Zoos in Bristol

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Goshen
- offers residents of CT, MA and NY the unusual opportunity of observing and learning about animals from North America, Africa, India, New Zealand, Asia and the Arctic. One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Connect...
Bridgeport
Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.
Springfield
The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.
Lupa Zoo
(43 Miles)
Ludlow
Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.
Norwalk
The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science...
Riverhead
Prepare for a voyage of undersea discovery at the only public Aquarium on Long Island, offering interactive fun, adventure, and education. Take a Shark Dive, snorkel with tropical fish, feed a stingray, watch a sea lion show, and more.
Mystic
Visitors encounter ocean animals in an exciting new way: no scuba gear required! Whether you're touching a ray, feeling the splash of a beluga whale or going beak-to-nose with a penguin, you'll be closer to ocean life than you ever thought possible!
Manorville
The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. We have various breeds of...
Manorville
Children's petting farm where you can bottle feed baby pigs, cows, goats and lambs, ride the trains and see the 'Super Cow' Musical Puppet Show!
Magic Wings
(61 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 Massachusetts
Melville
The White Post Animal Farm provides year round fun for the whole family. The animal farm features many animals of all different species from around the world! The park also features Farmland Express Train Ride and The Animatronic Singing Chicken Sho...
Bronx Zoo
(75 Miles)
Bronx
The Bronx Zoo’s world-class exhibits such as Congo Gorilla Forest, the Wild Asia Monorail, Tiger Mountain, and our newest exhibit, Madagascar!, get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.
Southwicks Zoo
(75 Miles)
Mendon
The Skyfari Sky Ride takes you over the Deer Forest, then up close to the Chimp Exhibit, onward as you “fly” over the Mandrills, soar over the Camels and Watusi... An amazing ride.... all you need to do, is just sit back and enjoy the beauty a...
Bergen County Zoo
(1)
(77 Miles)
Paramus
The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. While a visit to the zoo is always fun and educational ...
Flushing
Exhibit updates have given the Queens Zoo the feel of a national park - albeit a small one. The zoo perimeter is a pathway that leads visitors to pockets of wild habitats, from the Great Plains to the rocky California coast to a Northeast forest. At ...
Providence
Home to approximately 130 species of rare and fascinating animals from around the world including elephants, giraffes, snow leopards, kangaroos, moon bears, gibbons and many others, all in naturalistic settings. Plus play area.
Manhattan
From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.
Adams Farm
(85 Miles)
Wilmington
Petting farm, Rainbow Trout Fishing, Wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall, farm fresh meats and goat cheeses, maple syrup, and vermont. Horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter months.
Attleboro
Combined with an award-winning playground and exciting educational programs, the Zoo is sure to delight the young and young at heart. Whether it's watching the Lions wrestle, coming face-to-face with a Snow Monkey, staring at a snake or relaxing in o...
Brooklyn
Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.
Bolton
Animal Adventures offers hands-on exotic animal programs that are a fun, learning experience, no matter what birthday you are celebrating from 1-100. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and information about them, and get up-close. Controlled...
Tiverton
Experience The Miracle Of Living Tropical Butterflies in the Summer Exhibit in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Walk through the exhibit and have these colorful creatures of nature flying around you. Learn To Plant A Butterfly Garden, Mount, Preserve & Collec...
Coney Island
With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people can make a difference in the ocean world around them....
Turtleback Zoo
(93 Miles)
West Orange
500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey
Norton
Charming and compassionate animal sanctuary caring long term for now over 200 abandoned and mistreated creatures the kids can watch.
Staten Island
The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation and educational programs, it's an instrument for inf...
Westford
At any given time, the atrium may contain up to 500 butterflies representing as many as 50 different species from around the world, although butterflies which are native to the New England region are featured whenever possible.
New Bedford
The Zoo's Education Department and zookeeper staff offer a range of programs to enhance your zoo experience. See how zookeepers provide enrichment activities to keep the zoo's animals active and healthy. Learn about biofacts and how animals live in t...
Ocean Explorium
(105 Miles)
New Bedford
Educational marine resource with Living Exhibits and touch tanks, hands on learning in the Explorers' Zone, Discovery Bay with toys and activities, and a 3D planetary display.
Dorchester
Great Zoo divided into 10 main areas: Tropical Forest, Serengeti, Kalahari Kingdom, Outback, Giraffe Savannah, Bird World, Butterfly Landing, Children's World, Tiger and African Wild Dogs
New England Aquarium
(2)
(108 Miles)
Boston
Coral reefs, from the Bahamas and the tropical Pacific to Australia. Meet lionfish and stonefish, some of the most poisonous fish in the sea. Great idea for family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Boston with kids.
Stone Zoo
(110 Miles)
Stoneham
Highlights of Stone Zoo's collection include the snow leopards of Himalayan Highlands, bald eagles of Yukon Creek, hornbills and emperor tamarins of Windows to the Wild, and jaguars and cougars of Treasures of the Sierra Madre.
Gloversville
Over 500 animals on comfortable display from colorful birds to camels, bear and deer, the Zoo has a variety of animals and activities that are sure to please the whole family. Safari Ride available too.
Woods Hole
Kids especially love the "touch tank," where they can reach into tide pools filled with starfish and sea cucumbers. Other displays include sea turtles, lobster and wolffish. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...
Brooksby Farm
(119 Miles)
Peabody
Plenty of friendly farm animals and a small playground for children under about 5 to enjoy before learning about fruit.
Smolak Farms
(119 Miles)
North Andover
Visit the Smolak Farms, you will find animals such as Baby sheep, llamas, alpacas, golden pheasants, fallow deer, peafowl, goats, zebu cow, swans, rabbits, chickens and so much more!
Lake Ariel
Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.
Jackson
Visit the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.
ZooQuarium
(141 Miles)
West Yarmouth
Get an up close look at the friendly animals in the farmyard and discover how they came to be such an important part of the human life. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Cape Cod for kids
Popcorn Park Zoo
(142 Miles)
Forked River
Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon you will see a marvelous array of animals including...
Orwell
Independence Petting Farm is fun for all ages! Enjoy the animals and enjoy some time on the farm!
Binghamton
Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.
Mount Laurel
All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.
Schnecksville
Home to more than 275 animals representing 70 species from African Penguin to Zebra. Paddle boats and wagon rides available for extra family fun.
York Beach
A great place to enjoy beautiful wild animals and fun rides.
Elmwood Park Zoo
(164 Miles)
Norristown
The zoo is arranged into different habitats - Bayou, Farmland, Grasslands, South/Central America, Wetlands, Woodlands with over 150 animals in their natural settings
Camden
Some of the exhibits include the massive shark tank, where people can walk through a tube and see the sharks swimming from all angles, a 4-D ride that takes visitors through the sea, as well as the West African River Adventure, where people can see l...
Camden
Features nearly 200000 square feet of sea life and wildlife, located at Camden.
Philadelphia Zoo
(166 Miles)
Philadelphia
By the looks of it, Philly Zoo appears to be one of the best Zoos in the US. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Philadelphia for kids
Rome
The Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo is a special kind of zoo with a focus on children and fun. Everything we do here centers on the understanding that, for kids, passive observation of zoo animals is not enough. Children need to be engaged.

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