Do you know why most children know a cow says moo by the age of two? Farm animals are the most easily recognizable for children of all ages. Cows, goats, horses and chickens lay the foundation for not only understanding animals, but also people and their environment.
Prior to COVID-19, the Zoo began renovations on our New England Farmyard. We were able to open our upper Farmyard and Education Amphitheater before the pandemic derailed our fundraising efforts and halted construction of the lower Farmyard.
The Zoo is mooo-ving forward and we are udderly excited to open our New England Farmyard this summer for all guests to enjoy, but we need your help.
The funding we had raised allowed construction to begin again but it won’t get us to the finish line. The Zoo needs an additional $100,000 to complete the renovation.
Your support today will help us get our ducks in a row and open the renovated Farmyard this June. Every dollar you donate will make a difference. Come stake your claim! Put your family name on the covered bridge, duck pond or goat yard, become a Barn Raiser, Crop Scout or Farm Hand or purchase a bench in memory or in honor of someone special.
Your support of the New England Farmyard will provide families and children the chance to learn about the history of farming in Connecticut and how Heritage Breeds played a major role.
Let’s get quacking and work together to meet this challenge!
From the bottom of my heart, thank ewe for your support consideration.
Zoo Director and Goat Herder
For other opportunities, including habitat naming, please contact Jessica Summers, Director of Development & Marketing at [email protected] or 203.394.6573.
We have sold all of our bricks for the Farmyard area!