Get ready for a wild experience!

The Instrument Petting Zoo brings kids (and grown-ups) an up-close and personal encounter with a menagerie of musical instruments at community events throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Symphony Zookeepers will introduce you to all of the well-loved and well-used instruments in our collection, and help you figure out how to make some noise! Learn more about the different types of instruments, how each one creates a unique sound, and how they are played.

For many of the children who visit the Instrument Petting Zoo, this is the first chance they get to see, touch and play a real orchestral instrument. When you support the Instrument Petting Zoo, you are helping area children to start a lifelong adventure with music!

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The Instrument Petting Zoo brings a free music education experience to children throughout the year. You can help support our music education programs and more by making a donation to the San Luis Obispo Symphony today.