Zoos in Utah with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Utah because The Beehive State 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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  • Willow Park Zoo

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    Logan

    A family friendly zoo in Utah with mammals, birds of prey, reptiles, great seasonal events and regular storytime sessions for kids!

  • Hogle Zoo

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    Salt Lake City

    Utah's Hogle Zoo is a Utah treasure. Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931, the Zoo is one of the top visited attractions in the state of Utah and the number one paid tourist ...

  • Tracy Aviary

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    Salt Lake City

    Tracy Aviary is a beautiful collection of over 130 species of birds. A beautiful, relaxing and educational day out for the whole family within Salt Lake City.

  • Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

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    St George

    The wonders of the planet's most impressive animals can be experienced in their natural habitats across a solid quarter mile of indoor mountain! Other features include the world insect collection, ...

  • The Living Planet Aquarium

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    Draper

    The Living Planet Aquarium is fascinating and educational day out for the whole family, featuring a host of sea creatures to get up close to, with educational opportunities to understand the Earth ...

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  • Jungle Jims

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    Midvale

    Carnival rides, bouncy houses, toddler area and LOTS of fun in this award-winning indoor play area in Utah!

  • Jump N Bounce

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    West Jordan

    Inflatables, slides, and great birthday parties at this family owned and operated indoor fun center in Utah!

  • Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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    Salt Lake City

    The majestic peaks and rugged backcountry of the Wasatch-Cache lie within easy reach of one of the west's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Encompassing nearly 1.3 million ecologically-diverse ...

  • Ogden Nature Center

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    Ogden

    The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve open to the public for discovery and exploration. Outside you can enjoy picnic areas, tree houses, wander the trails and meet birds of prey. ...

  • Hardware Ranch Wildlife Area

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    Logan

    A visit to the ranch is both fun and educational. During winter months, a trip to Hardware Ranch makes a great outing that will provide the whole family with the memorable experience of viewing wild ...

  • Bryce Canyon National Park

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    Bryce

    One of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Bryce Canyon has a unique geology which every family should experience once in their lives! A true, Utah family adventure with incredible ...

  • Arches National Park

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    Moab

    An astonishing feat of nature which every family should experience - Arches National Park has over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, and is a great outdoor adventure for the whole family in beautiful ...

  • Natural Bridges State Park

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    Lake Powell

    Natural Bridges preserves some of the finest examples of natural stone architecture in the southwest. On a tree-covered mesa next to deep sandstone canyons, three natural bridges formed when ...

  • Canyonlands National Park

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    Moab

    A brilliant National Park in Utah, where the whole family can experience canyons, mesas, and buttes, all having been eroded by the mighty Colorado River.

  • Capitol Reef National Park

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    Torrey

    The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National ...

  • Cedar Breaks National Park

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    Cedar City

    Resting on top of the Colorado plateau, at over 10,000 feet in elevation, this breathtaking view awaits. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift, and erosion are carving out this giant ...

  • The Bonneville Salt Flats

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    Salt Lake City

    The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km

  • Pineview Resevoir

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    Ogden

    Pineview Reservoir is the busiest reservoir for its size in the State of Utah. This is because of its close proximity to Davis and Weber Counties population centers. You can leave your home and be at ...

  • Timpanogos Cove Park

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    Cedar Hills

    Five acres of gorgeous parkland with two play areas, basketball court, walking trails and plenty of open space to just go nuts in!

  • Mirror Lake and Scenic Byway

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    Kamas

    The variety of terrain is immense, with farm and ranch territory giving way to imposing mountain routes and floral meadows around the waterways. Planned activities along the route include camping, ...

  • Discovery Park in Manila Park

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    Pleasant Grove

    Traditional family activities including baseball diamonds, lit tennis courts, soccer field, nature and walking trails. Plus a science playground!

  • Zion National Park

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    Springdale

    Utah's FIRST National Park is nothing short of an amazing outdoor experience surrounded by incredible beauty. History, plants, wildlife, and adventure - its the great outdoors in Utah!

  • Seven Peaks Waterpark

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    Provo

    Experience the largest water park in the whole of Utah with this fun family attraction! With 500,000 gallons of wave pool, free fall drops and lazy rivers to enjoy!

  • Crystal Hot Springs

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    Honeyville

    A "waterpark" with a difference. Soak up the magic of these hot springs - both hot and cold but all natural!

  • Layton Surf And Swim

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    Layton

    Get cool in Utah's all year round ocean in Layton! With swimming, aerobics, and sports programs, it's a great way to keep fit!

  • Cherry Hill Waterpark

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    Kaysville

    Come to Cherry Hill prepared to get wet! Huge wet play pirate ship with sound effects, lazy river, slides and flumes plus dry fun too!

  • Classic Fun Center

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    Sandy

    This place has literally everything: from an outdoor water park to an indoor adventure playground, from the air cannons blast zone to the 3D laser tag, plus bouncing, bungeeing, skating and more! ...

  • Family Fitness Center

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    West Valley City

    Leisure pool with the state's tallest indoor water slide! The center also offers a great many sporting opportunities from weights to dance, a climbing wall, and a soft-play "edutainment" room for ...

  • Aquatic Center Cedar City

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    Cedar City

    A lovely community aquatic center with lap pools, playground, hot tubs and outdoor leisure pool.

  • Nightmare On 13th Street

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    Salt Lake City

    Nightmare on 13th is a high tech advanced Haunted House.That has been going for over ten years. It features animatronics, lighting effects, lasers, and scary actors! Nightmare on 13th changes its ...

  • Trafalga Family Fun Center

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    Orem

    Mini golf and lots of family fun to be found at Trafalga fun center.

  • Nickelcade

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    Taylorsville

    Play some of the most State-of-The-Art Arcade Games as well as dozens of Blast-from-The-Past Classic Arcade Games.

  • Eccles Dinosaur Park

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    Ogden

    Dinosaurs...dinosaurs....and MORE dinosaurs! This exciting collection of fascinating prehistoric creatures are ready for kids to come and experience them! From predators, marine animals to flying ...

  • Fat Cats All Out Fun

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    Salt Lake City

    It really is all about fun with bowling, glow golf, billiards and an arcade too! Family fun in Salt Lake City with this indoor family fun center!

  • Family Fun Center Layton

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    Layton

    Let the fun Begin! Classic Fun Center has a bounce zone, roller skating,an arcade , laser tag and much more. We offer awesome Birthday Party Packages that are very affordable. Definately one of the ...