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.
The Instrument Petting Zoo made possible by support from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, visits schools, libraries, farmers markets, clubs , and other organizations through out the San Luis Obispo area. It’s even available for birthday parties!
The Instrument Petting Zoo ranges from free to $250, and is subject to staff availability. Possible additions include a music history presentation, introduction to the orchestra and its instruments, and a beginning violin class for your group. Priority is given to Title 1 schools and nonprofit organizations. To schedule an event please email [email protected]