Zoos in VACAVILLE with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Vacaville 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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  • Sacramento Zoo

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    (29 miles) Sacramento

    More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!

  • Safari West

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    (41 miles) Santa Rosa

    The natural world awaits you... Faster is not always better. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, instant communication and instant gratification, Safari West stands as a tangible ...

  • The Serpentarium

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    (43 miles) Lodi

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Oakland Zoo

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    (43 miles) Oakland

    The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. ...

  • Micke Grove Zoo

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    (43 miles) Lodi

    Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top ...

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    (44 miles) San Francisco

    Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay at this family friendly aquarium, with 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, rays and sea stars!

  • California Academy Of Sciences

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    (48 miles) San Francisco

    Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new ...

  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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    (50 miles) Folsom

    Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or ...

  • San Francisco Zoo

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    (51 miles) San Francisco

    Over 1,000 endangered, exotic and rescued animals await you at this amazing zoo in San Francisco!

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (56 miles) San Mateo

    A science and wildlife center where kids can explore both animal and science exhibits! Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals.

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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    (72 miles) San Jose

    A San Jose amusement park and zoo rolled into one! With a range of amazing animals, experiences and programs, overnight stays and some fun rides too!

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  • Scandia Family Fun Centre

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    (12 miles) Fairfield

    Scandia Family Center is nine acres of entertainment for the entire family. We feature two award winning miniature golf courses, state-of-the-art Lasertron Lasertag arena, lil' indy raceway go karts, ...

  • Lagunas Awesome Party Palace

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    (29 miles) Elk Grove

    In this safe, colourful facility, they have 5 enormous jumphouses for obstacle and slide action and adventure soft play, and a room of arcade games and air hockey tables. All ages welcome in the ...

  • Adventure Kinderland

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    (34 miles) Richmond

    An amazing jungle for indoor play in California, with slides, tunnels, ball pools and much more! Open play and party fun for those active kids!

  • Paradise Island

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    (34 miles) Sacramento

    Family fun center with golf, bumper cars, race boats, slides, roller coasters and more. Fun for the whole family!

  • Playland not at the beach

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    (35 miles) El Cerrito

    Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a temperature-controlled 9000-square foot building chock-full of amazing things to see and do.

  • Scandia Family Fun Center

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    (40 miles) Sacramento

    We feature 2 award winning 18 hole miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, gas power raceway, a grand arcade with redeemable prize center, snack bar, onsite birthday party rooms and our ...

  • Play Cafe

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    (41 miles) Oakland

    An award winning family eatery with a super fun indoor play area for under fives, with movies, music, face painting and creativity!

  • Pixie Woods

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    (47 miles) Stockton

    Visit Stockton's own fairyland for the 'young in age and the young at heart.Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in California

  • Pump It Up

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    (48 miles) Pleasanton

    Facilities are based around a series of giant inflatables which vary but include slides, mazes, obstacle courses, classic bounce houses and other variations.

  • Go Bananas

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    (54 miles) Lathrop

    Active kids under 10 can spend the day jumping and playing in this indoor fun center!

  • Kids Castle Indoor Fun Center

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    (56 miles) Newark

    Kids Castle offers a separate area for infants to 3 year olds, full of exciting, colorful play equipment designed for their specific needs. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Safari Run

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    (57 miles) San Mateo

    Only at Safari Run "The Healthy Entertainment Center” can you keep it Fun, Healthy, and Educational for your kids! Experience an unforgettable time with their giant climbing play structure, ...

  • Mantecca Family Bowling Centre

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    (58 miles) Manteca

    Bowling on Manteca Bowl's 48 USBC sanctioned lanes is FUN with a capital "F". Courteous and helpful staff at the front desk attend to your needs, while behind the pins experienced mechanics make it ...

  • My Gym San Jose

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    (70 miles) Santa Clara

    Unique gym classes offering specially designed programs to enhance strength and coordination for kids.

  • Its All About Fun

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    (71 miles) Modesto

    Smash! Crack ! Yay! Experience the thrill of throwing a perfect strike on our new bowling lanes. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Modesto for kids.

  • The Jungle Fun and Adventure

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    (74 miles) San Jose

    The Jungle is the West's premier indoor family entertainment center for children under 12 and their parents. We provide you with a "WOW" entertainment experience in our jungle themed 20,000 sq. ft. ...

  • Barrel of Monkeez

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    (81 miles) Angels camp

    Voted BEST FAMILY FUN SPOT in the Motherlode! We have something for EVERYONE! Make a day of it and have fun playing with your kids! Admission includes ALL of our activities and you can play them ...

  • Old Faithful Geyser of California

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    (37 miles) Calistoga

    Come visit the show of California's Old Faithful Geyser, a spectacular, nature-directed performance. The stage, walled by thick bamboo and plumed pampas grass, appears as an innocent pool of shallow ...

  • Petrified Forest

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    (38 miles) Calistoga

    Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country

  • Redwood Regional Park

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    (39 miles) Oakland

    Kids can experience the magic of this hidden redwood forest whose 1,830 acres are ready to be explored - an amazing natural wonder in California for the family to enjoy.

  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center

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    (41 miles) Carmichael

    Self-guided trails through 100 acres of beautiful Californian nature, with wildlife and learning opportunities for the kids!

  • Muir Woods National monument

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    (45 miles) Mill Valley

    Contains 6 miles of trails in 30 to 90 minute loops as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. Free Discovery Pack available for kids, plus public programming at the ...

  • Oyster Bay

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    (46 miles) San Leandro

    An astonishing diversity of wildlife can be seen at this shoreline park under development just south of Oakland International Airport. Marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, and ...

  • Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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    (51 miles) Hayward

    Experience the unique environment in this San Francisco Bay salt marsh, with an interpretive center, family programs and nature!