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Zoos in DAYTONA BEACH

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Daytona Beach 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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  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (32 miles) Sanford

    Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. ...

  • Marineland

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    (34 miles) St Augustine

    Marineland allows visitors a chance to swim, snorkel or scuba dive with dolphins and other marine life. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (61 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 ...

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (61 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!

  • Discovery Cove

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    (62 miles) Orlando

    Come and swim with dolphins at this idyllic setting.

  • Gatorland

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    (63 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind, protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland's 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is ...

  • Brevard Zoo

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    (71 miles) Melbourne

    Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.

  • Petting Zoo Ocala

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    (77 miles) Ocala

    Petting zoo for all ages. exotic animals and farm animals. Pony rides. Picnic area. Birthday parties. Bounce house. Camel rides.

  • Tree Hill Nature Center

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    (85 miles) Jacksonville

    Hands-on educational programs in this Jacksonville Nature Center. 50 acres of ecosystems to explore, walking trails and a butterfly house.

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (88 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 ...

  • Jacksonville Zoo

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    (90 miles) Jacksonville

    Zoo fun in Florida, with the only walking safari in NE Florida, a kid-friendly Play Park, ever-changing gardens and exhibits filled with 1,800 wonderful animals!

  • The Teaching Zoo

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    (91 miles) Gainesville

    The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe Colleges Zoo Animal Technology Program; it is the premier wild animal technology program in the United States. Supervised by the professional staff ...

  • Homosassa Wildlife Park

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    (98 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.

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  • Daytona Lagoon

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    (1 miles) Daytona Beach

    Twisty, turvey turns, over 1 million gallons of rushing water, exciting speed slides and attentive guards. The basic ingredients for a fun and safe summer await you at Daytona Lagoon.

  • Wet N Wild

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    (58 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!

  • Aquatica Florida

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    (61 miles) Orlando

    Aquatica is a waterpark with rides from serene to extreme, up-close animal encounters and 80,000 square ft. of wide, sandy beach. Here, the parks signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, sends riders ...

  • Wild Waters

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    (62 miles) Ocala

    Florida water fun at Wild Waters, with water attractions for all ages. From slides to wave pools, cool off in The Sunshine State!

  • Disneys Blizzard Beach

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    (68 miles) Lake Buena Vista

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

  • WaterPlay At Zephyr Park

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    (98 miles) Zephyrhills

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

  • Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

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    Daytona Beach

    Free chocolate factory tours! One word...Yum!

  • Calypso Kayaking

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    (58 miles) Cocoa

    Guided kayak tours on the Indian River Lagoon. Get an up close encounter with nature. You will see manatee and dolphin just a few feet from your Kayak. great for all skill levels. Rentals are ...

  • Airboat Rides At Boggy Creek

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    (77 miles) Kissimmee

    Glide through the wetlands viewing Florida's native wildlife traveling at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

  • Wild Florida Airboat Tours

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    (80 miles) Keanansville

    Enjoy unforgettable tours with Orlando's ONLY airboat and wildlife park experience...great for all ages!

  • EcoMotion Tours

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    (86 miles) Jacksonville

    EcoMotion Tours, in the Amelia Island-Jacksonville area, Fort George Island - is the only Segway tour of its kind - one that combines the fun, new sensation of riding a Segway with a special eco-tour ...

  • Diamond D Horse Stables

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    (87 miles) Jacksonville

    The beautiful 600 acre ranch is still a working horse and cattle ranch and a place where families and friends can go to enjoy a fun filled day of entertainment. Offering to the visitors: Horseback ...

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