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A nature-inspired indoor play space for kids 8 years and younger


What is Zoomazium?

Zoomazium is an indoor, all-weather facility that incorporates spectacular multimedia features with fun, interactive nature-themed areas devoted to play and learning for children from birth to eight (8) years of age (though all ages are welcome!) All of the exhibits within Zoomazium have been designed for whole-bodied, imaginative play, as well as integration with existing zoo programs.

The building is divided into several play areas, including active spaces for exploratory play, a stage for theatrical demonstrations, storytelling, puppet shows and video presentations, and a Project Place for guided learning. What could be more fun than exploring a mountain cave, crossing a rope bridge in the tree canopy, discovering what lies beneath a savanna water hole or even climbing a 20-foot tree?! All this and more are awaiting discovery for young children interested in nature.

Zoomazium's Green Story

The Zoomazium building was registered with the LEED program with a target of silver certification, the third level in the rating scale. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. In late 2006, Zoomazium received GOLD certification, the second highest level in the rating scale.

Find out more about Zoomazium's green story

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School Groups in Zoomazium

Zoomazium is a terrific place for parents and their young children to explore nature indoors. Because children require close supervision to play safely in Zoomazium, this building can be challenging for school groups. School groups, especially 2nd grade and under, are welcome to enjoy Zoomazium during their school visit. Please have no more than three (3) children per chaperone when you visit Zoomazium, and supervise them closely to ensure their safety. School groups will be admitted to Zoomazium on a first-come, first-served basis according to building capacity. If the building is at capacity when you arrive, please consider coming back a little later during your visit.