Zoos in GRASS VALLEY with kids

It’s animal time in Grass Valley, California and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Grass Valley because this The Golden 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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  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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    (38 miles) Folsom

    Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or ...

  • Sacramento Zoo

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    (53 miles) Sacramento

    More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!

  • Sierra Safari Zoo

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    (68 miles) Reno

    Sierra Safari Zoo is Nevada's largest zoo and the only zoo in Northern Nevada. Over the past eighteen years the Sierra Safari Zoo has become a very special part of Reno and has made great strides to ...

  • Animal Ark

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    (75 miles) Reno

    Animal Ark provides an ideal place to house non-releasable wildlife and allows the public a unique opportunity to view these animals in natural habitat exhibits. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • The Serpentarium

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    (78 miles) Lodi

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Micke Grove Zoo

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    (80 miles) Lodi

    Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top ...

  • Safari West

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    (99 miles) Santa Rosa

    The natural world awaits you... Faster is not always better. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, instant communication and instant gratification, Safari West stands as a tangible ...

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  • Funfinity Indoor Playground

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    (18 miles) Auburn

    Endless indoor fun for kids AND adults in California, with slides, climbers, and bungee jumping...to name a few!

  • Scandia Family Fun Center

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    (42 miles) Sacramento

    We feature 2 award winning 18 hole miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, gas power raceway, a grand arcade with redeemable prize center, snack bar, onsite birthday party rooms and our ...

  • Paradise Island

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    (47 miles) Sacramento

    Family fun center with golf, bumper cars, race boats, slides, roller coasters and more. Fun for the whole family!

  • Lagunas Awesome Party Palace

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    (58 miles) Elk Grove

    In this safe, colourful facility, they have 5 enormous jumphouses for obstacle and slide action and adventure soft play, and a room of arcade games and air hockey tables. All ages welcome in the ...

  • Barrel of Monkeez

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    (84 miles) Angels camp

    Voted BEST FAMILY FUN SPOT in the Motherlode! We have something for EVERYONE! Make a day of it and have fun playing with your kids! Admission includes ALL of our activities and you can play them ...

  • Scandia Family Fun Centre

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    (89 miles) Fairfield

    Scandia Family Center is nine acres of entertainment for the entire family. We feature two award winning miniature golf courses, state-of-the-art Lasertron Lasertag arena, lil' indy raceway go karts, ...

  • Cameron Park Lake

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    (37 miles) Cameron Park

    Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon in this California park lake, with tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trails and more!

  • Apple Hill

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    (38 miles) Camino

    Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a ...

  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center

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    (44 miles) Carmichael

    Self-guided trails through 100 acres of beautiful Californian nature, with wildlife and learning opportunities for the kids!

  • Lake Tahoe State Park

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    (63 miles) Incline Village

    A beautiful natural oasis for the family to explore in Nevada! Great outdoor family adventures with Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, with trails to hike and bike, fishing, and camping.

  • Mormon Station State Historic Park

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    (67 miles) Genoa

    Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group ...

  • Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

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    (68 miles) Genoa

    The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. A local ...

  • Washoe Lake State Park

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    (70 miles) Carson City

    A great family fun outdoor adventure in Nevada, with wildlife, water sports, hiking and camping! A beautiful State Park in the heart of Washoe Valley.

  • Dayton State Park

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    (79 miles) Dayton

    Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, ...

  • Old Faithful Geyser of California

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    (93 miles) Calistoga

    Come visit the show of California's Old Faithful Geyser, a spectacular, nature-directed performance. The stage, walled by thick bamboo and plumed pampas grass, appears as an innocent pool of shallow ...

  • Petrified Forest

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    (97 miles) Calistoga

    Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country

  • Fort Churchill State Historic Park

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    (98 miles) Silver Springs

    Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. It was abandoned nine years later, and today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested ...

  • Golfland Sunsplash

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    (33 miles) Roseville

    Over 30 rides and attractions at this California family adventure experience, with mini golf, laser tag, and a host of waterpark fun!

  • Raging Waters Sacremento

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    (47 miles) Sacramento

    Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and ...

  • Enchambered Escape Room

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    (47 miles) Sacramento

    The whole family has to work together within 45 minutes to solve puzzles, dechiper codes and escape these Sacramento Escape Rooms!

  • Fairytale Town

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    (53 miles) Sacramento

    Since 1959, Fairytale Town has been a treasured place of laughter, memories, learning and family fun!

  • Funderland

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    (53 miles) Sacramento

    Funderland is a small-scale, old-fashioned amusement park and is perfect for tots aged 2 to 12. Admission to Funderland is FREE. Each ride requires 1 ticket per person ($1.50 Monday Friday & ...

  • Nut Tree

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    (77 miles) Vacaville

    A unique mix of your favourite retail stores, restaurants and services, as well as the beloved and newly renovated Nut Tree Plaza, designed specially for kids. An enjoyable and memorable experience ...

  • Micke Grove Regional Park

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    (80 miles) Lodi

    Park including carnival, museum, formal gardens, softball fields, water play features, horseshoe pits, several children’s playgrounds and an 18 hole disc golf course.

  • Jelly Belly Candy Tour

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    (87 miles) Fairfield

    Why not visit the Jelly Belly factory tour and take a look at how Jelly Bellys are made.

  • Loma Vista Farms

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    (98 miles) Vallejo

    A farm-tastic 5 acre outdoor classroom where kids can observe, garden and explore with over 100 farm animals.

  • Small World Park

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    (95 miles) Pittsburg

    A fun and intimate amusement park in California perfect for families and younger kids, with boats, nature, a train, carousel and lots of activities!

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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    (98 miles) Vallejo

    Amazing theme park fun for the whole family in Vallejo, with rides for all ages, animal attractions, entertainment and great events!