Opening in May 2019, the Toyota Children's Ranch will house a fun petting area for kids and animals. Keepers have a new ranch house equipped with heat and air conditioning for animal enrichment. Upon entering the area, you can first enjoy panning for minerals with a new mining sleuce around a ponded path. Once you pan for your gold, wash your hands in the country style wash basin. As you enter the ranch area, kids will be able to run around with goats, watch a show on the ranch house stage, or chat with a keeper about the animals in the pens.