  • Play assistants are unable to make it to the zoo

If known far enough in advance, cancellations will be posted on this page.

Location

Play Days take place throughout Farm-in-the-Zoo during warm weather and inside the Main Barn during cold or rainy weather.

A zoo educator shows children how to play in the sand

Volunteering

Interested in volunteering as a play assistant?

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Presenting Sponsor

Program Partner

Old Town Triangle Association