Tisch Children's Zoo


Home to sheep, goats, zebu, and more, plus plenty of opportunities for young visitors to crawl, jump, climb, and pretend to be animals, the Children’s Zoo always brings out the child in everyone.

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Open year-round.

Please note: availability of animal feeding is limited to 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Schedule is subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.


  • Rough Terrain
  • Steep Hill
  • Touch Exhibit
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Counting Sheep

The variety of sheep found in the Children’s Zoo includes two heritage breeds, Shetland and Southdown.

Harlequin Sheep

Harlequins are small, docile sheep with a calm disposition. They are best known for the variety of colors in their coats and their fine wool. We introduced this breed to the zoo in 2022.

In the Exhibit

Mini-Nubian Goat

Mini-Nubian goats are a cross between Nigerian dwarf and full-sized Nubian goats. Their playful personalities and calm demeanors that make them an instant favorite among zoo visitors of all ages.

Patagonian Cavy

The Patagonian cavy is the world’s fourth largest rodent. Native to Argentina, they resemble giant jackrabbits but have also been compared to small deer when running.

Baby Doll Sheep

Also known as the miniature Southdown, babydolls are the oldest known purebred sheep in the world. Adult males weigh about 175 pounds and females about 120 pounds.

More Animals in Tisch Children's Zoo



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