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Zoos in ATASCADERO

It’s animal time in Atascadero, California and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Atascadero because this The Golden 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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  • Charles Paddock Zoo

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    (2 miles) Atascadero

    The mission of the Charles Paddock Zoo is to provide an educational resource for wildlife awareness and conservation, and an enriched recreational experience for the residents and visitors of the ...

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

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    (93 miles) Santa Barbara

    With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.

  • Chafree Zoolological Garden

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    (99 miles) Fresno

    The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a great place to find habitats that mimic the natural flora/fauna. There are the conventional holding areas, but there is a spacious rain forest habitat that is home for ...

  • Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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    (99 miles) Fresno

    Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to approximately 125 species, with more always on the way. We are the only zoo in North America that currently houses Northland green geckos (on exhibit) and Southern tent ...

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  • The Ravine Waterpark

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    (11 miles) Paso Robles

    The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles is the hottest place to cool off on California's Central Coast. Situated within 10 minutes of many of Paso Robles' best wineries, where the summertime ...

  • Mustang Water Park

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    (23 miles) Arroyo Grande

    Cool family fun for all ages at this Californian waterpark, with pools and slides to entertain and make a splash in!

  • The Island

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    (100 miles) Fresno

    Great COOL fun in California with this family friendly water park, with a tropical island theme.

  • Happy Acres Family Farm

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    (2 miles) Templeton

    See how one family manages the entire farm and turns the goat milk into cheese, ice cream, body lotions, soap and other products. Tour gives best access.

  • Molera Horseback Tours

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    (85 miles) Big Sur

    Scenic coastal horseback tours in historical Andrew Molera State Park. A coastal paradise with flower-studded meadows, enduring Redwood groves, translucent streams and secluded beaches. One of the ...

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

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    (92 miles) Santa Barbara

    The Museum features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians.

  • Kern County Museum

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    (93 miles) Bakersfield

    Explore the fascinating history of Kern County at this local museum! Over 56 historic buildings on 16 landscapes acres to explore!

  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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    (93 miles) Santa Barbara

    Discover a treasure of experiences and help us to share and inform those who have not been able to explore the sea themselves to experience the wonders of the California coast. We hope that you too ...

  • Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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    (93 miles) Bakersfield

    Kids can immerse themselves in the history of the earth, including palaeontology and geology, through a fun yet scientific-based experience.

  • Bakersfield Museum of Art

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    (94 miles) Bakersfield

    A place to explore the world of visual arts, with exhibitions, programs, and special events, all in Bakersfield.

  • Boomers Santa Maria

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    (38 miles) Santa Maria

    Great fun for those active kids in Santa Maria, with Go Karts, Mini Golf, Rock Wall, Bumper Boats, and SO much more!

  • Rush Air Sports

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    (92 miles) Bakersfield

    17,00 square feet of trampolines, climbing challenges, basketball hoops, dodgeball courts, and a foam pit! Great fun for active kids in Bakersfield!

  • Visalia Adventure Park

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    (94 miles) Visalia

    Whatever the age Visalia Adventure Park has something for everybody: 18 hole Minature Golf Course, Hwy 66 Bowling, 900ft Family Go-Kart Track, Lazer Tag, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Full Throttle ...

  • Rotary Storyland and Playland

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    (99 miles) Fresno

    A fun and charming theme park attraction in Central Valley for the whole family. Fantasy and excitement await for all ages!

  • Camelot Park Family Entertainment Center

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    (92 miles) Bakersfield

    An adventurous playground of miniature golf, go-karts, arcade, batting cages and much more for the entire family.

  • Monarch Butterfly Grove

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    (23 miles) Pismo Beach

    Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in ...

  • Patriots Park

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    (91 miles) Bakersfield

    A fun family park in Bakersfield perfect for those sunny days, with play areas and sporting fun

  • Jastro Park

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    (92 miles) Bakersfield

    A fun family park in Bakersfield with great grass space, sporting activities, picnic areas, and a spray park over summer!

  • Garland Ranch Regional Park

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    (93 miles) Carmel

    This park is home to a variety of landscapes that occur at elevations from 200 to 2000 feet. From the willow covered banks of the Carmel River through the cottonwood-sycamore stands of the old ...

  • Hearst Castle

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    (31 miles) San Simeon

    Hearst Castle is one of the largest of approximately 5,000 historic house museums in the U.S., with one of the most sophisticated guided tour programs in the country.

  • National Steinbeck Center

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    (99 miles) Salinas

    In the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall, literature jumps off the printed page and into your imagination. Discover Steinbeck\'s world through interactive, multisensory exhibits for all ages, rare ...

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