Babies & Nursing Mothers

A mom kneels in front of the Meerkat exhibit holding her baby, who makes eye contact with an excited Meerkat

We understand the unique needs of babies and nursing mothers and strive to provide a welcoming environment for all! If there is anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please contact us.


Tickets are $10.00 per person 12 months of age or older. Babies less than 12 months old receive free entry. 

You can also Become a Member to receive unlimited entry and other perks!

During Your Visit

Baby's Meadow

A special area for crawlers to new walkers, the Baby’s Meadow has activities geared just for babies. Surrounded by oversized grass, babies and toddlers can pull levers to activate animals in dioramas, crawl into a kaleidoscope, feel textures, create the sound of rain, and get nose-to-nose with fascinating animals —like meerkats, frogs and rats. A special treehouse loft designed just for babies gets them up high to look out onto the Exhibit Hall and meerkat enclosure.

Calming Nooks

Calming Nooks in the museum and the zoo provide a quiet place for families to take a break. While all are welcome, the Calming Nook areas are designed for children with sensory sensitivities and nursing mothers. 


There is a family restroom, complete with changing table, in the Dawn Redwood Courtyard. Infant changing tables are also available in the women's and men's restrooms located inside the Museum. 


We have designated stroller parking throughout the museum. Please do not leave valuables in your stroller as we are not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged items. 

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