Zoos in GULFPORT with kids

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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  • Acme Fun Center

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    (5 miles) Long beach

    Unique large UFO bounce house, GIANT outdoor tiger slide, 18 hole indoor glow in the dark golf course, skeeball, bastketball games, Coasts' only commercial slot car track, toddler attractions include ...

  • Time In Family Fun Center

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    (6 miles) Biloxi

    Large indoor playground with putt putt golf, video games,soft playground and more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Mississippi

  • Kangarooz Family Fun Center

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    (14 miles) D Iberville

    Features inflatable jumpers, obstacle course and slides, with toddler area. Plus face painting, interactive music stage and DJ.

  • Buccaneer State Park

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    (18 miles) Waveland

    On the beach of the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles from New Orleans, Buccaneer State Park is a great vacation with real coastal beauty and lots of fun things to do.

  • Shepard State Park

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    (28 miles) Gautier

    Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country and has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 ...

  • Paul B Johnson State Park

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    (54 miles) Hattiesburg

    Located in the heart of Mississippi\'s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods and ancient oaks. ...

  • Fontainebleau State Park

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    (59 miles) Mandeville

    The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there ...

  • St Bernard State Park

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    (60 miles) Braithwaite

    St. Bernard State Park is the ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Many ...

  • Fairview-Riverside State Park

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    (62 miles) Madisonville

    Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on ...

  • New Orleans City Park

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    (65 miles) New Orleans

    An amazing 1,300 acres of outdoor oasis, with putt putt golf, a carousel, concerts and nature!

  • Audubon Nature Institute Park

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    (68 miles) New Orleans

    Part of the Audubon Nature Institute, this beautiful park is filled with playgrounds, trails, and even horse riding lessons! All in New Orleans!

  • Bayou Segnette State Park

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    (71 miles) Westwego

    Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ...

  • Jean Lafitte National Park

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    (73 miles) Marrero

    An incredible national park with six sites scattered across South Louisiana, each with nature and wildlife, and a chance to learn about the Cajun traditions and explore historic sites.

  • Tickfaw State Park

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    (92 miles) Springfield

    Strolling through four ecosystems on over a mile of boardwalks through Tickfaw State Park, visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a ...

  • 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!

  • Environmental Studies Center

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    (57 miles) Mobile

    Features include a STARLAB Planetarium, live animal exhibits, native plants garden. Experience firsthand the natural environment and the interrelationships governing our living world.

  • Rivertown

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    (73 miles) Kenner

    Located along the shores of the mighty Mississippi River, just minutes from downtown New Orleans, Rivertown in Kenner, Louisiana, offers a host of cultural and family attractions, including eight ...

  • Kids Party Adventures

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    (69 miles) Metairie

    Kids Party Adventures houses the only Popnoggins Singing Video in the State! Create great memories with your friends, great gifts for family or friends, and have tons of fun doing it!

  • Mrs Heathers Strawberry Patch

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    (90 miles) Albany

    Between Face and Hand Painting, the Petting Farm, the Zipline and the Tractor Races you'll be hard pressed to find the time to pick strawberries! A surprisingly entertaining day out.

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

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    (66 miles) New Orleans

    16 rides waiting for kids at this amusement park located within the 1,300 acres of New Orleans City Park! Classic family fun for kids!

  • 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 ...