Choose from Three Options
- $17 for admission to a petting zoo for two on Saturday or Sunday ($27 value)
- $19 for admission to a petting zoo for four, valid Monday–Friday ($38 value)
- $11 for admission to a petting zoo for two, valid Monday–Friday ($19 value)
Children 23 months and younger are admitted free. The petting zoo is home to more than 500 animals, including miniature ponies, lambs, rabbits, chickens, deer, and alpacas.
Johansen Farms started more than 85 years ago, when Hans Johansen and his family immigrated to Illinois from Copenhagen. Upon their arrival, the family started to grow and sell flowers and vegetables, slowly transforming their business from a roadside farm stand into a flourishing plant empire.
Today, sunlight filters into Johansen Farms’ 24 greenhouses, illuminating scarlet petals and verdant tendrils as they rise from beds of moist earth. Within these humid growing centers, gardeners cultivate more than 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, from blooming annuals to hearty grasses. Guests meander at will, stopping to sniff baby flower buds and eye appetizing fruits and veggies.