Petting zoos are better than regular zoos since there's no glass to separate you from the animals and make you question who is really watching who. What if we were the animals all along? with this Groupon.
Choose Between Three Options
- $6 for one kids day pass (a $12 value)
- $10 for one adult day pass and one kids day pass (a $20 value)
- $20 for two adult day passes and two kids day passes (a $40 value)
This day pass grants you entry to the farmyard at Lambs Farm, a non-profit organization that serves people with developmental disabilities. The farmyard features a number of attractions including a petting zoo, a miniature golf course, and a cow-shaped bouncy house. Visitors can spend time with Bambino the cow, Levi the miniature horse, or a 600-pound pig named Miss Wiggles. There are smaller animals in the pens and petting areas.
In 1961, Bob Terese and Corinne Owen opened a small pet shop in downtown Chicago. Part of their mission: to employ workers with developmental disabilities so they can lead productive and fulfilling lives. That little pet shop has since relocated and expanded into a 70-acre campus called Lambs Farm, which has a variety of residential and vocational programs that continue to help those in need. Nearly 250 individuals live here today in group homes and individual apartments; they have access to employment opportunities and a number of recreational services, such as camping and hobby clubs. In addition to the expansive pet shop, the campus also has a farmyard, a bakery, and assorted shops that sell goods handcrafted by Lambs Farm residents.