Musical Petting Zoo

A typical petting zoo has many animals for people to touch and get acquainted with, and our Petting Zoo is different in only one minor way: the animals are instruments!  Well-loved (and well-used) trombones, trumpets, violins, and even an accordion can be found buzzing and squawking in our charming “corral.” 

The Petting Zoo is available at community events around the County, such as Children's Day in the Plaza, the Mid-State Fair, Live Oak Music Festival, Stone Soup Festival, BravoSLO at the PAC (where we spotted the young man at right), library events, and more.

Schools and non-profit organizations may also borrow the Petting Zoo for various functions by emailing the Music Van Programs Coordinator at