Children's Museum - Zoo - Natural History Museum

The Mission of RDC: To inspire a sense of awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery and recreation.
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Heritage Barn is open!

petting zoo

The Riverside Discovery Center is now home to some new petting zoo animals- six goats and two sheep which have joined our other petting zoo animals at the new petting zoo/ Heritage Barn.  A great new aspect is that the public is able to go in with the new sheep and goats to feed and pet these very friendly animals.  The donkeys and llama also live within the new petting zoo area and the public is welcome to feed them through the fence.  Be sure to also see our Scottish Highland Cattle and the heritage barn mount room to see what wild sheep, goats and bovine from around the world look like.

zebra baby

The foal (male) was born on May 23rd early in the morning.  Zebras can stand within a few minutes of life and will walk and follow the herd within an hour after birth so very soon after being born the zoos foal was walking and following mother wherever she went.  The zoo is holding a naming contest for the new addition throughout Fathers Day weekend.  Be sure to come and vote for your favorite name and help us name this handsome young zebra!


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