Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Children's Zoo

The Children's Zoo is now closed to the public so that work can begin on Nature's Neighborhoods - the new George Robert White Fund Children's Zoo! The new Children's Zoo, which will occupy the current footprint, will seamlessly incorporate animal exhibits, hands-on programming and play structures that that will provide a foundation for science education, exploratory learning and connections to the natural world. Rather than following a traditional path from exhibit to exhibit, Nature’s Neighborhoods encourages self-directed “adventure play.” Children can create their own experiences – exploring, discovering and challenging themselves. By comparing ecosystems to neighborhoods, children can explore various habitats and discover the roles that living creatures, including themselves, play in healthy, thriving environments. Featured exhibits will include red panda, prairie dog and wetlands. Learn more about this exciting project.

Nature's Neighborhoods is scheduled to open in 2017.