Zoos in CARY with kids

It’s animal time in Cary, North Carolina and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Cary because this The Tar Heel 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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  • Touchstone Farm

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    (13 miles) Temple

    For animal loving kids, Touchstone Farm in New Hampshire makes a fun day out where they can spend time with horses, as well as other farm animals

  • Winterpast Farm

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    (19 miles) Wake Forest

    A family farm experience for the family, with sweet animal encounters on 10 beautiful acres in North Carolina. With tubing, camp outs and bonfires too!

  • Aloha Safari Zoo

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    (34 miles) Cameron

    A beautiful rescue zoo in North Carolina currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats.

  • Conservators Center

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    (46 miles) Burlington

    A beautiful non-profit organisation that rescues, preserves and educates about threatened species. The Conservators Center welcomes families to experience these beautiful creatures through pre-booked ...

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (55 miles) Asheboro

    Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (82 miles) Ridgeway

    A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

  • Day At The Farm

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    (91 miles) Cove City

    Hayrides, animal feeding, nature trail, guided tours , ice cream parlour, maze and picnic areas. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina

  • Lynwood Park Zoo

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    (97 miles) Jacksonville

    10 acres of animal fun in North Carolina, with over 80 exhibits filled with animals from all over the world! Family zoo fun in Jacksonville!

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  • Monkey Joes

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    (9 miles) Raleigh

    Bring your kids to Monkey Joes fun-filled inflatable play center! Wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses will keep your kids active, happy, and healthy.

  • Coconut Charlies Bump N Bounce

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    (13 miles) Raleigh

    Super fun inflatables in Raleigh where kids can enjoy open play all day, celebrate birthdays, or visit the Toddler Room!

  • KidZ in a Minute

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    (15 miles) Raleigh

    “KidZ in a Minute” is a drop-in child care center with the reliability you require for children ages 12 months-12 to come explore, discover, and play.

  • MegaPlay

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    (41 miles) Spring Lake

    Get ready for 6,700 sq ft of indoor play fun, with play structures, wave slides, and obstacle bridges....and the list goes on! Playtime fun for kids in North Carolina!

  • All Stars Family Fun Center

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    (54 miles) Goldsboro

    Fun for the whole family is available at this amusement center that includes a scenic 36 hole miniature golf course, batting cages, and concession stands.

  • Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground

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    (64 miles) Greensboro

    Indoor fun with inflatables, games, and birthday parties in Greensboro for those kids who love FUN! Parents can jump too!

  • Safari Nation

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    (64 miles) Greensboro

    Fun inflatable activities for kids in Greensboro, from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone! Great fun!

  • Celebration Station

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    (66 miles) Greensboro

    Two mini golf courses, two go karting tracks, bumper boats with water cannons, batting cages and arcade.

  • The Jumpin Monkey

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    (79 miles) Greenville

    Indoor play and party centre for the smaller party goer (7 and under)

  • Pedroland South of the Border

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    (97 miles) Dillon

    Bring along the whole family for fun at Pedroland Park! pedro has sometheeng for every juan, from ferris wheels to miniature golf

  • Crowder District Park

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    (3 miles) Apex

    33 acres of park fun in North Carolina, with playgrounds, sports, walking trails and a pond! Great kids fun!

  • William B Umstead State Park

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    (11 miles) Raleigh

    Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven William B. Umstead State Park.

  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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    (13 miles) Apex

    Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, you feel a firm tug on your fishing line. It's going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water ...

  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    (19 miles) Wake Forest

    Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life.

  • Raven Rock State Park

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    (20 miles) Lillington

    Spend some time at Raven Rock State Park and let nature refresh your spirit. feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless ...

  • Eno River State Park

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    (26 miles) Durham

    Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed.

  • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

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    (54 miles) Henderson

    Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000 acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. ...

  • Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

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    (61 miles) Seven Springs

    At the turn of the century visitors flocked to the area. They drank mineral water from local springs to cure their ills and they took riverboat excursions to the cliffs. Things have changed since ...

  • Medoc Mountain State Park

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    (62 miles) Hollister

    Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5 hour drive from the Research Triangle.

  • Jones Lake State Park

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    (80 miles) Elizabethtown

    Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.

  • Singletary Lake State Park

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    (90 miles) Kelly

    Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. A portion of the unique Carolina bay ecosystem found nowhere else in the world, Singletary Lake ...

  • Lumber River State Park

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    (94 miles) Orrum

    Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation ...

  • Fantasy Lake

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    (55 miles) Hope Mills

    Beautiful white sand beaches and water park fun on a 6 acre man made lake. Great fun with the family in North Carolina!

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe

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    (62 miles) Greensboro

    With over 36 rides & attractions, there's something for all at the LARGEST water park in the Carolina's!

  • White Lake Water Park

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    (77 miles) White Lake

    Cool family water fun with lots of water activities to spend the day in, including pools, slides, a lazy river and for something different, even indy karting!

  • Raleigh Little Theatre

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    (8 miles) Raleigh

    Raleigh Little Theatre is a community theater that produces 11 full productions annually and maintains a comprehensive youth and adult theater education programs.

  • Music Explorium

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    (12 miles) Durham

    Creating hands-on rhythm events for fun, education and community building. Lots of drums and creative hand percussion, fun and instructional experience, which will aid participants in creating a ...