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Zoos in GULFPORT

It’s animal time in Gulfport, Mississippi and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Gulfport because this The Magnolia 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 Gator Ranch

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    (39 miles) Moss Point

    105 acres to explore for those over 4 years, with all manner of natural wildlife to be spotted as well as the alligators themselves! Fun and informative narrated tours through the swamps of the ...

  • Mobile Zoo

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    (52 miles) Wilmer

    The zoo was established for education and continuing the existence of endangered/non-endangered wildlife. You can see wildlife from all over the world and learn about them. Tour our main building ...

  • Estuarium

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    (60 miles) Dauphin Island

    Learn about the marine environment around Alabama in a dynamic way suitable for children. The public section of this sea lab is enthralling, and there are many interactive, interdisciplinary, ...

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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    (65 miles) New Orleans

    Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

  • Hattiesburg Zoo

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    (67 miles) Hattiesburg

    A family fun zoo nestled in 40 acres of park, where kids can get face to face with amazing animals. A fun, entertaining and educational experience in your Mississippi family day out!

  • Audubon Zoo

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    (69 miles) New Orleans

    One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and ...

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (73 miles) Folsom

    Feed the animals on a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind the country, home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the ...

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  • Gulf Islands Waterpark

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    (5 miles) Gulfport

    2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.

  • Salvation Army Kroc Centre

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    (13 miles) Biloxi

    Standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry leisure pool with one small and one large slide, water play structure and splashpads.

  • Barnacle Bills Waterpark and Mini Golf

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    (18 miles) Waveland

    What’s wet, fun, and has a pirate ship? Barnacle Bills Water Park!

  • Bogue Chitto Water Park

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    (89 miles) McComb

    Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.

  • Grand Paradise Waterpark

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    (91 miles) Collins

    Lazy river, bowl ride, interactive kids' water play area, tube slides, mat-racing slide, and body slides!

  • Eco Tours of South Mississippi

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    (26 miles) Gautier

    Tours from 2 hours to 3 days in the Pascagoula River Swamp, with amazing wildlife and unique wilderness in this Mississippi family day out!

  • Big Easy Paddlewheeler Tour

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    (65 miles) New Orleans

    Get the family enjoying that iconic New Orleans paddle wheeler as you cruise down the Mighty Mississippi on the Creole Queen! It will give you a side of New Orleans you haven't seen before!

  • Cajun Critters Swamp Tours

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    (71 miles) Westwego

    Amazing family tours through the backwaters of Louisiana, where you can float past the places that pirates and Indians once roamed! Spot various wildlife, including alligators, on these fascinating ...

  • Busted Wrench Garage Museum

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    (1 miles) Gulfport

    For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit ...

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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    (3 miles) Gulfport

    The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining ...

  • Center for Marine Education

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    (6 miles) Gulfport

    isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.

  • Maritime And Seafood Industries Museum

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    (12 miles) Bilox

    The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • NASA Infinity Science Center

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    (31 miles) Kiln

    An award winning NASA visitors center which offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Kids can test a space shuttle main engine, and land the space shuttle!

  • Armed Forces Museum

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    (56 miles) Camp Shelby

    Fascinating exhibits in Mississippi's Armed Forces Museum which tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines that paid the price for freedom.

  • UCM Museum

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    (57 miles) Abita Springs

    A unique roadside attraction right near New Orleans with 1000s of amazing objects, as well as home made inventions. Only in America! A fun and quirky experience for the family.

  • Mardi Gras World

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    (64 miles) New Orleans

    You know this is going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with ...

  • Audubon Insectarium

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    (65 miles) New Orleans

    Bug FUN where you will shrink to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian ...

  • Louisiana Children's Museum

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    (65 miles) New Orleans

    30,000 square feet of kids fun and interactive with exhibits and programs created to help kids learn and have fun! Great Louisiana fun for those active minds!

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