A fresh take on the traditional petting zoo, we provide a portable pen with barnyard favorites as well as exotics. For smaller programs such as birthday parties we’ll typically bring a wallaby, sheep, Patagonian mara, small goats, rabbits and bantam chickens. Two or more handlers will work with your guests to help ensure everyone has a great time and provide age-appropriate information about the animals. We provide touch tables for our rabbits and chickens at child height for easy petting. Larger events follow the same format, except with more animals and pen sizes up to 1800 square feet.

Our petting zoo is a great choice for events from birthday parties to festivals, block parties, customer appreciation days, church events, family reunions, and company picnics - you name it, we can do it!  We can set up indoors or out, day or evening, rain or shine. Got a yard, driveway or garage? Have a zoo!

To prevent food aggression, we don't provide the cups of feed you'll see for sale in other petting zoos. You won't see our animals chasing children, or vice versa- we want your guests and our animals to have a fun, safe, non-threatening experience.

Programs range from one hour to all day. Canopies and lighting are provided at no extra charge as needed. For small events, we require at least 200 square feet of level, mowed lawn space or flat, swept pavement- we usually set up a 15'X20' pen for small events but can configure as needed. When setting up on pavement, we use wood shavings as an absorbent and leave the site “broom clean” when done. We can set up on virtually any level space, including garages, gyms, offices, parking lots, hotels, libraries and more (no artificial turf, gravel or wood chips/play bark)- tarping is available for indoor events.


1 Hour Zoo

$395 Small Event- to 30 guests

$595 Medium Event- to 60 guests

2 Hour Zoo

$595 Small Event- to 60 guests

$795 Medium Event- to 100 guests

Travel charge: .95/mile  (Travel distance is calculated using Google Maps and is based on a round trip from our farm in south Issaquah, WA 98027).  

Festivals, company picnics, college visits and other larger-scale events are be priced based on duration, expected attendance and other factors. Our petting zoo is available in many formats for events to 10,000+ guests. Curious? Just ask!

Have a festival or other event more than two hours long?  ADD A REPTILE OR BUG EDZOOCATION STATION- A POPULAR, HIGHLY INTERACTIVE AND EDUCATIONAL UPGRADE! Just ask for availability and pricing.


50% non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking, balance is due upon completion. If you cancel your event, you will be issued a credit toward another event within one year from the date of issue.

When you book with us, we'll discuss the particulars of your location and let you know what, if any, accommodations we may need. Depending on the location, setup and cleanup typically take 45 minutes to an hour each. We provide hand sanitizer and request all participants wash or sanitize hands before and after handling animals for the health and safety of our animals and your humans.

We reserve the right to make "day of event" decisions regarding the animals we bring- once in a while we determine that an animal is not up for handling on a particular day. Any permissions and permits that may be required are the responsibility of the client to obtain in advance. 



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