Zoos in FORT WAYNE with kids

It’s animal time in Fort Wayne, Indiana and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Fort Wayne because this The Hoosier 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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  • Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo

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    (2 miles) Fort Wayne

    As well as the main enclosures, included here is a Family Farm animal petting facility, Tree Top Trail, African Journey safari fun, plus Dr. Diversity’s Research Station with hands on researcher ...

  • Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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    (27 miles) Albion

    Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.

  • Potawatomi Zoo

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    (69 miles) South Bend

    Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a ...

  • Toledo Zoo

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    (89 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 ...

  • Indian Creek Petting Zoo

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    (93 miles) Lambertville

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

  • Wolf Park

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    (96 miles) Battle Ground

    Home to a herd of bison, 2 coyotes and 3 red foxes as well as 18 adult wolves.

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  • Java Mama

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    (4 miles) Fort Wayne

    Indoor cafe with play area and relaxing cafe area for parents.

  • The Fun Centre at Paiges Crossing

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    (16 miles) Columbia City

    Enjoy mini golf, go karting, batting cages, climbing wall, driving range, arcade and several fairground style rides.

  • Pump It Up Jonesboro

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    (48 miles) Jonesboro

    Pump It Up of Jonesboro "The Inflatable Party Zone" is the perfect choice for your next event! Kids in Jonesboro, Paragould, and surrounding communities will want to jump on the giant indoor ...

  • The Kangaroo Cave

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    (49 miles) Delphos

    Offering inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides; 9 hole safari themed glow in the dark mini golf; plus skill games. Please note limited public opening hours.

  • Chuck E Cheese

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    (56 miles) Lima

    Indoor play zones split into toddler, kids and skill games areas, attached to a family restaurant.

  • Snapology of Findlay

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    (77 miles) Findlay

    We are all about the art of building with Legos! We offer Birthday Parties, Kid's Free Play, Summer Camps, Afterschool Programs, programs for Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts and other non-profit ...

  • BG Bounce

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    (81 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!

  • Sylvania Playland

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    (84 miles) Sylvania

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

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (88 miles) Toledo

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

  • Botanical Conservatory

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    Fort Wayne

    Surround the family in nature with tropical gardens, and great exhibits, as well as fun family events at this Fort Wayne conservatory!

  • Potawatomi Wildlife Park

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    (51 miles) Tippecanoe

    The Park preserves both prehistorical and historical indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several ...

  • Ottawa Metro Park

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    (61 miles) Lima

    Featuring Metro Park Beach, which offers a raindrop play fountain, 10' extreme water slide, surf slide and mermaid fountain. Plus 9 hole frisbee golf course, adventure play equipment, sand volleyball ...

  • Potato Creek State Park

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    (71 miles) North Liberty

    A beautiful state park in Indiana, with outdoor activities, year round fun, a 327 acre lake, diverse landscapes and fascinating history!

  • Brukner Nature Center

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    (85 miles) Troy

    Nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.

  • Toledo Botanical Garden

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    (86 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 ...

  • Cool Creek Park

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    (90 miles) Carmel

    One of Hamilton County's most popular parks, Cool Creek Park has 90 acres of year round fun with trails, sports, a nature enter and playgrounds!

  • Ohio Caverns

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    (95 miles) West Liberty

    A remarkable natural wonder with some of the most colorful caverns in the country - all found in beautiful Ohio.

  • Splash House

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    (46 miles) Marion

    Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas

  • Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

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    (67 miles) Kokomo

    Waterpark for the whole family.

  • Splash Universe

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    (97 miles) Dundee

    Indoor water park featuring adventure slides, lazy river, zero entry Lil’ Squirt Pool, huge water play Treehouse area and a family spa!

  • Painting Fun Spot

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    (3 miles) Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne's newest Family Destination - a 'Paint & Take' Art Studio where people of all ages and interests can enjoy the simple pleasures of painting. For the price of a movie ticket you get to ...

  • Little Squirts Sports Park

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    (57 miles) Lima

    Offering 2 mini golf courses, bumper boats, go karts, bating cages, inflatables and laser tag!

  • Nottawa Fruit Farm

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    (60 miles) Sturgis

    Nottawa Fruit Farm is a family-owned business which specializes in home-grown produce and family experiences. We take great pride in providing the highest quality products possible in our farm ...

  • Indiana Beach

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    (87 miles) Monticello

    Offering a huge outdoor water park with 6 slides, wet roller coaster and splash playground; high wires climbing challenge and camping options.

  • Imagination Station

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    (92 miles) Toledo

    250 amazing interactive exhibits on science and the world for those young minds in Ohio, with a virtual roller coaster, human yoyos and special toddler areas.

  • Walk for Wolves

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    (96 miles) Battle ground

    Get your pack together for Wolf Park's annual Walk for Wolves sponsor-based fundraiser and start raising donations to help our not for profit organization! We need everyone joining in on the fun ...

  • Amish Acres

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    (52 miles) Nappanee

    80 acres of fascinating historic farm and heritage resort that lets families experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours. With farm animals, musical theatre, food, crafts, and shops. A ...

  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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    Fort Wayne

    It's an art attack in Fort Wayne with the Museum of Art, featuring every changing exhibitions that introduce kids to the wonderful world of art.

  • Science Central

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    (1 miles) Fort Wayne

    Learning all things science whilst having FUN at this Indiana Science Center, with over 130 hands-on exhibits that will teach science in an engaging way