Zoos in READING with kids

It’s animal time in Reading, Michigan and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Reading because this The Great Lakes 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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  • Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

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    (31 miles) Athens

    Visit hundreds of rescued reptiles, where kids can get up close to alligators, tortoises, bearded dragons and more!

  • Binder Park Zoo

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    (35 miles) Battle Creek

    Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Online registration is currently available for our Camps, ...

  • Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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    (47 miles) Albion

    Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.

  • Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo

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    (55 miles) Fort Wayne

    Animals from all around the world, plus train rides, rainforests, hands-on fun and an African Safari - all at this great Fort Wayne zoo perfect for kids!

  • Great Lakes Zoological Society

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    (55 miles) Ann Arbor

    A fascinating indoor zoo experience for kids and families featuring unusual reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and other exhibits.

  • The Creature Conservancy

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    (55 miles) Ann Arbor

    The Creature Conservancy

  • Indian Creek Petting Zoo

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    (59 miles) Lambertville

    A sweet weekend only petting zoo open seasonally in Michigan, with a range of adorable animals from camels, wallabies, to zebras!

  • Potter Park Zoo

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    (62 miles) Lansing

    The Potter Park Zoological Society, a non-profit private sector organization, is dedicated to the support of the Potter Park Zoo through preserving, protecting, and exhibiting selected members of the ...

  • Toledo Zoo

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    (62 miles) Toledo

    With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos it's also the regions top family destination! One of the many fun family places to visit ...

  • Dominos Petting Farm

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    (64 miles) Ann Arbor

    20 acres of beautiful petting farm for kids to explore in Ann Arbor, with cute domestic animals waiting to make friends!

  • Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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    (74 miles) Alto

    Exotic varities of animals and reptiles from all over the world including many rare and endangered varieties with whom they are working on conservation.

  • John Ball Zoo

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    (92 miles) Grand Rapids

    The John Ball Zoo has over 1100 animals representing the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and the United States. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to ...

  • The Detroit Zoo

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    (93 miles) Royal Oak

    Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in ...

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  • Jungle Joes Family Fun Center

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    (48 miles) Portage

    A fun, colorful and bounce filled family fun center with inflatables, climbers and slides!

  • The TreeHouse

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    (49 miles) Chelsea

    Great indoor play with awesome slides, baby and toddler areas, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!

  • Sylvania Playland

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    (53 miles) Sylvania

    Features include 5 inflatables, 4 swing sets and a dedicated toddler area, plus 18 hole glow in the dark mini golf.

  • Java Mama

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    (59 miles) Fort Wayne

    Indoor cafe for parents with a great play area and classes for those active and curious kids under 6 years! Great indoor play in Fort Wayne.

  • The Fun Centre at Paiges Crossing

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    (60 miles) Columbia City

    Enjoy mini golf, go karting, batting cages, climbing wall, driving range, arcade and several fairground style rides.

  • Play

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    (63 miles) East Lansing

    East Lansing's own eco-friendly, indoor playspace full of activities for infants, toddlers, and children up to six years old.

  • BG Bounce

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    (65 miles) Bowling Green

    The ultimate indoor fun with 65,000 sq feet of learning, adventures, paintball, dodge ball, toddler room and art room...to name a few! Adult activities too!

  • Jumpin Jax Bounce Arena

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    (65 miles) Lansing Charter Township

    Bouncing heaven for 2 to 12 year olds, with seven big inflatables that include obstacle courses, slides, and bouncers - perfect for kids with endless energy in Michigan!

  • Castaway Play Cafe

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    (67 miles) Howell

    With four slides, bounce houses and a specially designed toddler area for the little ones. Parents welcome on the structure. Newest feature: laser tag arena!

  • Pump It Up Canton

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    (71 miles) Canton

    Indoor inflatable play and great birthday parties at Pump It Up...great for those excitable active kids in Michigan!

  • Jungle Java

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    (73 miles) Canton

    Indoor jungle themed fun in Canton where a great indoor playground for kids under 10 years, with a toddler area too...and parents can play too!

  • The Kangaroo Cave

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    (76 miles) Delphos

    Offering inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides; 9 hole safari themed glow in the dark mini golf; plus skill games. Please note limited public opening hours.

  • Jumperooz

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    (78 miles) Westland

    Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.

  • Snapology of Findlay

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    (79 miles) Findlay

    It's all about LEGO at this Ohio activity center where kids can enjoy free play, camps, play dates and lots of fun programs!

  • Safari Playground

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    (81 miles) Walled Lake

    A roaring safari themed indoor fun center with an arcade, bowling, skeeball and birthday parties!

  • Tiny Treasures Indoor Play Cafe

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    (81 miles) Walled Lake

    A fun a creative atmosphere and indoor play center that kids AND the parents can enjoy! With a wide variety of play areas, kids are sure to be entertained! We love indoor fun!

  • Treasure Island Playground

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    (81 miles) Livonia

    Fun indoor play in Michigan, with open play, birthday parties, pajama parties and inflatables!

  • Jungle Java

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    (85 miles) Farmington Hills

    Kids can go wild at this jungle themed indoor play center in Michigan, with toddler areas and birthday parties - where adults can play too!

  • Playworld

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    (90 miles) Grandville

    Indoor play for under 12s with loads of age zoned features from bounce houses and the trolley run to the Foam Forest and beyond!

  • Detroit Kid City

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    (91 miles) Southfield

    offers an imaginative extravaganza featuring 9 interactive roleplay exhibits plus related activities and games at each point.

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

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    (95 miles) Auburn Hills

    Great indoor fun for the over 3s in Auburn Hills, with LEGO inspired play, including 4D theater, rides, and learning through creativity!

  • Natures Playhouse at Hunter Community Center

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    (95 miles) Clawson

    Nature's Playhouse offers parents and caregivers a place to connect with others in the community while their child plays freely in our all natural environment. In addition, we offer a host of classes ...