N2 pretended to be zoo keepers. They could wear zoo keeper costumes and sweep up after the animals. They could also prepare food for the animals. I got to be the animal (they brought me food). They had pretend cages (although they could not open them). This whole area looked like what I imagine behind the scenes at the zoo would look like!
There was an area like a house that had rabbits and various other pets there. We didn't spend much time there. Then we went into the project room and made pine cone bird feeders (which I still have not hung up). They have a cave like area where they have a few reptiles and there is a place they can play with blocks and toy animals. There is an area that kids can pretend to be birds and build nests. I was impressed that in almost all the areas there were costumes that kids could wear. In the bird area there are random pieces of felt and fabric that kids can use to build nests. They also had plastic eggs that could be added to the nest. I got N2 to sit on their eggs.
He kept this paint on the whole time at the zoo and the rest of the day until he had a bath. We ran errands after the zoo. Oh well! Who cares?
There was an office like area where you could pretend to be a zoo director. There was a big table where you could make your own zoo plan-there were rocks, trees, fences, animals, etc. Noah loved to play with that!
The last place we played inside was a vet hospital. This was such a fun place! There were tons of stuffed animals, stethoscopes, bandages, cages, etc. There were xrays you could look at. N2 loved to play doctor to the animals. Natalie's patient was the polar bear and Noah's was the wolf. They could have played there for an hour! I finally said we had to see more animals before we went home, so we went to see the penguins and bears.