Travel Review & Giveaway | Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

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Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo

(Even for me, capturing the perfect family photo with each of my kids looking at the camera and smiling, just ain’t possible).

We are enjoying our summer so much! We’re taking some short jaunts around Indiana and are trying several destinations we haven’t been to yet. My family had the chance to visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo a couple of weeks ago for the first time, and I wanted to share some amazing pictures I captured!

What sets the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo apart from others, are the affordable tickets (only $14 for adults and $9 for kids) and that it lives up to its name as a “children’s” zoo. Kids can get up close and personal with several of the (more docile) animals:

Fort Wayne Children's ZooIf you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this shot of Carlie, as close to a lion as any parent would allow.

There are oodles of educational stations where kids (and grown-ups) can learn facts about animals and the environment:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

My kids really loved the Indiana Family Farm area, where two highlights were watching honeybees and petting and brushing goats. This one, let’s just say, was very relaxed when Carlie was brushing it:

In the African Journey area, my two older kids and I took a loooong ride on the Sky Safari (like a ski lift) and saw beautiful aerial views:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

You’ll also want to check the Indonesian Rain Forest (we especially loved Orangutan Valley) and Australian Adventure, the other two main areas of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

This photo was taken inside the Jungle Dome Aviary, but it looks more like from an Amazon rainforest:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Before you go, be sure to visit their Programs & Events page for activities that might be going on in the timeframe you’re traveling.


UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo provided me with four (4) tickets to give away to one lucky Chaos Is Bliss reader! If you live in or around Indiana and would love to take your family to the Fort Wayne Zoo, then you’re eligible to enter.

The giveaway begins NOW and ends at 11:59pm Tuesday, 7/15/14. Good luck!

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One last photo, just for fun:

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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  1. Wendy says

    We love this Zoo! We haven’t been in a couple of years, so this would be a great chance to return there and also visit Fort Wayne’s awesome science museum for a quick getaway!

  2. Jenny f says

    I guess my favorite would be a flamingo .. I finally this past year here at Indianapolis zoo got to touch one it was awesome

  3. Denise Wilson says

    My favorite is the giraffe. My grandma used to collect any and all giraffe decorations. When she passed away, I inherited most of the collection. Love giraffes!! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win! My family would love to go visit!

  4. says

    So fun! I can’t believe we’ve never been, but we haven’t!

  5. says

    As for a fav animal, monkeys are always entertaining, as are penguins!

  6. Courtney Bender says

    We would LOVE to go to the Fort Wayne zoo!! We home school and I have been looking for a cool place to do an Australian themed field trip! 🙂

  7. Melissa says

    I LOVE the elephants! They are so fun to watch and are typically out and active at the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo!

  8. Ashley says

    I’ve not been to this zoo but love seeing the various animals! I think my favorites to see are the different cats though!


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