Zoos in FERNDALE with kids

It’s animal time in Ferndale, Michigan and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Ferndale because this The Great Lakes 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 Detroit Zoo

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    (1 miles) Royal Oak

    Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in ...

  • Dominos Petting Farm

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    (30 miles) Ann Arbor

    Domino's Petting Farm is conveniently located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a perfect setting for people of all ages to learn about farming and farm animals. Come join us for a fun-filled day. Pet ...

  • The Creature Conservancy

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    (38 miles) Ann Arbor

    The Creature Conservancy

  • Great Lakes Zoological Society

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    (39 miles) Ann Arbor

    A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.

  • Indian Creek Petting Zoo

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    (53 miles) Lambertville

    A sweet weekend only petting zoo open seasonally in Michigan, with a range of adorable animals from camels, wallabies, to zebras!

  • Wilderness Trails Zoo

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    (62 miles) Birch Run

    Over 50 species of exotic and native animals in specially constructed enclosures for close up animal viewing. Plus animal petting and feeding areas and an adventure playscape to go wild on!

  • Toledo Zoo

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    (62 miles) Toledo

    With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos it's also the regions top family destination! One of the many fun family places to visit ...

  • African Safari Wildlife Park

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    (67 miles) Port Clinton

    Head to Africa for the day at African Safari Wildlife Park! Over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve will give you a fun and educational day out in Ohio!

  • Potter Park Zoo

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    (74 miles) Lansing

    The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the ...

  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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    (99 miles) Cleveland

    Kids can get up close to the creatures of the ocean at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and learn about all the wonderful creatures, including sharks!

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  • Detroit Kid City

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    (5 miles) Southfield

    offers an imaginative extravaganza featuring 9 interactive roleplay exhibits plus related activities and games at each point.

  • Natures Playhouse at Hunter Community Center

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    (5 miles) Clawson

    Nature's Playhouse offers parents and caregivers a place to connect with others in the community while their child plays freely in our all natural environment. In addition, we offer a host of classes ...

  • Jungle Java

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    (11 miles) Farmington Hills

    Kids can go wild at this jungle themed indoor play center in Michigan, with toddler areas and birthday parties - where adults can play too!

  • Extreme Fun

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    (12 miles) Roseville

    Indoor inflatable fun and indoor party center for active and bouncing kids ages 1 - 12!

  • Jumperooz

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    (15 miles) Westland

    Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.

  • Tiny Treasures Indoor Play Cafe

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    (18 miles) Walled Lake

    A fun a creative atmosphere and indoor play center that kids AND the parents can enjoy! With a wide variety of play areas, kids are sure to be entertained! We love indoor fun!

  • Safari Playground

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    (18 miles) Walled Lake

    A roaring safari themed indoor fun center with an arcade, bowling, skeeball and birthday parties!

  • Jungle Java

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    (20 miles) Canton

    Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The ...

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Canton

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    (21 miles) Canton

    A super fun indoor trampoline park great for kids to stay active - giving kids the same feeling as flying!

  • Pump It Up Canton

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    (22 miles) Canton

    Indoor inflatable play and great birthday parties at Pump It Up...great for those excitable active kids in Michigan!

  • Jungle Java

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    (36 miles) Ann Arbor

    Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The ...

  • Castaway Play Cafe

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    (45 miles) Howell

    With four slides, bounce houses and a specially designed toddler area for the little ones. Parents welcome on the structure. Newest feature: laser tag arena!

  • The TreeHouse

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    (46 miles) Chelsea

    Great indoor play with awesome slides, baby and toddler areas, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!

  • Bouncin Play

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    (53 miles) Fort Gratiot

    Indoor Bounce House Play Land with Arcade and Food and Drinks.

  • Perrys Cave Family Fun Center

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    (58 miles) Put in Bay

    Perrys Cave Family Fun Center is your family's next great vacation destination. Explore nature, learn history, reach great heights while having great family fun along the way! One of the many fun ...

  • Sylvania Playland

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    (62 miles) Sylvania

    Features include 5 inflatables, 4 swing sets and a dedicated toddler area, plus 18 hole glow in the dark mini golf.

  • Play

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    (69 miles) East Lansing

    East Lansing's own eco-friendly, indoor playspace full of activities for infants, toddlers, and children up to six years old.

  • Jumpin Jax Bounce Arena

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    (74 miles) Lansing Charter Township

    Bouncing heaven for 2 to 12 year olds, with seven big inflatables that include obstacle courses, slides, and bouncers - perfect for kids with endless energy in Michigan!

  • BG Bounce

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    (78 miles) Bowling Green

    The ultimate indoor fun with 65,000 sq feet of learning, adventures, paintball, dodge ball, toddler room and art room...to name a few! Adult activities too!

  • Kokomos Family Fun Center

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    (83 miles) Saginaw

    Kokomo's is the place to go in Saginaw and the Tri-Cities area whether you're celebrating a birthday party, looking for a fun or want somewhere you can take the whole family. We have lots to do ...

  • Kidsplay Indoor Fun

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    (88 miles) Avon Lake

    Indoor Play for children ages 0-6, in Avon Lake, OH. A great option for parents looking for a safe, exciting, indoor, parent-friendly option with their young children!

  • Swings and Things Family Fun Center

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    (97 miles) Olmsted Township

    An amazing year-round experience with two floors of games and prizes and attractions for everyone, with skeeball, bumper boats and an ice cream parlor!

  • Lower Huron Metropark

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    (25 miles) Belleville

    Features on offer include par-3 golf course, paved hike and bike trails, shoreline fishing and canoeing, pond skating, sports and a water park.

  • Toledo Botanical Garden

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    (61 miles) Toledo

    A museum for plants, Toledo Botanical Garden offers visitors the opportunity to share, discover and enjoy nature's beauty. With over sixty acres of display gardens and relevant plant collections, TBG ...

  • Red Oaks Waterpark

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    (5 miles) Madison Heights

    All round fun family water park, with Soak Station and Spray Play for the small ones, river ride for a family paddle, flume water slides and a heated wave action pool.