Welcome to the Good Zoo ~
With over 50 species, 20 that are rare or endangered, Oglebay Good Zoo was dedicated in memory of seven-year-old Philip Mayer Good in 1977. This zoo continues to thrive through the support of local residents.
Explore the Outback Exhibit and Lorikeet Landing. Observe animals including cheetahs, lemurs, red pandas, and river otters. Visit our Wonders of the Wetlands exhibit to see a bald eagle and various other plants and animals that call these fragile areas home.
The historic C.P. Huntington Train Ride takes visitors on a one and a half mile journey through the zoo. The red barn is filled with friendly domestic animals such as llamas, goats, and donkeys.
Meet the Animals ~
Indoor exhibits include the hands-on Discovery Lab, where you can observe animals such as tamarin monkeys, a sloth, rare amphibians and reptiles, and even our albino alligator.
Choose from a selection of fun-filled and educational interactive experiences that allow you to get up close and personal with some of the Oglebay Good Zoo’s animal residents. If you are five or older, you can help our Zoo Keepers feed and train the zoo’s animals as they welcome you into their exhibit. Children under the age of five are invited to participate in our Meet the Keeper sessions. Learn more about Animal Encounters!
Camps, Programs & Activities
The zoo offers a variety of Camps & Programs for children of all ages, as well as outreach programs with area schools and groups. There are also programs for adults including the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program.
Wild Art Classes
Get artsy at the Oglebay Good Zoo! Classes are available for adults, teens, children, families, couples, and teams. We’ll provide you with art supplies and step-by-step painting instructions. Guests will also be visited by a surprise animal during class!
Zoo Birthday Parties
Celebrate your birthday at the Oglebay Good Zoo and leave the fuss to us! Enjoy our party room with cupcakes and party snacks, an animal presentation, guided tour of the zoo, and more.
2018 Spring Preschool Programs
Join the Educators at the Oglebay Good Zoo for fun-filled Preschool Programs, a great way for parents or grandparents to interact with their children and explore nature and wildlife.