Zoos in SPOKANE with kids

It’s animal time in Spokane, Washington State and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Spokane because this The Evergreen 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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  • Cat Tales

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    (11 miles) Mead

    Lions and Tigers & Bears, Oh My.... but wait, there is more... Leopards and Jaguars and Servals and Pumas, and reptiles and.... Oh heck, just come and visit ..Just Zoo It! You can even hand feed a ...

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  • Wonderland Family Fun Centre

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    (7 miles) Spokane

    Come Experience the Difference at Wonderland Family FUN Center! You can play the newest arcade games, battle friends in thrilling laser tag, or play goofy indoor miniature golf. One of the many fun ...

  • Mudgy Moose Trail

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    (30 miles) Coeur d Alene

    A whimsical self guided journey based on a story book, The Mudgy Moose Trail is suitable for walkers of all ages.

  • Hells Canyon Recreation Area

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    (87 miles) Clarkston

    Clarkston and Asotin County are known as the gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Many dont know that Hells Canyon is North Americas deepest gorge. You can enjoy the breathtaking beauty ...

  • Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

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    (93 miles) Bonners Ferry

    A great day out getting up close with stunning wildlife and beautiful nature.

  • Splashdown Family Waterpark

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    (8 miles) Spokane

    Giant inner tube rides, water wars, and fun speed slides are just SOME of the water fun at this Spokane family water park! Make a SPLASH!

  • Raptor Reef

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    (30 miles) Hayden

    Enjoy 25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark fun, with 2 story play areas, slides, and tupping buckets!

  • Riverfront Park

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    Spokane

    Located in the heart of Downtown Spokane on the site of Expo 74 (the World's Fair), this urban 100 acre park offers... * Natural beauty of lush green meadows and a cascading river. * Scenic ...

  • Eagles Ice Arena

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    (4 miles) Spokane

    Offering 2 ice rinks with a varying public skating schedule, offering lessons including Pre School, Learn To Skate, and Beginners' Hockey. Summer roller hockey available seasonally.

  • Pattisons North Skating Rink

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    (7 miles) Spokane

    Welcomes families for a traditional skate about in friendly surroundings, with sessions including public, retro, and speed skating for beginners.

  • The Pottery Bug

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    (15 miles) Otis Orchards

    The Pottery Bug in Otis Orchards is a happy little place that offers "paint your own pottery" and starting in September, 2013, "fused glass"! Come experience the joy of creating art with your ...

  • Triple Play Fun Centre

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    (30 miles) Hayden

    Triple Play has 20 smoke free lanes; including 18 10-pin lanes and two duck pin lanes, all with automatic bumpers. With open lanes and cosmic bowling Friday, Saturday and Monday nights, Triple Play ...

  • Palouse Discovery Science Center

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    (64 miles) Pullman

    Fun educational programming, exhibits, events and classes with the common theme of physical participation to reignite young excitement in the sciences.

  • Silverwood Theme Park

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    (38 miles) Athol

    Have an adventurous family day out at the Northwest's LARGEST theme park! With rides, slides, and FUN, as well as live entertainment, a water park AND a steam engine! Theme park fun in Idaho!

  • Haunted Spokane Ghost Tours

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    (2 miles) Spokane

    Fun & spooky ghost tours of the downtown Spokane area! Great fun for all ages with bus and walking tours.

  • Mobius Science Center

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    Spokane

    65 fun, hands-on, interactive and informative science and technology exhibits to engage, teach and entertain kids in downtown Spokane.

  • Mobius Childrens Museum

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    Spokane

    Fun and educational single and multi-day camps and classes based around science, culture and arts, for those inquisitive minds aged 2 - 8!

  • Museum Of North Idaho

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    (30 miles) Coeur d'Alene

    Enjoy living history exhibit tours, seasonal galleries and varying exhibits representing the best of the area with heavy emphasis on appreciation of cultural heritage.

  • The Railroad-Depot History Museum

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    (58 miles) Ritzville

    Located alongside the Burlington Northern tracks, the Depot is a clear reminder of the importance of the railroad in the economy and social life of old Ritzville. For generations in the life of ...

  • Bonner County Historical Society

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    (58 miles) Sandpoint

    The park has many amenities including picnic areas, a playground, tennis courts, and the Native Plant Society arboretum. Adjacent to Lakeview Park is Memorial Field which has a boat launch and is ...

  • Museum Of Art

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    (66 miles) Pullman

    The Museum of Art at Washington State University offers a wide variety of changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art and artists, as well as educational programs featuring ...

  • Clearwater Historical Museum

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    (98 miles) Orofino

    Clearwater Historical Museum invites folks to come see our collections that focus on the people and history of Clearwater River Country and its environs including Clearwater County and parts of ...

  • Sky High Sports

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    (2 miles) Spokane

    Offering fantastic family fitness with trampoline walls as well as floors plus dodgeball sessions and tournaments.

  • Rider Ranch

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    (38 miles) Coeur d Alene

    For over 20 years we have shared our ranch with guests as our gentle horses take them on leisurely paced mountainous trail rides and horsedrawn hayrides through our meadow. We offer short day ...

  • Nez Perce National Historical Park

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    (91 miles) Lapwei

    Since time immemorial, the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce have lived among the rivers, canyons and prairies of the inland northwest. Despite the cataclysmic change of the past two centuries, the Nez Perce are ...

  • Wolf Lodge Campground

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    (38 miles) Coeur d Alene

    A very family friendly RV park and campground located just east of Lake Coeur d'Alene in North Idaho.

  • Winchester RV Park Campground

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    (91 miles) Republic

    With full RV hook-up sites, pull-thru sites, and unlimited tent sites, this Washington State RV Park offers a base for families to enjoy the incredible activities available in the area, including ice ...

  • Twin Rivers Canyon Report

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    (93 miles) Moyie Springs

    Discover the true northern Idaho at Twin Rivers Canyon Resort - a full service shaded RV park nestled on 40 picturesque acres of meadow at the confluence of the Moyie and Kootenai rivers.

  • Crystal Gold Mine Tour

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    (64 miles) Kellogg

    Underground fun and adventure in a real gold mine! Join the only authentic 1880s underground gold mine tour in the entire Northwest - what a unique and fun family day out!