Family Visit for Up to 10 or General Admission for 2 or 4 at Grisham Farms (Up to 42% Off)

McKinney

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In a Nutshell

Petting zoo features a variety of cuddly animals for the whole family to meet, including rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, and more

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required for all options. Check website for "Open to the Public" Days . Subject to availability. Private visit is not guaranteed.. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for a 1-hour family visit for up to 10 people ($60 value)
  • $7 for “Open to the Public” Day admission for 2 people ($12 value)
  • $14 for “Open to the Public” Day admission for 4 people ($24 value)

See here for schedule of “Open to the Public” days; reservation required for all visits.

How Snakes Move: Legless Locomotion

You’ll find a number of reptiles to gaze at here. Learn some of their scaly secrets with Groupon’s examination of snake movement.

If you lie on the ground and—without using your arms or legs—tried to make it across the room, you probably wouldn’t get far. So how do snakes do it, assuming they’re not all under a warlock’s spell? Effective slithering has two parts: friction and movement pattern. A snake isn’t quite as smooth as it first appears. Special raised ventral scales positioned along each rib can be used to push off the ground and propel its body along inch by inch. Like tread on sneakers, scales use friction to anchor one part of the body so another part can move forward. Because of the way the scales overlap, it’s difficult for the snake to accidentally slip backward unless the ground surface is totally smooth.

Creepy Choreography

Snakes can use this basic motion to move in a straight line, inchworm-style, but it’s slow. Far more often, you’ll find them moving in an S shape. In water, this pattern maximizes speed by pushing more water behind the snake with each wriggle. On land, it lets the snake use many points of its body at once to push off. When climbing, snakes use their bodies almost like springs. They bunch up into tight, grippy curves and then launch themselves up along the tree or pant leg they’re ascending to repeat the process.

Bonus Points

  • While the structure of snakes’ bodies may appear to be extremely repetitive, their muscles are actually more highly specialized than those of any other animal. That’s what gives them such incredible flexibility.
  • Some snakes can move in even more dramatic ways—cobras stretch out their neck ribs to form their telltale hoods, and hognose snakes can pull some of their ribs loose to flatten out.

Customer Reviews

One of favorite places!
Angela F. · February 13, 2016
The Farm is largely set up for kids parties I was alone there with my grandson after a party and got the royal treatment The collection of animals is diverse and feeding them was very exciting, from a butting goat to a surly cow, sweet lama's, and gentle (amazing)emu's Fun to watch the pecking order of the menagerie Plus a variety of smaller animals And they have lots of play equipment of younger tikes A very worthwhile visit
Brad E. · December 8, 2015
Bring your lunch and eat on their picnic tables
Angela F. · November 17, 2015
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