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Zoos in ROCKVILLE

It’s animal time in Rockville, Maryland and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Rockville because this The Old Line 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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  • National Zoo

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    (12 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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    (15 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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    (20 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!

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (24 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 ...

  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    (32 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!

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (38 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 ...

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (53 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".

  • Bug Box

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    (60 miles) Fredericksburg

    Our zoo features exotic insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Yikes, we also have a pet snake"Fred", two family member turtles, frogs and toads, Sammy salamander and so much ...

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (75 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.

  • Luray Reptile Center

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    (78 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 ...

  • Brandywine Zoo

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    (97 miles) Wilmington

    Open year round, the zoo is home to 120 animals representing 56 species on 12 acres.

  • Space Farms

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    (98 miles) Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

  • Salisbury Zoo

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    (98 miles) Salisbury

    A fascinating collection of beautiful animals in Maryland, all the way from North and South America, as well as Australia!

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  • Bohrer Park

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    (4 miles) Gaithersburg

    Come enjoy a summer day at the Water Park. Intended for recreational swimming, the main pool features several activity pods, ample shallow water play spaces, and a “raindrop” water umbrella for ...

  • Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole

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    (12 miles) Reston

    The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole offers more than an acre of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables and interactive play features, circled by Rattlesnake River with a 2.5 mile per hour ...

  • Great Waves Water Park

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    (19 miles) Alexandria

    There's fun for everyone at Great Waves!! Catch a wave in the wave pool or twist and turn down four-story water slides! Slide with friends or splash around in the shallow waters of the play pool. ...

  • Splashdown Waterpark

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    (27 miles) Manassas

    With a 770 foot lazy river, an interactive children's area as well as slides, bubblers and fountains, you certainly will have a SPLASH down in Virginia in this family water park!

  • Splash Down

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    (27 miles) Manassas

    Features include Lazy River, Lilly Pad and Log Walk, Big Kahuna Beach, play area with bubbles, fountains and activities plus 6 different slides and more besides.

  • North Arundel Aquatic Center

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    (28 miles) Glen Burnie

    A swimmingly good time with water slides, whirlpool, waterfalls and main swimming pool.

  • Cascade Lake

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    (40 miles) Hampstead

    A Water Park in Which to Relax, Play and Enjoy the Outdoors. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maryland

  • Jaydees Family Fun Center

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    (52 miles) Inwood

    Features include water park with slides and splash toys, interactive kids' museum, go karting, jungle gym indoor play, mini golf and mini train and gem panning game.

  • Killens Pond State Water Park

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    (86 miles) Felton

    A fun summer experience for the kids and the whole family at this relaxing and fun Delaware water park.

  • Massanutten Waterpark

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    (97 miles) Massanutten

    Massanutten Indoor WaterPark is open year-round for family fun, group and birthday party entertainment while the Outdoor WaterPark is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Hours do vary ...

  • Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

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    (10 miles) NW Washington DC

    Among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses of DC's finest neighborhood, lies deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits ...

  • Open Top Sightseeing Washington DC

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    (14 miles) Washington DC

    Come with us and hear more about the people and places that make up the nation\\\'s capital, from the legacy of Abraham Lincoln to present day Washingtonians, from historical buildings and impressive ...

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