May 30 & 31 - 2020 Opening Weekend!!!

Updates & Changes in Policy due to Covid-19

We are making many changes due to Covid-19 to protect our visitors, staff and animals.  

We ask that you read over these changes before your visit so that you can be prepared.

When you arrive:  Please remain distanced when waiting at the gate house for admission.  Six foot distances will be marked on the ramps.  Our staff member will check you in from behind a glass window for their safety and yours.   You will purchase your admission and petting zoo feed at the gate house.   Previously we used re-usable tickets for our additional activities - they will no longer be used.   

We ask that you bring along a mask or face covering.   We ask that you utilize the mask or face covering in areas when you might not be able to maintain 6 foot distancing (ie, gift shop checkout, animal shows).

During your visit we ask that you remember to "Do your part and stay apart".   Socially distance at least 6 feet.  Our animals are spread out over 14 acres.  There is plenty of space to view animals, enjoy the outdoors and distance from other visitors.  When moving from habitat to habitat please be patient with other guests as no one wants to rush through their visit.  Spending more time at each habitat also allows you to see all the fun behaviors and nuances of each animal.

We will not be running pony rides until further notice.  We can not safely social distance the handler of the pony from the rider.  

Our petting zoo feed will all be purchased at the gate house.  You will pick up your feed from the baby goat area attendant.

Our baby goat area will be available by reservation only.  In order to maintain a social distance for the safety of our guests, the baby goat area will be restricted to those with reservations.  Reservations will be on the half hour.  You can reserve prior to your visit on our website.  You can also check availability at the gate house when you arrive.   

Feed bottles to our baby goats, hang out and play.  Half an hour per group. Socially distanced.   Word to the wise the baby goats don't socially distance!  Reservation required.   $40 per group.  Groups defined as up to 4 people.  Additional people may be added to group at $5 per person - up to a total of 8 people.   Able to be booked online soon! Questions?  Call 815-519-4686. 

Tax included in all prices in gift shop and cafe.

Hand sanitizer stations available by the baby goat area, in the gift shop and at the snack shop.   Handwashing station available outside the gift shop near the animal shows.  

Zoos across the country continue to struggle even after states open. It is almost impossible to make up for two months of lost income to support the animals in their care.  This includes your local zoo.  Please donate to help support the animals.  All funds go to animal feeding and care, including veterinary care. 

An Up Close & Personal Animal Experience


Private Animal Encounters

Private Animal Encounters

Private Animal Encounters

Now Available!  

See our encounter page for details!

(Flash the Sloth, Breakfast with the Otters, Sprite the Fennec Fox)

Summerfield Zoo Wolf

Summer Camp

Private Animal Encounters

Private Animal Encounters

Kids ages 5 - 12


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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit the zoo during normal business hours.

Summerfield Farm and Zoo

3088 Flora Rd., Belvidere, IL 61008, US

(815) 547-4852


Open today

09:00 am – 03:00 pm