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We are closed for the season...

but do offer one-hour animal cuddling sessions during the weekends & we are booking spring field trips

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We are now booking spring field trips

...for schools and organizations. Let us help you plan a wonderful visit.

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We can bring a petting zoo to you!

...and/or our educational programs too

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10 acres of hands-on animal interactions

Both farm animals and exotic animals!

Interested in our Jr. Zookeeper Summer Camp?

Camps are one week long and we'll be offering three camps.

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Visit our Facebook Page

for updates, photos, info about cuddle sessions and registering for our other programs

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Welcome To Our Zoo

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!

We are more than a zoo...

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.

Things to Know...


We have a picnic area that can seat up to 40 people. Bring your lunch or snacks!


Our hours vary per month/season. Please see the full list of hours below.


We offer plenty of on-site parking! Our large lot is to the left as you pull into the park.

Souvenir Shop

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.


Visit us soon for your own close encounters of the animal kind.

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