We went with our local homeschool group to Freshwater Farms, Ohio’s Largest Indoor Fish Hatchery! Oh, my goodness we had so much fun. Lil’ Red stayed home with dad, but I know he would have really enjoyed it as well.
Sturgeon Petting Zoo- the kids loved seeing and petting Flipper!
Trout Feeding Frenzy- They were so surprised and excited when those crazy little trouts started jumping and flopping around. (yep, 2 jumped out of there tanks. Eldest tried his hardest to catch it while the tour guide was at another tank! He was really worried the fish would get hurt on the gravel.)
Fish & Critter Displays- alligators, turtles, salamander, albino catfish are just a handful of the critters you can see or touch at Freshwater Farms.
Each child that paid the $3 tour guide fee (minimum of 15 people or $45 for the group) got a simple goodie bag with frog finger puppet, tattoo, and fish candy. The kids were all very pleased even the teens! That wasn’t enough souvenirs for us!
Being the critter and nature loving family that we are WE COULD NOT LEAVE without bringing home a new pet! Yes, we were the ONLY family out of the 10-12 families in attendance that bought a Bullfrog Tadpole! We even named him, Tom the Tadpole!
You can meet Tom the Tadpole and read all about his first day home! We may even update with video created by Eldest.
If you ever find yourself in Urbana, Ohio then do yourself a favor and stop by:
3rd Weekend of September is Fish & Shrimp Festival
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Closed Sundays & Major Holidays
2624 N. U.S. Hwy. 68
Urbana, OH 43078