Zoos in KISSIMMEE with kids

It’s animal time in Kissimmee, Florida and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Kissimmee because this The Sunshine 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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  • Gatorland

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    (4 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind family park within 110 acres of protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (5 miles) Kissinnee

    Hands-on interactive education at this friendly petting farm in Florida: a sensory learning experience with over 300 animals as your teachers!

  • Discovery Cove

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    (9 miles) Orlando

    A one of a kind experience where you can SWIM with dolphins, play near otters and walk on the ocean floor!

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (9 miles) Orlando

    Get ready for a one of a kind journey to explore under our amazing ocean, at Sea World! With up close animal encounters, exhibits, rides and lots of family fun!

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (31 miles) Christmas

    Explore the REAL Florida in this natural jungle habitat, with guided wildlife tours, bears, deer, swamp cruises, and over 200 alligators! With a 16th Century Spanish Fort too - it's a WILD day out!

  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (37 miles) Sanford

    Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. ...

  • Brevard Zoo

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    (42 miles) Melbourne

    Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (48 miles) Dade City

    45 minutes north of Tampa is 47 rolling acres of countryside teeming with wildlife that kids can play with, feed, look at, and even ride! This wildlife preserve offers intimate safari expeditions for ...

  • Dade City's Wild Things

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    (48 miles) Dade City

    Embark on an adventure that will take you closer to amazing animals than ever before, with 22 acres of Florida animal fun!

  • Lowry Park Zoo

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    (67 miles) Tampa

    With more than 2,200 animals, this fun Tampa zoo has interactive exhibits for kids, as well as fun rides! Bumper boats, flumes, carousels - an amazing family zoo day out in Florida!

  • The Florida Aquarium

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    (68 miles) Tampa

    Tens of thousands of marine plants and animals from all around the world are ready to be explored at this Florida Aquarium, with dive programs and a splash pad too!

  • Old McMickys Farm

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    (73 miles) Odessa

    Farm fun in Florida with maze hay rides, animals, pony rides, cow milking - a great spot for birthday parties too! Guided tours only.

  • Homosassa Wildlife Park

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    (79 miles) Homosassa

    Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including an underwater manatee observatory, plus a children's hands on education centre, daily encounter programs and a boat tour is included in your admission.

  • Petting Zoo Ocala

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    (82 miles) Ocala

    A fun petting zoo for all ages with exotic animals and farm animals. Kids can also enjoy pony rides and even camel rides! Florida animals fun for the family!

  • Tarpon Springs Aquarium

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    (83 miles) Tarpon Springs

    Journey into the world under the ocean with this spectacular living reef.

  • Manatee Observation and Education Center

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    (88 miles) Fort Pierce

    A beautiful waterfront environmental, education and wildlife viewing center in Florida's Fort Pierce where kids can get up close to the endangered Florida manatee, as well as other wonderful ...

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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    (89 miles) Clearwater

    Not your typical aquarium, this Florida attraction is a marine life rescue center where kids can learn about rescue, rehabilitation and release!

  • Marineland

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    (96 miles) Saint Augustine

    Amazing marine encounters in St. Augustine at the world's first oceanarium, with interactive programs, swimming with dolphins, and other beautiful marine life!

  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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    (97 miles) Sarasota

    From its humble beginnings in tiny shed in a small Florida town, Mote Marine Laboratory has expanded to include a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations and public exhibits in Key ...

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  • Peanuts Playhouse

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    (8 miles) St Cloud

    A traditional sort of fun with modern components, kids can enjoy ride ons and toys, puzzles and games, train tables, books and more, with inside and outside areas.

  • Grammys Indoor Playground

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    (23 miles) Winter Park

    Welcomes under 5s and their families to come and play, with fun themed areas, interactive game stations, jungle gym and kids' library.

  • Lucky Monkey Orlando

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    (26 miles) Altamonte Springs

    Indoor play fun for kids up to 8, with a bubbles party, heaps of toys and inflatables, and great for birthday parties!

  • Amaya Papaya

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    (27 miles) Casselberry

    Amaya papaya is a place for families to play, learn, party and shop together while hanging out in an eclectic parent-child hangout. Children ages 0 - 5 can learn through hands on discovery, role ...

  • Jump N Joeys

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    (27 miles) Clermont

    This climate controlled play zone offers a large selection of obstacle courses, giant slides and jumpers that provide endless fun for children of all ages. They offer a separate toddler area with ...

  • Family Fun Center

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    (40 miles) Lakeland

    Tons of games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More!

  • Play Plus For Kids

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    (48 miles) Melbourne

    Indoor fun for kids with open play and birthday parties, with bounce houses, slides, jungle gyms, ride on toys and more!

  • Gator Freds Fun and Party Center

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    (71 miles) Tampa

    A spectacular kid-size interactive "town" in Tampa, with huge inflatables, and plenty of colorful classic features to entertain and exhaust kids of all ages!

  • Playtime

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    (71 miles) Apollo Beach

    Indoor Play center for children ages 5 & under. Soft play, clean, safe facility, offering Open play, art, music, yoga, birthday parties & more

  • Pump It Up Tampa

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    (76 miles) Tampa

    Great open play for active kids in Tampa, with inflatables and fun family events!

  • Bounce Party

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    (77 miles) Hudson

    9,000 square feet of inflatable fun from slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and more besides.

  • Fun City Party and Play Center

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    (77 miles) Vero Beach

    Indoor fun for kids at this family entertainment center in Florida - also perfect for birthday parties!

  • Great Explorations Children's Museum

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    (83 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A hands-on museum where kids can learn AND play! Kids can role play at the exhibits, learn about reptiles, and enjoy the playground!

  • Play Away

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    (86 miles) Lakewood Ranch

    Play time fun for active and creative kids aged 3 months to 6 years. Engaging classes in dance and gymnastics as well as camps to develop the brain and the body.

  • Bounce Down Under

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    (94 miles) Sarasota

    A true blue Aussie themed indoor inflatable party and play center for joeys under 13 - crickey!

  • Colt Creek

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    (39 miles) Lakeland

    This 5067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 ...