Zoos in DOVER with kids

It’s animal time in Dover, Delaware and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Dover because this The First 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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  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    (25 miles) Bridgeton

    The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission ...

  • Space Farms

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    (33 miles) Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

  • Brandywine Zoo

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    (41 miles) Wilmington

    12 acres filled with animals from all over the world in this family friendly Wilmington zoo, with over 120 animals just waiting to say hi!

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (46 miles) Rising Sun

    Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra are all waiting for the family to go visit at this very intimate and sweet Maryland Zoo, with over 130 animals on display.

  • Linvilla Orchards

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    (51 miles) Media

    The ultimate farm fun for kids! They can take a hayride through the lush fields and orchards, or climb aboard the “The Playland Express” train. With farm animals, pony rides, fishing and lakes - ...

  • Salisbury Zoo

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    (55 miles) Salisbury

    A fascinating collection of beautiful animals in Maryland, all the way from North and South America, as well as Australia!

  • Adventure Aquarium

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    (58 miles) Camden

    Explore under the ocean in New Jersey with this family fun aquarium, with a shark tank, walk through tube and interactive exhibits!

  • Philadelphia Zoo

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    (59 miles) Philadelphia

    Come face to face with animals from all over the world, enjoy interactive experiences, witness feedings, and talks at one of the best Zoos in the US!

  • Atlantic City Aquarium

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    (61 miles) Atlantic City

    There is a touch tank, as well as fish tanks with exotic fish, lots of activities to keep the kids entertained - let the kids have great fun while learning about the sea and sealife

  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    (61 miles) Baltimore

    Over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at this family friendly zoo in Baltimore! There are over 200 species for the kids to enjoy, and learn about on your family day out in Maryland!

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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    (63 miles) Brigantine

    The Center, which has the privilege of housing the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine ...

  • Paws Farm Nature Center

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    (65 miles) Mount Laurel

    All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.

  • Elmwood Park Zoo

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    (68 miles) Norristown

    Over 100 species call this Pennsylvania zoo home, with some on the endangered species list. Kids can enjoy Treetop Adventures too!

  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    (82 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 ...

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    (88 miles) 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.

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  • Pump It Up Newport

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    (39 miles) Newport

    Open Jump, special events and birthday parties in this colorful and indoor fun center!

  • CoCos Funhouse

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    (55 miles) Salisbury

    Provide a varying range of high quality inflatable entertainment from slides and assault courses to bounce houses and themed zones.

  • Kehlers Kids Fun Factory

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    (56 miles) Broomall

    Indoor soft play for kids up to 11 yrs, as well as gymnastics, cheer tumbling, summer camps and parties!

  • Jumpers Fun Zone

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    (56 miles) Newtown Square

    Explore the jungle in this indoor play center, perfect for kids from 18 months to 10 years, with soft play, slides, obstacles, bounce houses, and lots of jungle themed fun!

  • Marley Bounce Party

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    (58 miles) Glen Burnie

    Fun indoor play for those under 12s, with fun bouncy equipment and a special toddler area!

  • Kiddie Crusoe

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    (62 miles) Timonium

    features include the Kiddie City Play Arena, Ultimate Play Set, Inflatable Arena, Imaginarium Activity Room, and Wii Gaming Lounges.

  • Rolly Pollies Maryland

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    (64 miles) Crofton

    Dynamic, fun-filled gym, arts, birthday parties, open play and special programs for kids 6 months through 9 years.

  • Big house of bounce

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    (65 miles) Baltimore

    Big House of Bounce is a healthy recreational option for today’s active families. We strive to provide a clean, safe, and stimulating environment for children.

  • Bouncetown

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    (69 miles) East Norriton

    Bounce houses, inflatable assault courses and several climbing structures with modern adventure play features.

  • Jungle Wonder

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    (74 miles) Limerick

    Glow in the dark indoor mini golf, laser tag, multi level adventure climbing maze with toddler zone, plus large arcade, all in jungle theme.

  • Bouncing Off The Walls

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    (79 miles) Levittown

    Open play and parties for active kids under 8 years, with moon bounces, sensory toys, gym mats, climbing, and lots of ways to use the imagination!

  • Play Day Place

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    (84 miles) Forked River

    A fun indoor place center for kids aged 1 to 14, with soft play, zip lines, climbing walls, and velcro walls...just to name a few!

  • Lets Pretend

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    (96 miles) Middletown

    Let’s Pretend is an indoor interactive family play center, focusing on using creativity, pretending, and the arts. It's fun to pretend in Pennsylvania!

  • JerZJump

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    (99 miles) Monmouth Junction

    17,500 sq ft of family entertainment center with open play, inflatables, play structure, and arcade! Great for those active kids in New Jersey!

  • Silver Lake Park

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    (1 miles) Dover

    182 amazing acres of park in Dover, with paths, fishing and playgrounds!

  • Schutte Park

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    (2 miles) Dover

    One of Dover's newest parks, with sporting fields, playgrounds and picnic pavilions! Great outdoor fun for kids in Delaware.

  • Killens Pond State Park

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    (12 miles) Felton

    Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County.

  • Abbotts Mill Nature Center

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    (19 miles) Milford

    Features free interpretive exhibits, live native fish, amphibian, and reptile collection, extensive taxidermy collection, historic buildings, boardwalk and trails.

  • Lums Pond State Park

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    (30 miles) Bear

    Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the ...

  • Edward H McCabe Nature Preserve

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    (31 miles) Milton

    An amazing nature based experience for the family with 143 acres to explore along the banks of the Broadkill River. Perfect for canoeing, hiking, and getting lost in the several distinct habitats in ...