Zoos make it possible for people to see how animals interact with their environments and for animals to see how people interact with their weird, hairless babies. Witness the wonders of nature with this Groupon.
$25 for a petting zoo pumpkin patch package (up to a $50 value)
- Admission for four (up to a $32 value)
- Train rides for two kids (a $6 value)
- Two small pumpkins (an $8 value)
- Two Halloween decoration bags (a $4 value)
All October long, Zoomars is transformed into a spooky pumpkin patch complete with a hay maze, face painting, and trick-or-treating goats dressed up as llamas. Additional seasonal activities include a headless horseman pony ride ($5) and the bone- and fossil-filled Miner's Gulch ($8).
A rustic Spanish-style farm in the heart of San Juan Capistrano that's been standing since 1890 promises more creatures than just the area's famous swallows. The picturesque estate is part of Zoomars—an all-ages petting zoo that's USDA-approved for cleanliness and the place where more than 100 animals call home. The residents range from the familiar to the exotic: goats, sheep, and potbelly pigs mingle alongside exotic emus, zebus, and zedonks that greet visitors for pets and feeding. One of the zoo's most popular areas is the guinea-pig patch, where some of the farm's fuzziest and friendliest creatures reside. Zoomars also features family-friendly attractions ranging from a miniature train and pony rides to the rustic Miner's Gulch, where panning the water reveals rare treasures such as gemstones and T-shirts from the Led Zeppelin '75 tour.
Meet the Owner
Owner Carolyn Franks started down the path to animal care in college when she created her own line of dog toys. She soon moved from New Jersey to California where her passion snowballed: developing a full line of pet products, hosting an animal show for kids, running a chain of exotic bird stores, and even traveling to Brazil to learn about animal conservation. In 2005, she used her knowledge to take over the Jones Farm petting zoo, expanding its pens and transforming its brand into Zoomars.
Franks is joined by a well-trained staff of zookeepers and wranglers who share her vision in entertaining kids—and teaching them how to interact with the animals—as they are in caring for and shepherding mammals and birds.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“The horse ride is fun :-)”
“Tips? wear closed toe shoes for the guinea pig pin :) ”
San Juan Capistrano
31791 Los Rios St.
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675