KidZooU is the newest family attraction in Philadelphia and it is for children with disabilities as much as it is for neuro-typical children.
Mainline Media News reports that the new attraction replaces the Children’s Zoo and it’s geared towards children of age 12 or younger. The place is specifically made for children with autism who can sometimes be overwhelmed by the crowds and loud noises of your average zoo.
KidZooU is an indoor-outdoor wildlife academy that encourages interaction between the children and the animals in a controlled environment. Kids get to groom these animals, climb next to them and play interactive and educational games that teach them how to take care of the environment. In addition to these activities, the institution also has a quiet zone for kids who need to step away from the action for a minute.
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