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Zoos in BRADENTON

It’s animal time in Bradenton, Florida and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Bradenton because this The Sunshine 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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  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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    (9 miles) Sarasota

    Sarasota Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the State of Florida. Open to the public in December of 1940, the "Gardens" has retained its old Florida charm and ...

  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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    (11 miles) Sarasota

    From its humble beginnings in tiny shed in a small Florida town, Mote Marine Laboratory has expanded to include a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations and public exhibits in Key ...

  • The Florida Aquarium

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    (32 miles) Tampa

    Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Lowry Park Zoo

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    (36 miles) Tampa

    With more than 2,200 animals, this fun Tampa zoo has interactive exhibits for kids, as well as fun rides! Bumper boats, flumes, carousels - an amazing family zoo day out in Florida!

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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    (36 miles) Clearwater

    Welcome to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the world's most-watched marine life rescue and environmental education center. Our mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our ...

  • Old McMickys Farm

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    (46 miles) Odessa

    Farm fun in Florida with maze hay rides, animals, pony rides, cow milking - a great spot for birthday parties too! Guided tours only.

  • Tarpon Springs Aquarium

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    (47 miles) Tarpon Springs

    Journey into the world under the ocean with this spectacular living reef.

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (70 miles) Dade City

    45 minutes north of Tampa is 47 rolling acres of countryside teeming with wildlife that kids can play with, feed, look at, and even ride! This wildlife preserve offers intimate safari expeditions for ...

  • Gatorama

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    (86 miles) Palmdale

    One of Gatorama's main attractions for visitors and professional photographers is the natural Florida scenery in which these prehistoric beasts sunbathe in the warm tropical climate. Giant oak trees ...

  • Homosassa Wildlife Park

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    (90 miles) Homosassa

    Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including an underwater manatee observatory, plus a children's hands on education centre, daily encounter programs and a boat tour is included in your admission.

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (90 miles) Christmas

    Real Florida...as Real as it Gets! Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and ...

  • Discovery Cove

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    (92 miles) Orlando

    A one of a kind experience where you can SWIM with dolphins, play near otters and walk on the ocean floor!

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (93 miles) Orlando

    Get ready for a one of a kind journey to explore under our amazing ocean, at Sea World! With up close animal encounters, exhibits, rides and lots of family fun!

  • Gatorland

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    (93 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind family park within 110 acres of protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner!

  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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    (98 miles) Naples

    Open to the public 365 days a year-(except in severe weather) The sanctuary offers a 2.25 mile boardwalk that winds through the swamp- A 1 mile short-cut is also available. There is an admission ...

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  • Adventure Island

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    (39 miles) Tampa

    30 acres of water fun with thrills and spills for all ages in the Key West. From wave pools to playgrounds and of course slides - let's get soaked!

  • WaterPlay At Zephyr Park

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    (56 miles) Zephyrhills

    A FREE entry 7,000-square-foot water playground with fun water features including jets and cannons!

  • Sunsplash Waterpark

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    (70 miles) Cape Coral

    Fun in the sun at this family friendly Florida water park attractions! Let's go make a SPLASH at the largest waterpark in Southwest Florida!

  • Weeki Wachee Springs

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    (70 miles) Spring Hill

    The whole family can cool off in Florida's only spring-fed waterpark, with thrill rides, beach sports, and a kiddie pool!

  • Disneys Blizzard Beach

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    (85 miles) Lake Buena Vista

    Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!

  • Aquatica Florida

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    (93 miles) Orlando

    Rides, animal encounters, and 80,000 square feet of beach...it could only be Aquatica, Florida!

  • Wet N Wild

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    (95 miles) Orlando

    30 acres of flumes, slides, sun and surf in Orlando with the classic Wet N Wild! Great family fun for the day in Florida - don't forget that sunscreen!

  • Sea Life Kayak Adventures

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    (13 miles) Sarasota

    An amazing experience on the water where you can enjoy wildlife interactions with dolphins, manatees, birds and seahorses! Ocean fun in Florida!

  • All About Fun Segway Tours

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    (19 miles) Saint Petersburg

    Explore St. Petersburg on those super fun Segways with All About Fun Tours. Suitable for kids over 12 years.

  • The Pirate Ship at Johns Pass

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    (23 miles) Madeira Beach

    This family fun cruise aboard a real replica pirate ship will entertain the whole family with: Water gun battles, Treasure hunts, Pirate face painting, Pirate stories, Limbo and much more!

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