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WVU Davis College brings back Kiddie Days for 2024

Photo of children petting baby chicken

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —The  West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will bring back a beloved community event, Kiddie Days, this spring. 

Kiddie Days is a free event that provides parents, educators and young children with learning and experiential opportunities with animals at the college’s Animal Science Research, Education and Outreach Center. Tours will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23-25. Each tour will take two hours or less. 

“We will have display pens with farm personnel, WVU Extension agents, students and faculty at each station to give a short presentation appropriate for younger audiences,”  Ben Walsh, assistant director of farm administration, said. “Children and their chaperones will get to see llamas, donkeys, baby dairy calves, bottle lambs, chickens, baby pigs and more.”

The event allows children and adults in the region to interact with animals, understand more about farming and where their food comes from.

Kiddie Days will also include wooden apple trees ripe for picking, wooden cows for “milking,” plush chickens and eggs, as well as a duck pond with baby ducks and a slide. The WVU Insect Zoo will have a display and live insects. Children will have the opportunity to paint with soil, plant a seed or flower, and pet Hearts of Gold dogs.

To make a reservation, call 304-293-7092 between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday or email Provide the following information: group name, number of children and adults attending, preferred date and time of visit. 

School groups will be scheduled to visit in the mornings. Small groups, families and individuals do not need a reservation, but are welcome to attend the event after 12 p.m. April 23, 24 and 25. 

Persons needing a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event may  contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 304-293-6700 or

Chaperones or children who plan to travel abroad in the 14 days prior to the event are asked not to visit during this semester’s Kiddie Days to ensure biosecurity of the animals as well as human health standards. 

Hand sanitizing solution will be available and must be used before leaving the REOC.

The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design envisions a world sustainably fed, clothed and sheltered. To learn more about the Davis College, visit Keep up with the latest updates and news on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube by following @WVUDavis.



Communications Specialist 
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design