Zoos in LOS ANGELES with kids

It’s animal time in Los Angeles, California and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Los Angeles 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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  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (7 miles) Los Angeles

    Animal fun in Los Angeles with more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species!

  • Eco Station

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    (9 miles) Culver City

    Features incredible hands-on lessons of ecology and environmentalism whilst encountering tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting. Guided tour only.

  • Montebello Barnyard Zoo

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    (9 miles) Montebello

    Barnyard fun with pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties all in Montebello, California!

  • Roundhouse Aquarium

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    (15 miles) Manhattan Beach

    A FREE entry aquarium in California with touch tanks, camps, story times and lots of creatures of the ocean!

  • Wildlife Waystation

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    (20 miles) Angeles National Forest

    The Wildlife Waystation, situated on 160 acres in California's Angeles National Forest, is internationally recognized for its ongoing, charitable efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild and exotic ...

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (20 miles) Long Beach

    Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!

  • Wildlife Learning Center

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    (23 miles) Sylmar

    The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 rescued species from six continents in a family friendly park-style setting, where kids can learn all about the animals from their specialist staff.

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (24 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California at this marine aquarium, just steps from Cabrillo Beach, and a great place for kids to learn!

  • The Gentle Barn

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    (30 miles) Santa Clarita

    A beautiful place where kids with special needs or come from troubled backgrounds, interact with animals who have been severely abused, rescued, rehabilitated and given sanctuary.

  • Santa Ana Zoo

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    (31 miles) Santa Ana

    A beautiful 20-acre site in Practice Park focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Santa Ana ...

  • Orange County Zoo

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    (33 miles) Orange

    The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern ...

  • Centennial Farm

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    (33 miles) Costa Mesa

    Children and their families can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation. Also offers private tours.

  • Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

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    (46 miles) Lake Hughes

    Amazing guided tours all about the life of the ostrich, feeding fun for kids, and of course - the ostriches themselves! Animal fun in California!

  • Zoomars Petting Zoo

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    (51 miles) San Juan Capistrano

    Plenty of cuddly critters to get up close to, plus pony and miniature train rides, treasure panning at Miner's Gulch and adventure playground.

  • Feline Conservation Center

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    (57 miles) Rosamond

    Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

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    (85 miles) Santa Barbara

    With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.

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  • Play Indoor Playground

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    (5 miles) Glendale

    A fun, playful and colorful indoor playground where kids can create, imagine, play and have fun!

  • Peekaboo Playland

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    (6 miles) Eagle Rock

    An indoor playground that provides a safe, educational and entertaining environment for children. Roleplay settings, physical play structures and more.

  • Amys Playground

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    (7 miles) South Pasedena

    3,000 sq ft of charming indoor play space in the historic Mission Street area, with a giant maze, bouncers, playhouse and baby fun space, suited for kids under 5 years

  • Jungle Zone

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    (7 miles) Glendale

    Bruise-less, mess-less Laser Tag, the combat simulation game played with infra red. Spread over two floors with access ramps, immersive and exciting fun for kids over 44".

  • Rockin Kids Burbank

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    (9 miles) Burbank

    Rockin' Kids Burbank is a fun, safe and bright indoor play center for kids to play, imagine and create!

  • The Coop

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    (10 miles) Studio City

    A modern, cool indoor play and party space for kids AND adults, with slides, ball pits, bouncers, sports, and even a dance floor! Outdoor garden and cappuccino bar for parents too

  • Magical Playground

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    (10 miles) Pasadena

    A fun, colorful and magical indoor playground for kids of all ages to enjoy in Pasadena, California!

  • Caterpillar Kids Place

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    (11 miles) Flintridge

    A fun eco-friendly play area for those active kids under 8.

  • Kids Castle

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    (11 miles) Burbank

    Family Entertainment taken to a whole new level FANTASTIC food with plenty of fun and excitement for all ages. Centrally Located in Burbank California at:

  • Under the Sea Indoor Playground

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    (11 miles) Los Angeles

    Indoor kids fun "under the sea" in a playground filled with activities that will develop skills, and imagination, and fuel creativity!

  • Jump n Jammin

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    (12 miles) Arcadia

    A fun, huge indoor interactive playground for kids with climbing structures, rock climbing, obstacle courses, barrels, tubes and more!

  • The Playroom

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    (13 miles) Sherman Oaks

    Playtime fun for those creative minds 5 years and under!

  • Adventureplex

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    (13 miles) Manhattan Beach

    Imagine a world where health and adventure meet. A world where children have so much FUN, they hardly realize they’re learning valuable life skills. AdventurePlex is that place.

  • Ultrazone Laser Tag

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    (14 miles) Sherman Oaks

    Ready for the Ultimate Laser Adventure?

  • Sherman Oaks Castle Park

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    (15 miles) Sherman Oaks

    Sherman Oaks Castle Park is the San Fernando Valley's premier family entertainment center. Enjoy the finest miniature golf, arcade and batting cages. Great family fun for kids of all ages!

  • Grins and Giggles Indoor Playground

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    (15 miles) Santa Fe Springs

    features bouncers, multi level playhouse, climbing structures, kiddie cars and cubby playhouse, plus toddler area.

  • Fun City Bounce

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    (16 miles) Santa Fe Springs

    Fun indoor play center for kids of all ages, with inflatables, obstacle courses, bouncers, video games, and lots of fun! Open play by appt only Tuesdays and Thursdays, and often Friday afternoons.

  • The Coop

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    (16 miles) Redondo Beach

    Modern and cool indoor play for kids in Redondo Beach with over 3,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor play, including dance floor, slides, tubes, books, dress up and SO much more!

  • Oodles Kids Gym and Learning Center

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    (17 miles) Cerritos

    A fun kids gym for active kids, parent/child classes, dance, art, and birthdays! Great indoor fun!