Have you ever wanted to touch a sloth? Or feed a giraffe? Or maybe you have always dreamed of meeting a lemur? If so, then you won’t want to miss your chance at the Indian Creek Zoo in Lambertville.
Indian Creek Zoo Lambertville, Mi
Last week we had an amazing time at the Indian Creek Zoo in Lambertville, Michigan. The girls had a blast walking around this 40-acre outdoor facility and also feeding/visiting the many animals they have on site. Some of the mammals they have on site include capybaras, tayras, rhesus macaques, kangaroos, wolves as well as a zedonk. The farm is also home to several farm animals such as goats, sheep, pigs and peacocks. Bird lovers can enjoy a bird house with a macaw, rosella, hornbills and more. Finally the zoo is home to several reptiles such as a chameleon, red tailed boa, sulcata tortoise, alligators and also bearded dragons. And so many more….. See the full list of animals on their website.
One of the things that makes this zoo special is the ability to get close and pet and or feed many of the animals. Stop by the front desk and pick up a cup or bucket of carrots before you head out. Be sure to look for the signs that designate which animals can be fed, and which cannot.
Another great feature is that this zoo is completely manageable in a few hours. The 40+ acres is easy to explore and kept the interest of my three girls for a few hours.
Giraffe Adventure at Indian Creek Zoo
Meet Puzzles and his friends in this one of a kind experience. You will have the opportunity to get up close, feed and pet the giraffes. My girls had the most amazing time, especially Naomi, who is obsessed with giraffes. At the present time, the cost is $25 per person (in addition to general admission). This experience is designed for visitors ages 10 and older, however younger guests may be allowed to participated based on the zoos discretion.
If you have ever wanted to meet a sloth, then this is your chance. Sloth encounters are available daily at 11:00 am until about 11:30. During the encounter guests will learn about how sloths live and also how the zoo cares for the them. Guests will be able to get a selfie, pet a sloth as well as feed them. The cost is $65 per person (in addition to general admission) for ages ten and up. More info.
Lemur Encounter (currently not available due to remodeling)
The Indian Creek Zoo offers guests ages 14 and up the chance to meet Dill and Pickles, their beloved lemurs. Visitors can learn about lemurs and also how the zoo takes care of them. Guest will have the opportunity to meet, interact with and also feed the lemurs. The cost is $65 per person (in addition to zoo admission). Encounters are available daily at 10:30 am as well as at 1:30 pm. More info.
Indian Creek Zoo Location and Hours
The zoo is located a little over an hour’s drive from our metro Detroit home, within minutes of Toledo.
The zoo’s address is 2744 Consear Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144.
The zoo is open seasonally from April until December. Daily hours are from 10 am until 5 pm.
Admission and Fees
Adult tickets are just $14 each, while children 17 and under are $12 each. However children under the age of 2 are free.
Family and individual memberships are available.
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Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (24), Rosaleigh (10), Carlyn (7), Naomi (4), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.