In case you’re not familiar with it, every year Good’s Store (next to Shady Maple) in East Earl, hosts the Records & Burpee Children’s Zoo. This year it will be open for almost two full weeks: June 28-July 1 and July 3-8, 2017.
Last year we shared a post of everything you’ll experience for FREE in the petting zoo tent. You can see pictures of the yaks, kangaroos, goats, sheep, tortises, lemurs and more! I highly recommend a visit to this traveling petting zoo—even if you are from the other side of Lancaster County. It’s a hit with everyone in our family!
NEW this year—The Zoo Show!
In years past they have also had a dog trick show, which we loved. But this year, its a little different. Instead of the dog show, they are performing The Zoo Show, an educational program that they give to schools throughout the school year.
You may think, “eh, that sounds like something I’ve seen before.” And if I’m honest, thats what I thought at first too. But then they started the show and I was amazed at the animals they had to show us!
Now I do want to give you a warning, I’ll be showing pictures of all the unique baby animals in The Zoo Show, so if you don’t want a spoiler of what you’ll see, please stop reading and don’t continue on.
First, we saw a baby capybara. I’m probably really weird when it comes to this, but I LOVE capybaras! The reason why might shock you—especially if you learn that they are the world’s largest rodent. So here’s my silly reason as to why I love the capybara.
Do you remember that old computer game Oregon Trail? I realize I’m at risk of dating myself here . . . but soon after that game was released they also released something called Amazon Trail. And in the Amazon Trail game one of the animals you hunted was capybara. And for whatever reason, I have always been excited about them since! (If you have a crazy love of capybara as I do, no worries, you can also find them at Lake Tobias, not too far away.)
Be warned . . . the capybaras they brought along are newborns and get a little nervous in front of an audience . . . so they might do something somewhat humorous and entertaining. 😉 Trust me, you will know what I mean!
Next you’ll see three baby alligators. They are so little! You’ll also learn about a macaw and why they don’t make good pets, a python, a squirrel monkey, other reptiles and baby skunks!
After the show is over, everyone is invited to stay and learn about some other animals up close—you are even invited to touch them! You’ll see a scorpion, cockroaches and a tarantula!
The Zoo Show is at 11am, 4pm and 7pm on weekdays, and 11am, 2pm and 4pm on weekends. Everything is closed on Sunday.
Everything is FREE except for the camel rides, pony rides and bounce house. You can print a coupon to save you $2 on a 10 roll of tickets or find one in your local Shopping News.
Get a sneak peak at what you’ll see at the petting zoo including kangaroos, coati, and yaks in our post from last year!