Offspring of hard times soon after the zoo began, the Great Depression hit the Country, and the local farmers were not spared. Still needing supplies and repairs, the farmers would "pay" with their family heirlooms: old firearms, dolls, wicker cradles and other items of local Americana. The antiquities were given in good faith; all agreed that the items would be given back when better days came and bills could be paid. In the meantime, they were placed on the walls of the general store. Soon,
visitors would stop by to see the
animals and the antiques . . .
and this was the beginning of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. As time went on, the children worked diligently with their parents. Fred Space took a keen interest in building up the zoo, and Ralph's enthusiasm for collecting spurred the museum on. "Grandma" Elizabeth Space worked in the store right through its evolution into the current restaurant. And, although Loretta an
Edna have left the farm, they still live nearby and are often found in the dining room chatting with other family members. Today the third generation – Fred's children, son Parker and his wife Jill, daughter Lori and her husband Doug – are handling the lion's share of the day-to-day work.



Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last Entrance at 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Last Entrance at 4 p.m.
April 5 thru October 31

Admission Prices
Adults (13-64) – $15.50 plus tax
Children (3-12) – $11.00 plus tax
Seniors (65+) – $14.50 plus tax

Group rates available (click here)

Season Passes Available