Safari Junction, Home of Valley Exotic Zoo, is a family owned and operated attraction that offers fun, hands-on animal experiences to children and adults. During a visit, you will interact with both farm animals and exotic animals of all kinds. At our zoo, located on a beautiful 10 acres just south of Eaton, Ohio, you will get an experience unlike any other animal park.
We want you to be as comfortable with our animals as we are.
We have 20+ years of experience working with and teaching about animals.
We can bring a petting zoo and/or our great hands-on educational programs to your event.
Plan a visit to learn about and interact with animals of all kinds. Fun Guaranteed!
You can visit us at Safari Junction and we look forward to having you. (And so do the animals!) We also offer much more. We can bring the zoo to you via our hands-on petting zoo and educational programs. We schedule large group field trips and birthday parties here at the zoo. We offer summer camps for kids, intern opportunities and much more.
We offer internship opportunities for degree-seeking college students in the following areas: Animal Care, Marketing and Education. Our interns gain experience in various aspects of our business and animal care. We'd love to talk to you about serving as our intern and becoming part of the Safari Junction Team!
We also offer our animal educational programs (Table Top Safari) for schools from preschool to college and for hands-on demonstrations at events and organizations. We can do a general presentations or we are happy to work with you to tailor a presentation just for your group...including cuddle sessions in special circumstances
We would be happy to set our our traveling petting zoo at your event, birthday party or fundraiser...and these are always a big hit! Our petting zoo animals are all contained, and guests and visitors can pet and feed them. We also are happy to answer questions about each species and general animal care.
A bobcat, kangaroo and reptiles...Oh My! During your visit, you will interact with 100+ farm and exotic animals on 10 acres of zoo. As you wind along gravel walkways you'll encounter free-roaming and contained animals of all kinds, and have the opportunity to pet and feed some of our favorites. Some will become your favorites too.
We have lots of Safari Junction items, stuffed animals and other souvenirs for sale in our on-site shop.
During season, we are open rain or shine – except in the case of thunderstorms or other extreme weather.