Fall Fun Festival at Fort Rickey
Hay Maze at Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo

From late September through the end of October, Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo switches from our regular summer operation to a new operation with new fun family activities and pricing.

Some of our delicate zoo animals are moved off exhibit and into their warm winter quarters. Also, approximately half of the zoo is closed off to foot traffic to allow safe operation of our wagon rides. There is still a list of animals to enjoy without taking the wagon ride including: deer feeding, the Maternity Ward, bunnies, barnyard animals and our daily animal shows.

Similar to our summer operation, fun things for kids to do in the summer turn to an emphasis on fall activities for kids with the Fall Fun Festival. This Festival is full of “hands-on” family fun with special kid-friendly activities such as: a hay bale maze, pedal tractors, oat-filled activity station, pony rides, wagon rides and more.

The concession stand menu has also been changed for the fall with: hot cider, donuts, hot chocolate, chili, and homemade fudge.

The Fall Fun Festival is open to the general public weekends only, including Columbus Day. The Festival runs from 10 am until 4:30 pm. Admission is $7.00 (+ tax) per person with children UNDER TWO admitted free. Pony Rides are $4.00 per person and Hayrides are $2.50 per person.

Tractor pull rides, pony rides, and craft room will run from 11am to 3pm. Pillow bounce and concession stand operate from 11am to 4pm. There will be a magic show at 3pm on **select Saturdays and Sundays (Oct 6, Oct, 12, Oct 19, Oct 20, Oct 27).
Animal presentations will run every half hour.
11:00am, 1pm, 3pm – Maternity Ward Visitation
11:30am – Chameleon Presentation
12:00pm – Snake Show
1:30pm – Hedgehog vs. Tenrec Talk
2:00pm – Snake Show
2:30pm – **Jim Okey Magic Show
3:30pm – Porcupine Petting
4:00pm – Otter Feeding

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Fall Fun Festival at Fort Rickey
Fall Fun Festival at Fort Rickey