The Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square is a regional destination that envisions to inspire all ages to appreciate and respect animals and nature through engaging experiences, education, and conservation! They aim to be the BEST little zoo in Michigan!
The Zoo is situated on 10 acres of landscaped paths featuring beautiful gardens, animal exhibits, and the region’s only hand-carved carousel. Take a ride on the “Iberschoff Special” miniature train, then stroll through the Australian Walkabout. Visit the many rescued animals in the Forgotten Forest. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the Train Whistle Café or bring a picnic! The Zoo also features educational talks, the Fossil Find, an Underwater Viewing Cave, a new “Rainforest Run” playground, and much more—all included in their low admission price.
The Children’s Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participates in three Species Survival Plans (SSP): the North American River Otter, the African Black-footed penguins, and the Cotton-top tamarins. Only 10% of all zoos are accredited by the AZA, and the Children’s Zoo is one of five in the state of Michigan! Together, with help from their community, they are hoping to Save Animals From Extinction (SAFE).
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