Zoos in RIVERSIDE with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Riverside 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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  • Orange County Zoo

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    (23 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 ...

  • Santa Ana Zoo

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    (30 miles) Santa Ana

    The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Zoomars Petting Zoo

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    (35 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.

  • Centennial Farm

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    (35 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.

  • Montebello Barnyard Zoo

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    (40 miles) Montebello

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

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (48 miles) Long Beach

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

  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (53 miles) Los Angeles

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

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (54 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages ...

  • Eco Station

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    (57 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.

  • Roundhouse Aquarium

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    (59 miles) Manhattan Beach

    The Roundhouse Aquarium is open to the public free of charge, with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family.

  • Wildlife Waystation

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    (60 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 ...

  • Wildlife Learning Center

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    (67 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.

  • The Gentle Barn

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    (68 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.

  • Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

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    (80 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!

  • Feline Conservation Center

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    (80 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.

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  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Riverside

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    (6 miles) Riverside

    Sky Zone is perfect for ALL ages and fitness levels! Filled with wall-to-wall trampolines, Sky Zone provides a new way to move and sets the stage for a variety of activities including 3-D Dodgeball, ...

  • Corona Indoor Batting Cages

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    (11 miles) Corona

    Dodgeball birthday parties are a BIG hit, Corona Cages also has Kickball, Soccer, Wiffleball, Over the line and yes Automated batting cages. Party room and Snack bar.

  • Pump It Up of Rancho Cucamonga

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    (13 miles) Rancho cucamonga

    We have 6 indoor interactive inflatables and specialize in PRIVATE indor birthday parties, team parties, field trips and fundraisers!

  • Jumping Jacks

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    (14 miles) Rancho Cucamonga

    Indoor playground solely for party bookings, with giant inflatables and many great themes and options to choose from so you can really make it your own. And because it's not open to the public you ...

  • SkyHigh Party Zone

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    (19 miles) Lake Elsinore

    Indoor party fun with elaborate themes, as well as open play for all ages - with huge inflatables, air hockey, ping-pong and even karaoke!

  • Hullabaloos Clubhouse

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    (29 miles) Orange

    Our Mission at Hullabaloo�s Clubhouse is to provide an amazing, fun filled, safe party adventure for your family and friends. Your adventure includes our huge clubhouse themed playground, ...

  • Jump n Jammin

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    (31 miles) Mission Viejo

    Jump 'n Jammin is open everyday to play, when it works into your schedule. There are no membership or annual registration fees to pay.

  • Childs Play Temecula

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    (35 miles) Temecula

    A fun indoor play area for kids 6 months to 6 years to discover their imagination, dress up and play!

  • Scandia Family Fun Center

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    (37 miles) Victorville

    Family oriented fun park with such rides as the Skyscreamer and Bumper Boats, and such features as the raceway, miniature golf and batting cages. There is also an arcade.

  • Fun City Bounce

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    (37 miles) Santa Fe Springs

    Indoor play center for young children. We have 18

  • Grins and Giggles Indoor Playground

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    (38 miles) Santa Fe Springs

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

  • Oodles Kids Gym and Learning Center

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    (38 miles) Cerritos

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

  • Jump n Jammin

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    (40 miles) Arcadia

    Jump 'n Jammin is open everyday to play, when it works into your schedule. There are no membership or annual registration fees to pay.

  • Magical Playground

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    (43 miles) Pasadena

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

  • Amys Playground

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    (45 miles) South Pasedena

    Amys Playground is a haven for kids and parents alike. We feature a large 3000 sq feet air-conditioned facility filled with toys to challenge kids bodies and minds, regardless of the weather outside. ...

  • Under the Sea Indoor Playground

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    (45 miles) Altadena

    Under the Sea is the newest, fun, unique, exciting, most talked about children\'s entertainment center. Beautiful floor-to-ceiling murals depict the world under the sea, with pirates, mermaids, and ...

  • Peekaboo Playland

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    (48 miles) Eagle Rock

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

  • Caterpillar Kids Place

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    (49 miles) Flintridge

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

  • Jungle Zone

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    (50 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".

  • Play Indoor Playground

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    (51 miles) Glendale

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