Zoos in RESTON with kids

It’s animal time in Reston, Virginia and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Reston because this The Old Dominion 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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  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (15 miles) Leesburg

    Get Up Close and Personal with Exotic & Domestic Animals on 21 acres of fun! Visit Giant Tortoises, Lemurs, and Serval Cats. Feed and pet animals and take a PONY RIDE. Tour the entire Park on a ...

  • National Zoo

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    (16 miles) Cleveland Park

    The National Zoo is a beautiful urban park offering family fun and excitement, stimulating education programs, and a peaceful place to enjoy nature. There is something new to discover on every visit.

  • National Aquarium

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    (18 miles) SW Washington

    The aquarium features a wide variety of marine life that includes sharks, rays, reptiles and several endangered species. The 70 tanks house sea turtles, American alligators, sharks, piranha and 1,200 ...

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (27 miles) Ijamsville

    A family friendly petting farm in Maryland with sweet barn animals for kids to play with, as well as hay rides, cow milking, and an interactive animal show. Lots of animal fun in your family day out!

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (44 miles) Thurmont

    Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other ...

  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    (46 miles) Baltimore

    Over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at this family friendly zoo in Baltimore! There are over 200 species for the kids to enjoy, and learn about on your family day out in Maryland!

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (61 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Luray Reptile Center

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    (64 miles) Luray

    Seeing zookeepers interact with animals and know them personally. Having a zookeeper available to answer your questions. Getting Close and personal with animals is something Luray Zoo does ...

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (89 miles) Rising Sun

    Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra are all waiting for the family to go visit at this very intimate and sweet Maryland Zoo, with over 130 animals on display.

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  • JW Tumbles

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    (2 miles) Herndon

    JW Tumbles offers programs for kids from 4 months to 9 years focus on developing every child's social, physical and cognitive skills, each level is specifically designed to engage and challenge your ...

  • Sport Bounce of Loudoun

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    (7 miles) Ashburn

    At Sport Bounce, we know parents are always on the lookout for FUN things to do and fun places to bring their kids. Our goal is to provide you with a great place to bring your kids and meet up with ...

  • Kid Junction

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    (7 miles) Chantilly

    Kid Junction, designed to encourage role playing, socializing and imagination skills, is a new and exciting children play place with tons of different attractions that will provide hours of fun for ...

  • Alexandria Coliseum

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    (12 miles) Annandale

    Alexandria Coliseum is Northern Virginia’s BEST place for INDOOR INFLATABLE AMUSEMENTS and BIRTHDAY PARTIES. We strive to provide you with the best experience. Your smile from ear to ear tells us ...

  • Be With Me Playseum

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    (14 miles) Bethesda

    A fun "city" for kids where they can play freely, connect with their parents and most importantly, have fun reading!

  • Skate N Fun Zone

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    (15 miles) Manassas

    Skate N Fun Zone offers skating for all ages, skating classes and play zone for children. You and your kids can also have lots of fun in the Laser tag. Celebrate your kids birthday party or come to ...

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (15 miles) Rockville

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

  • Jonahs Treehouse

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    (16 miles) Washington DC

    Great mazes, obstacles courses, tunnels and bridges, low balance beams and great structured programmes for kids up to five years old. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with your kids ...

  • Romp n' Roll

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    (16 miles) Germantown

    Romp n' Roll Germantown offers a huge variety of fun kids classes. They offer age-specific kids gym classes, art class, music class and more for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children in the ...

  • House of Bounce

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    (16 miles) Manassas

    offers 6,400 sq ft of play space filled with a variety of high standard inflatables, from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and more.

  • Animated Child

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    (24 miles) Montclair

    The Animated Child provides an integrated environment where children are encouraged to be curious and independent. Our setting is created for the inquisitive child. We aspire to develop a deep sense ...

  • Marley Bounce Party

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    (42 miles) Glen Burnie

    Fun indoor play for those under 12s, with fun bouncy equipment and a special toddler area!

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (44 miles) Annapolis

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

  • Big house of bounce

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    (45 miles) Baltimore

    Big House of Bounce is a healthy recreational option for today’s active families. We strive to provide a clean, safe, and stimulating environment for children.

  • 3 Monkeys House of Bounce

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    (46 miles) Reisterstown

    A fun indoor play center thats over 13,000 sq feet of fun inflatables.

  • Central Park Funland

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    (46 miles) Fredericksburg

    Central Park Funland, Virginia's largest Family Entertainment Center, is the perfect place to have some fun. Our 40,000+ square foot facility sits on over 4 acres and is open 364 days a year.

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (51 miles) Hagerstown

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

  • Kiddie Crusoe

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    (51 miles) Timonium

    features include the Kiddie City Play Arena, Ultimate Play Set, Inflatable Arena, Imaginarium Activity Room, and Wii Gaming Lounges.

  • Chuck E Cheese

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    (52 miles) Baltimore

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Great Falls Park

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    (10 miles) Washington

    At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the ...

  • Discovery Creek Childrens Museum of Washington

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    (12 miles) Glen Echo

    The aim of the museum is using natural and historic settings to create a living laboratory of science, history, and art exploration.

  • Dumbarton Oaks

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    (16 miles) NW Washington DC

    These beautiful 10 acre gardens are a great place to take a baby for a walk - you can take a guided tour of both the museum and gardens

  • Rock Creek Nature Centre

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    (16 miles) NW Washington DC

    Has Discovery Room aimed at kids under 5 with lots of things to do - enjoy a wide variety of children\'s programs, including planetarium shows, animal talks, exploratory hikes, crafts, as well as ...

  • Botanic Gardens

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    (19 miles) Washington

    Hey Kids! The USBG is looking for Junior Botanists! You can become an Apprentice Junior Botanist by asking for an Adventure Folder and exploring our Conservatory. Bring along an adult adviser with an ...

  • National Arboretum

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    (21 miles) NE Washington

    The National Arboretum has 446 acres filled with trees, plants and flowers - great place for picnic, relaxing and letting the kids run round - why not take a tram tour round

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

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    (29 miles) Frederick

    A fascinating and educational look into history at this national battlefield in Maryland. Known as the Civil War Battle that Saved DC, families can visit a landscape that has changed little since the ...