Zoos in LAFAYETTE with kids

It’s animal time in Lafayette, Louisiana and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Lafayette because this The Pelican 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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  • Zoosiana: Zoo Of Acadiana

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    (9 miles) Broussard

    The zoo is nestled on 45 acres of rolling grounds with a very natural setting and environment. The Zoo houses more than 750 animals representing over 130 species!

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    Visit one of the most popular family attractions in Baton Rouge, with animals from all over the world and fun seasonal events too!

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    (78 miles) Alexandria

    Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana

  • Gone Wild Safari

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    (88 miles) Pineville

    A beautiful place for kids to enjoy animals out in the pastures and not in cages.

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  • The Jump Zone

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    (4 miles) Lafayette

    7 varying inflatables for a great cardiovascular workout they won't even notice, distracted by slides, obstcale courses and classic bounce houses. There's an area just for under 6s to keep little ...

  • The Learning Train

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    (5 miles) Lafayette

    Open play, birthday parties, classes and camps - all designed to enable children's development through play! Great learning fun in Louisiana!

  • Play and Learn With Me

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    (7 miles) Lafayette

    Play and Learn With Me is the Number One Place for Families with Young Children aged 1 to 6 years. We offer Mommy and Me Play Classes, Lunch Bunch, Open Play Sessions, and Fantastic Birthday ...

  • It's My Party Indoor Inflatable Playground

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    HUGE inflatable fun for kids at this Baton Rouge indoor playground, with slides, obstacles and birthday parties!

  • Jump n Jive

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    (63 miles) Prairieville

    Offers great fun and a good cardiosvascular workout too with giant inflatable entertainments inculding obstacle courses, huge slides, classic bounce houses and more.

  • Lil Bambinos Playtorium

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    (64 miles) Gonzales

    It's indoor playtime at this super fun and colorful playspace, with open play and birthday parties!

  • Pretend Play Party

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    (66 miles) Denham Springs

    4,000 sq ft of interactive, educational fun, with separate toddler area. All inclusive price.

  • Jungle Gardens

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    (23 miles) Avery Island

    A beautiful day in nature with 170 acres of gardens, nature and wildlife on Avery Island.

  • Palmetto Island Park and Splash Pad

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    (26 miles) Abbeville

    A fun day outdoors in this Louisiana State Park, with Splash Pad water playground, plus boat launch provided for boating and fishing!

  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

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    (29 miles) St Martinville

    6,000 acres of state park filled with history that kids can learn about, as well as outdoor adventures to be had - from fishing, canoeing, to boating.

  • Cypremort Point State Park

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    (36 miles) Cypremort Point

    Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of a man-made beach provides a delightful area for ...

  • Chicot State Park

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    (42 miles) Ville Platte

    The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, ...

  • BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    103 acres of incredible swamp and nature park where kids can connect with nature, and enjoy up-close experiences with snakes, turtles and alligators!

  • Creole Nature Trail

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    (72 miles) Lake Charles

    Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation\'s last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant ...

  • Creole Nature Trail All American Road

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    (72 miles) Lake Charles

    Get back to nature with the Creole Nature Trail! A fantastic outdoor adventure for the whole family.

  • Sam Houston Jones State Park

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    (74 miles) Lake Charles

    Originally named for the Texas folk hero who traveled extensively in the western reaches of Louisiana, Sam Houston Jones was given its current name in honor of the state's 37th governor, who was ...

  • Tickfaw State Park

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    (84 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 ...

  • Liberty Lagoon

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    Elevated slides, a lazy river and a ton of pools! Kids can cool down in the Louisiana heat with Liberty Lagoon Waterpark!

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (60 miles) Baton Rouge

    Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!

  • Sulphur Parks Water Park

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    (82 miles) Sulphur

    A fun municipal water park with lots of fun water activities for all - a great way to enjoy that Louisiana sun!

  • Wildcat Station

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    (62 miles) City of Central

    Indoor black-light mini-golf, laser lights, arcade, pool table, air hockey and foosball table. Great party packages available.

  • Neyland Park and Pool

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    (3 miles) Lafayette

    Outdoor activities include batting cages, water fountain, and children’s adventure playground including baby equipment. Olympic-size heated indoor pool on site.

  • Clayfish Bisque

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    (4 miles) Lafayette

    Kids of all ages along with their creative spirits are welcome to let their imagination run wild and free as they paint anything they like! A piggy bank, cute dog bowl, or even a picture frame!

  • Celebration Station

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    (58 miles) Baton Rouge

    Options include mini golf, batting cages and go karts, plus an extensive arcade, small roller coaster and a train.

  • Mrs Heathers Strawberry Patch

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    (88 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.

  • Cajun Food Tours

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    (3 miles) Lafayette

    Let your family experience the fun and flavor of Acadiana! The whole family will love the cozy tour bus where they can learn history, the culture, and of course, indulge in some incredible Cajun ...

  • Pastor Brothers Excursions

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    (4 miles) Lafayette

    Get the kids into that Cajun spirit! These Cajun Country Tours can take the family out alligator watching, crawfish peeling, bayou cruising....introduce those kids to a new way of life!

  • Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours

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    (7 miles) Breaux Bridge

    Enjoy an ecotourism adventure right in the heart of Lake Martin, with the real soul of the swamps and bayous of Louisiana!

  • Avery Island Tabasco Tour

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    (21 miles) New Iberia

    Incorporating the Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens and Bird City, this is a varied Cajun experience for all ages.

  • Acadian Swamp Tours

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    (50 miles) White Castle

    Explore Louisiana's natural swamplands with 90 minute guided tours, and lots of wildlife spotting!

  • Childrens Museum Of Acadiana

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    Lafayette

    A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.