Cowboy Critters Petting Zoo is the ultimate in “Live” entertainment!

Whether you call us a petting farm, petting zoo, or menagerie, one things is for certain: these friendly, fuzzy farm Critters are a success every time! Smiles abound as the petting commences, and the excitement is palpable. Ask us about options to feed the adorable animals in the petting zoo!

Children of all ages  — yes, even the adults get in on the action — enjoy the interactive hands-on experience that’s unique to our mobile Petting Farm. In short, PETTING and FUN are encouraged… “keep your hands on the animals at all times”!

 

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Can’t decide between the PETTING ZOO and PONY RIDES? That’s okay, you can combine the two! If you’re interested in booking, we get booked up quickly, so don’t wait.

Small Private Party

$ 250

First Hour (travel is free within 60mi)
  • Expected Turnout 1-50
  • 5  Species (list below)
  • You pick your favorite animals!
  • Corral Panels (no additional cost)
  • Each additional Hour $100

Medium Petting ZooMost Popular

$ 300

First Hour (no travel fee)
  • Expected Turnout 50-250
  • 8 Species (list below)
  • You pick your favorite animals
  • Corral Panels (no additional cost)
  • Each additional Hour $150

Large Petting Zoo

$ 350

First Hour (no travel fee)
  • Expected Turnout 250-1,000
  • 11 Species (list below)
  • You pick your favorite animals
  • Feed cups provided!
  • Corral panels (no additional cost)
  • Each additional Hour $200

Meet our petting zoo animals, and pick your favorites:†

  • Mini Cooper and Champ, our adorable Miniature Horses
  • Sweet Pea, our “sweet” Miniature Donkey
  • Shamgar our expressive Pygmy Goat (babies due 2/21/18)
  • Wilbur, our talkative Miniature Pig
  • Silas, the cutest Mini Steer you will ever meet
  • Lilly, Cocoa, Eclipse, & Mocha, the sweetest and softest bunnies we’ve ever met
  • Lucy, Summer and Flock, our hospitable Hens
  • Quackers, our chatty Duck(retired)
  • Alfredo and Shylo, our fluffy sheep
  • Snow Flake, our fluffy and lovable puppy
  • Dynamic Duo, and Jr the all-star Box Turtles (seasonal)
  • Pheonix, the MOST gorgeous and friendly corn snake (seasonal)
  • Wiley, Trixie, Percy & Hunter, the most affectionate kittens!
  • Kit & Kat, Guinea Pigs –  they may not be Bugsy, but they are cute!

Small Farm & 1 Pony

$ 350

First Hour (travel is free within 60mi)
  • 5 species (list above)
  • You pick your favorite animals!
  • 1 Pony for Rides
  • Additional Pony $50/hour
  • Additional Hours $150/ea

Med. Farm & 1 PonyMost Popular - Best Value

$ 400

First Hour (travel free 60mi)
  • 8 Species (listed above)
  • Pick your favorite animals!
  • 1 Pony for Rides
  • Additional Ponies $75/hr
  • Additional Hours $200/ea

Large Zoo & 2 Ponies

$ 450

First Hour (travel is free 60mi)
  • 11 Species (list above)
  • Pick your favorite animals!
  • 2 Ponies for Rides
  • Additional Ponies $100/hr
  • Additional Hours $250/ea

Additional hours and ponies are available a greatly reduced rate. For exact pricing, view our Price Table.

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Rusty Spurs with "Sweet Pea" the donkeyTake it from Rusty Spurs, “Once ya get a pettin’, ya just cain’t stop!”

Birthday Parties

We LOVE seeing the smiles of not only the birthday boy or girl, but also the other guests — young and young-at-heart 🙂 Cowboy Critters will bring our animals to your house or nearby park for an unforgettable event with God’s amazing creatures!

We are happy to work with you to make your child’s birthday everything that they have been dreaming of. We have done several different costumes, and are happy to make something to fit the theme of your party. Check out our photos of Rainbow Dash and unicorns! Plus, we are fully insured.

Church Events

Looking for a petting zoo or pony rides for VBS? A fund-raiser or celebration? We bring our animals out to various churches around the greater St. Louis area, and even into Illinois. We believe God’s creatures are an excellent display of God’s love and manifest revelation. During the Christmas season, we have several live nativity options including indoor set up for warmth! Plus, we are fully insured.

Schools & Daycare

Having a petting zoo or pony rides for school festivals and daycare events is an excellent learning enhancement for the children you serve. “Hands-on” interaction stimulates their mind and emotions — it’s awesome to see their reactions to these adorable animals. Plus, we are fully insured.

Festivals

What’s a festival without live animals? Your guests will remember their interactions with these amazingly cute, sometimes funny, animals. We can bring a petting zoo, pony rides or both. We have a variety of animals to choose from, and several different ponies so that we can bring the right animals for small or large events. Plus, we are fully insured.

Corporate Events

We work with many corporations bringing animals for both large public-facing events, and private corporate/office parties, including Grand Openings. Book a petting zoo or pony ride (or both) for your next event — our animals will be the “hit” of the party! We have also brought our animals to the Fox2 News station for a World Vision segment, and to the Manna Pro offices for a video shoot. Our animals are well trained, and comfortable  in a variety of environments, so they are great for videos, photos and ads.

Community Events

Having a city or county fair? A holiday or community event? A grand-opening? Book a petting zoo or pony ride (or both) for your next event — our animals will be the “hit” of the party! We can work in a variety of set ups be it a free to public event, by donation or anything in between. We will work with you to make everything a success!

Quality & Commitment

With years of experience and a high-level of professionalism, your Cowboy Critters Petting Farm will be worry-free! We work hard to earn your trust and satisfaction. Cowboy Critters is fully insured.

Support the Orphanage

We donate 10% of every booking to help the children at the T.J. Miracle Foundation in Uganda. After all, they need the same love and care that our own children receive right?! If you want to learn more about how you can help, please ask us, book an event or follow the link below to donate directly!

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Serving Missouri & Illinois

We serve the Greater St. Louis, St. Louis County, and Illinois regions, including: Ballwin, Berkeley, Bridgeton, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Dellwood, Des Peres, Ellisville, Ferguson, Flat River, Florissant, Hazelwood, O Fallon, Pacific, Manchester, St Charles, St Peters, Sappington,  Town and Country, Twin Oaks, University City, Wentzville, Wildwood, West County, South County, North County, Jefferson County, and Franklin County, including portions of Illinois. For long distance events, call for availability.

What our customers are saying...

Dear Jeff, I just want to thank you for being a part of our son Victor’s big day – 1 year old! Your wonderful animals made all the difference for our party on such a hot, summer day.

Charles & Joy Williams

Jeff, Everything went great! The girls did an excellent job and all the kids just loved petting/feeding the animals. Thanks again for everything! Dominic’s birthday was a wonderful day that we will never forget.

Angelia Palazzolo

Some of the Events we Serve


Birthday Parties


Schools & Daycare


Church Events


Festivals


Corporate Events


Municipal Events

Unlike other petting zoos, Cowboy Critters™ was founded with the purpose of showing every child-at-heart the majesty and wonder of God's awesome Creation through these adorable animals.

Jeff Tobler, Proprietor of Cowboy Critters