Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Arrow continues to be pretty fascinated by animals of all kinds, so zoos are a favorite family outing for us. When I heard that the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in northern Indiana was rated as one of the best zoos for kids in the country, I figured it was worthy of a road trip. And we were not disappointed.

My favorite aspect of any good zoo is the chance to get up close and personal with the animals. Why hello, Baby Giraffe! (Doesn't The Arrow look so calm?) Be sure to visit the giraffe feeding station, it was outstanding.

See ya later alligator!

And while we were really impressed with the variety of animals (particularly for a small city like Fort Wayne), The Arrow also enjoyed the man-made entertainment, like a ride on the Sky Safari.

It made me a little nervous to be up so high with him (much like our skylift ride at Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky), but the view of the Africa exhibit was worth it.

I'll be posting more photos from our time at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo all weekend at the Arrows Sent Forth Facebook page, so be sure to "like" us!

If You Visit:
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
3411 Sherman Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Adults admission: $13  Children 2-14: $8.50 (Parking is free, rides are extra)
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The zoo closes for the season on October 9 and will re-open in April.
Insider Tip: I offered a few ways to save money when visiting the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in my post for Visit Indiana a few weeks ago.

Disclosure: My family's admission to the zoo was provided by Visit Fort Wayne. We paid for rides and other expenses. I was under no obligation to write about our time there, and all opinions are my own.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.


  1. Wow! This zoo really is incredible. I really love when zoos give ample space for their animals to roam around. We have an African Savannah section at our local zoo, but there is no sky train to give us a birds eye view. Can't wait to see more on Facebook.

  2. That's really getting up close and personal with an alligator (or crocodile)! I forget which is which.

  3. We haven't been to the zoo in ages. Your post is inspiring me to go to a very local zoo (I am not sure if I can even call it a zoo) but I remember we could feed the giraffes by hand. I wonder if they still let you do it. Great pictures!

  4. Giraffes are my favourite - I would love to be able to feed one!

  5. OMG, does that little guy look like his father!