The Preston Forest Adventure exhibits a great horned owl, common barn owl and a raccoon (or opossum); animals you might find in a North American forest.  Other features include interactive graphics, thought-provoking play structures, pond overlook, picnic tables and benches. 

This area is made possible through a major donation from the Preston Trust.  Other donors include City of Emporia, Emporia Community Foundation, Emporia Friends of the Zoo, Loretta A. Langley Charitable Trust and Walmart Foundation.