“zoo to you”

A traveling petting zoo & pony ride service.



Birthday Parties

Festivals and Community Days


Family or Corporate Events


Mini Barnyard Petting Zoo

About Us

Add Some Wild!

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Huggable, Furry Family Entertainment

The Traveling Barnyard Petting Zoo and Pony Rides is a fun filled educational experience.  From birthday parties at your home to mega events, we will provide hours of quality family entertainment.  We cover the tri-state area of southwestern Pennsylvania.  Check out Add Some Wild for a new twist!




Hi!  That’s me, Jan Marchezak with animal expert, author and national television personality Jack Hanna (director, emeritus, Columbus Zoo) on the set of Good Morning America with one of our baby miniature donkeys featured on the show.  That same day the donkey and some of our other barnyard babies were also on David Letterman.  What an experience!  Jack Hanna is awesome!  He genuinely loves animals and is a strong advocate for animal education encouraging all of us in the animal industry to continue our efforts to display, educate and entertain generations on the importance of every animal and how they affect our lives.













Jan with Jack Hanna


On the set of Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts




About the Zoo

The Barnyard Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, established in 1981, is a fun, educational and true petting zoo family experience allowing up-close, hands-on farm animal activity..

Little did we know when we started our collection of baby barnyard animals that our passion would one day become our livelihood.
All of our barnyard babies are hand fed with tender loving care and all who visit are welcome to hug, pat, feed, and mingle with all of our cuddly barnyard critters.

From schools, birthday parties, fairs, festivals, and company picnics our animals have provided huggable, educational fun! It's a heart warming experience when special needs children and adults find a new animal friend.

Our animals have been featured with Jack Hanna on Good Morning America, David Letterman and center stage at the Benedum Theatre to participate in operas, have starred on Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood, done church pageants, nativity scenes, training videos, and television commercials.




Contact us for information on your special event!

Jan or Mindy

Phone: 724-239-4004

Fax: 724-239-5722