Zoos in ALBANY with kids

It’s animal time in Albany, New York State and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Albany because this The Empire State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Adirondack Animal Land

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    (38 miles) Gloversville

    Visit the LARGEST zoo in upstate New York, with over 500 animals across 80 acres! Amazing animal fun for the whole family.

  • Magic Wings

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    (59 miles) South Deerfield

    The 8,000-square foot conservatory is home to nearly 4,000 free-flying butterflies from all over the world. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Action Wildlife Park

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    (63 miles) Goshen

    A leisurely walk through amazing animals from all around the world, a petting zoo, and even wagon rides, all waiting at this family friendly wildlife center in Connecticut. Lots of animal fun!

  • Lupa Zoo

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    (72 miles) Ludlow

    Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.

  • Zoo in Forest Park

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    (72 miles) Springfield

    The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.

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  • R and B Sportsworld

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    (62 miles) Winsted

    This well heated & air conditioned facility offers state of the art Jugs Pro-Range Batting Cages offering all speeds of soft & hardball pitching. You select the speed & height of the ...

  • Universal Kids

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    (62 miles) Northampton

    Multi level space themed adventure physical play plus dedicated toddler area and imagination role play zones.

  • Jump Zone Canton

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    (73 miles) Canton

    Inflatable fun as well as cool arcade games, and a hurricane simulator! A fun experience in Canton, Connecticut.

  • Bounce Town

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    (81 miles) South Windsor

    Massive play area with five giant inflatable bounce houses in differing themes, including a super obstacle course they can race their friends through. Also has two dedicated party rooms and offers ...

  • Jump n Jammin Inflatable Party Gym

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    (81 miles) Bristol

    Over 18,000 sq" of indoor/outdoor space with weekday open jumps, family fun, great planned activities and games room!

  • Tot Town Party and Play

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    (85 miles) Brookfield

    Parent Supervised indoor playground and party center.

  • Bright Spot Children's Playplace

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    (87 miles) Vernon

    Indoor play space for children under 6. Open Play, fun active play equipment, pretend play, arts and crafts, plus science and discovery areas. Classes and Birthday Parties too.

  • Timber Gyms Open Play

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    (87 miles) Newington

    A fun indoor play experience suited to younger children, including cubby style indoor tree houses, a play pirate ship and classic bounce houses!

  • Romp n Roll Wethersfield

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    (87 miles) Weathersfield

    Classes for those active and creative kids, from dance, art, cooking music and of course gym! Designed for those little ones 3 months to 5 years.

  • Jumpin Jeepers

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    (88 miles) Mahopac

    A clean, indoor children's play center with a two-story play structure, bounce house, imaginative play area, and dedicated toddler zone. We also have some ride on toys and arcade games.

  • Andies Bounce Barn

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    (94 miles) Seymour

    A bounce-tastic farmyard themed indoor play and bounce facility for those bouncing, active kids from 2 years to 10 years.

  • The Elks Place

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    (95 miles) Harriman

    A multi-level indoor playground for kids of all ages, with slides, tunnels, and a ball blasting arena! Indoor New York fun for those active kids!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (99 miles) Hamden

    Come and join us at monkey Joe's Connecticut's newest family fun Center. Ideal for children 2 years old to 12 years old. Monkey Joe's is an indoor inflatable fun and exciting party and play center ...

  • Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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    (33 miles) North Adams

    A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering ...

  • Natural Bridge State Park

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    (34 miles) North Adams

    Visit the ONLY naturally formed white marble arch in the whole of the USA - right in Massachusetts!

  • Molly Stark State Park

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    (50 miles) Wilmington

    The park has open lawn areas, woods, and Mt. Olga rising to the east where there is an old fire tower with spectacular views. The area is very popular during the fall foliage season for its colors, ...

  • White Memorial Conservation Center

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    (70 miles) Litchfield

    A fascinating education center and nature museum set within 4,000 acres of Connecticut hills.

  • Roaring Brook Nature Center

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    (72 miles) Canton

    We offer a year-round schedule of educational programs for all ages. These programs range from week-long summer experiences to our school-year Discovery Days series for students.

  • Flanders Nature Center

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    (78 miles) Woodbury

    Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust promotes the understanding and appreciation of nature, and supports the conservation, preservation and management of the natural resources. We offer a broad range ...

  • Wolcott Park and Spray Pad

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    (82 miles) West Hartford

    Great park with a new summer splash pad offering interactive play features in New Hartford...and it's FREE!

  • Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park

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    (92 miles) Woodstock

    Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of ...

  • Pillsbury State Park

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    (93 miles) Washington

    One of the more primitive gems in New Hampshire, this state park is filled with wildlife, from moose to loons, historic attractions as well as hiking trails and kayaking.

  • Bear Mountain State Park

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    (93 miles) Tomkins Cove

    A great New York state park with hiking, biking, and ski trails. With a zoo, museum, ice skating and swimming, it makes for a very fun family day out!

  • Brooksvale Park

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    (94 miles) Hamden

    The entire family can enjoy of all sorts of outdoor adventures. Playground & Swings, hiking, sledding, Softball Fields, and an animal petting zoo.

  • Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park

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    (95 miles) Portland

    Activities include Swimming, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, Zip Lines, Rock Climbing, Land-based Obstacle Courses, Scuba Diving and Kayaking.

  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

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    (97 miles) Ansonia

    An outstanding adventure playscape for younger children in Connecticut, with butterfly and hummingbird gardens, nature trails, and real life animals!

  • Quechee State Park

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    (100 miles) White River Junction

    Quechee Recreation Area is a large park spread out over a vast area. It is unique in that 611 acres of the park are not owned by the state, but leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tract ...

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (27 miles) East Durham

    A fun and family friendly day out in a natural setting, with rivers, slides and thrills all in the one fun New York water park - including the worlds longest water park zip line!

  • Water Slide World

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    (52 miles) Lake George

    Cool down in New York at this fun water park, with over 35 water slides and attractions at Water Slide World!

  • Splashdown Beach

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    (77 miles) Fishkill

    Waterpark fun in New York, great for all ages - especially those little ones! Amazing family fun for your day out to cool you down!