Instrument Petting Zoo

Try your very first instrument!

The Instrument Petting Zoo is a program created by Newport Festivals Foundation to give young children the opportunity to try their very first instrument. Children are encouraged to pick up and “play” various instruments without fear of breaking or damaging them. The purpose of the program is to inspire children to learn their first instrument and begin their journey as musicians.

If you are interested in bringing the Instrument Petting Zoo to your school, event or program, please email

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Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, duly licensed. All donations are 100% tax deductible.