Essex Farm

Essex Farm

Nestled between the pines at the top of Turtleback Zoo is Essex Farm. Our cozy farm setting houses a special collection of hand-raised farm animals sure to delight! This fun hands-on farm welcomes visitors to feed and get close to animals that have been vital to human civilization for thousands of years.

Home to a variety of horses, goats, sheep, and fowl, the farm also boasts a few unforgettable animals. Imagine a horse that weighs as much as a car! Goats that give milk, and a pig that is as smart as a dog! Everything you thought you knew about farm animals and more!!

Don’t miss the popular Pony Rides station located next to the barn at Essex Farm. Our ponies and their handlers can provide your child with an exciting riding experience!

Featuring

Pony rides, Horses, Goats, Pigs, and more

Schedule

Open year-round

Interactive Exhibit

Feed and Pet + Pony Rides

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Turtle Back Zoo

Please note our Sea Lion Sound & Touch Tank will be closed for maintenance. We plan to re-open in Fall 2019. NOTICE: Please note Mini Golf and Paddle Boats will close at 2pm on Saturday, June 22; Treetop will close at 12pm - Regular hours will resume on Sunday, June 23.
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