Zoos in Scranton

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Lake Ariel
Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.
Binghamton
Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.
Schnecksville
Home to more than 275 animals representing 70 species from African Penguin to Zebra. Paddle boats and wagon rides available for extra family fun.
Reptiland
(68 Miles)
Allenwood
Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes.
Turtleback Zoo
(84 Miles)
West Orange
500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey
Halifax
Enjoy going round the wildlife park feeding animals out of hand - they also have monkeys bears and an enjoyable safari ride round the park. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylvania.
Norristown
The zoo is arranged into different habitats - Bayou, Farmland, Grasslands, South/Central America, Wetlands, Woodlands with over 150 animals in their natural settings
Bergen County Zoo
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(90 Miles)
Paramus
The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. While a visit to the zoo is always fun and educational ...
Animaland
(94 Miles)
Wellsbro
Home to over 200 exotic, wild, and domestic animals. Enjoy a stroll on a beautifully landscaped path through 12 acres of exhibits such as exotic cats, monkeys, kangaroos, and many others.
Staten Island
The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation and educational programs, it's an instrument for inf...
Manhattan
From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.
Bronx Zoo
(101 Miles)
Bronx
The Bronx Zoo’s world-class exhibits such as Congo Gorilla Forest, the Wild Asia Monorail, Tiger Mountain, and our newest exhibit, Madagascar!, get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.
Philadelphia Zoo
(102 Miles)
Philadelphia
By the looks of it, Philly Zoo appears to be one of the best Zoos in the US. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Philadelphia for kids
Brooklyn
Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.
Camden
Some of the exhibits include the massive shark tank, where people can walk through a tube and see the sharks swimming from all angles, a 4-D ride that takes visitors through the sea, as well as the West African River Adventure, where people can see l...
Camden
Features nearly 200000 square feet of sea life and wildlife, located at Camden.
Flushing
Exhibit updates have given the Queens Zoo the feel of a national park - albeit a small one. The zoo perimeter is a pathway that leads visitors to pockets of wild habitats, from the Great Plains to the rocky California coast to a Northeast forest. At ...
Coney Island
With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people can make a difference in the ocean world around them....
Media
Take a hayride through the lush fields and orchards; climb aboard the “The Playland Express” train; ride a real pony; visit with the farm animals, catch a big fish in Orchard Lake and play til you drop in the Playland Playground. Plus a thoroughl...
Jackson
Visit the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.
Mount Laurel
All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.
Brandywine Zoo
(114 Miles)
Wilmington
Open year round, the zoo is home to 120 animals representing 56 species on 12 acres.
Syracuse
Looking to get the kids out of the house and away from the TV? For wild adventures and tons of fun, explore some of the wonderful events and programs that take place year 'round at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!
Chittenango
Extensive and impressive zoo collections with great daily public programming, plus inflatable indoor play and petting zoo area.
Norwalk
The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science...
Rising Sun
Come see animals like Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra in a very close and intimate setting; over 130 animals on display.
Popcorn Park Zoo
(125 Miles)
Forked River
Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon you will see a marvelous array of animals including...
Rome
The Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo is a special kind of zoo with a focus on children and fun. Everything we do here centers on the understanding that, for kids, passive observation of zoo animals is not enough. Children need to be engaged.
Goshen
- offers residents of CT, MA and NY the unusual opportunity of observing and learning about animals from North America, Africa, India, New Zealand, Asia and the Arctic. One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Connect...
Bridgeport
Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.
Gloversville
Over 500 animals on comfortable display from colorful birds to camels, bear and deer, the Zoo has a variety of animals and activities that are sure to please the whole family. Safari Ride available too.
Bridgeton
The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission is free!
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".
Baltimore
Currently the Zoo's animal collection encompasses more than 1,500 birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, representing nearly 200 species.One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Baltimore for kids
Manorville
Children's petting farm where you can bottle feed baby pigs, cows, goats and lambs, ride the trains and see the 'Super Cow' Musical Puppet Show!
Manorville
The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. We have various breeds of...
Brigantine
The Center, which has the privilege of housing the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine mammals and sea turtles.
Atlantic City
There is a touch tank, as well as fish tanks with exotic fish, lots of activities to keep the kids entertained - let the kids have great fun while learning about the sea and sealife
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 curious creatures in the petting area.
Seneca Park Zoo
(160 Miles)
Rochester
An expansive zoo experience with a friendly local park feel, top exhibits include the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.
Riverhead
Prepare for a voyage of undersea discovery at the only public Aquarium on Long Island, offering interactive fun, adventure, and education. Take a Shark Dive, snorkel with tropical fish, feed a stingray, watch a sea lion show, and more.
Varysburg
Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children, with great seasonal offerings.
Springfield
The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.
Davis
You're in for an exciting adventure when you enter our 400+ acre park set amidst the oak thickets, limestone outcroppings and the splendor of the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains, whether you are in your own car or aboard our Safari bus. Throughout your...
Lupa Zoo
(172 Miles)
Ludlow
Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.
Magic Wings
(174 Miles)
South Deerfield
The 8,000-square foot conservatory is home to nearly 4,000 free-flying butterflies from all over the world. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Massachusetts
Watertown
32 acres of beautiful, threatened or endangered animals, as well as the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State. A great day out for those animal loving families!
Adams Farm
(177 Miles)
Wilmington
Petting farm, Rainbow Trout Fishing, Wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall, farm fresh meats and goat cheeses, maple syrup, and vermont. Horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter months.
National Zoo
(186 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.
Space Farms
(188 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 wilderness all in one day?

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