Zoos in Ventura

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Somis
Bring the family out for a picnic and to visit the Donkeys, Alpacas, Rabbits, and the numerous Pygmy Goats who have their own custom mountain walk for climbing. Small kids will love the sandbox and wooden fire truck complete with a brass bell.
Santa Barbara
With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.
Sylmar
The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 species from six continents in a delightful, park-style setting different from the removed feeling of some zoos. On hand to answer questions is a team of specialists with backgrounds in biology, ecol...
Santa Clarita
A beautiful place where kids with special needs or come from troubled backgrounds, interact with animals who have been severely abused, rescued, rehabilitated and given sanctuary.
Angeles National Forest
The Wildlife Waystation, situated on 160 acres in California's Angeles National Forest, is internationally recognized for its ongoing, charitable efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild and exotic animals.
Eco Station
(51 Miles)
Culver City
Features incredible hands-on lessons of ecology and environmentalism whilst encountering tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting. Guided tour only.
Manhattan Beach
The Roundhouse Aquarium is open to the public free of charge, with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family. We are open Monday-Friday from 3pm-sunset, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-sunset. Stop by to check out over 100 species of marine life...
Los Angeles
Home to more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species.
San Pedro
Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages all visitors in education, recreation and research...
Montebello
Provides pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties.
Long Beach
Take a journey of discovery through the worlds largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Dive right into our exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California.
Rosamond
Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.
Bakersfield
A great day out for the whole family, California’s premier native zoo and garden showcases native California animals and plants to teach kids respect for all living things through education recreation, conservation and research.
Shafter
The live exhibits range from the backyard variety to a few things more intriguing and are enhanced by educational activity stations. Guided tour available.
Costa Mesa
Children and their families can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation. Also offers private tours.
Santa Ana Zoo
(87 Miles)
Santa Ana
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Santa Ana for kids.
Orange
The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern United States. The Orange County Zoo makes a great dest...
San Juan Capistrano
Plenty of cuddly critters to get up close to, plus pony and miniature train rides, treasure panning at Miner's Gulch and adventure playground.
Atascadero
The mission of the Charles Paddock Zoo is to provide an educational resource for wildlife awareness and conservation, and an enriched recreational experience for the residents and visitors of the California Central Coast.
La Jolla
Birch Aquarium at Scripps brings to life the exciting discoveries of world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For more than a century, the aquarium has inspired visitors with the wonders of the ocean.
Seaworld
(156 Miles)
San Diego
SeaWorld is a chain of marine mammal parks in the United States, with operations in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas. The parks feature Orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other mari...
San Diego Zoo
(160 Miles)
San Diego
One of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in San Diego for kids. Unveiling epic new Tiger exhibit soon!
Fresno
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a great place to find habitats that mimic the natural flora/fauna. There are the conventional holding areas, but there is a spacious rain forest habitat that is home for numerous animals where the visitor can stroll throug...
Fresno
Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to approximately 125 species, with more always on the way. We are the only zoo in North America that currently houses Northland green geckos (on exhibit) and Southern tent tortoises (off exhibit).
Monterey
A fascinating and wonderfully designed aquarium that really lets families enjoy our wonderful ocean creatures.
Happy Hollow Zoo
(257 Miles)
San Jose
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a fun place for the whole family. It is divided into 2 main sections; a zoo and an amusement park. The zoo has many different animals to see: a hippo, jaguars, meerkats, lemurs, wallabies and more. There is a petting zoo wi...
Las Vegas
Need another reason to visit Las Vegas? Silverton casino has recently opened its new expansion, which houses several beautiful salt and fresh-water aquariums, which are free to the public.
Shark Reef Aquarium
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(261 Miles)
Las Vegas
14 exhibits allow visitors to view up-close 100 aquatic species, 15 types of sharks and a Giant Pacific Octopus.
Las Vegas
As well as the namesake Chilean Flamingos, the miniature islands, streams and waterfalls are home to swans, ducks, koi, and turtles.
Las Vegas
Experience an exotic, enchanting and wondrous outdoor world at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and come face to face with white lions, white tigers, panthers, leopards, and our family of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. AS VISITED ...
Vegas
The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park - the shady 3-acre park is located just 15 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals (for more information click here). As the only zoo in Las Vegas...
Las Vegas Zoo
(264 Miles)
Las Vegas
The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals. As the only zoo in Las Vegas and the only year-round zoo in Nevada, we work hard to fulfill our mission to educate and entertain the public by displaying a variety of plants and animals.
Las Vegas
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary offers a safe haven for animals of all types. Here, you can see birds of many species, including quail, ducks, ostriches, parrots; and various animals like turtles, goats, burros and llamas
Palo Alto
A happy place where children and their caregivers come to explore, discover, and play through hands-on science exhibits and a diverse community of live animals.
Micke Grove Zoo
(286 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 Tamarin.
CuriOdyssey
(287 Miles)
San mateo
Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals! At CuriOdyssey, children can get up close with the natural world through interactive science exhibits, a native animal zoo, public and group programs, and seasonal camps.
The Serpentarium
(288 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
(290 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. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park...
San Francisco
At the San Francisco Zoo, it's our mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California.
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 Academy contains multiple venues, hundreds of unique exh...
San Francisco
Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay. Journey through crystal filled tunnels filled with 20,000 aquatic animals. Touch Sharks, rays and sea stars. Great if you're looking for things to do in San Francisco with kids
Roos N More Zoo
(310 Miles)
Moapa Town
Ever wanted to pet a camel? Ever wanted to look inside a kangaroo's pouch? Ever wanted to meet a lemur or play with a monkey? With over 160 animals to meet and greet, there is something for everyone.
Sacramento Zoo
(321 Miles)
Sacramento
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of more than 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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 orphaned in the wild. Most are native to North Americ...
Valentine
With educational and research facilities that span all ages; and diverse programs that offer visitors artistic and cultural experiences indicative of the countries that the animals come from.
Safari West
(353 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 testament to the joy of the natural world, where the pa...
St George
The wonders of the planet's most impressive animals in their natural habitats spread across a solid quarter mile of indoor mountain! Other features include the world insect collection, the interactive children's room, and the movie theatre!
Reno
Sierra Safari Zoo is Nevada's largest zoo and the only zoo in Northern Nevada. Over the past eighteen years the Sierra Safari Zoo has become a very special part of Reno and has made great strides to make our beloved community a better, brighter more ...
Animal Ark
(382 Miles)
Reno
Animal Ark provides an ideal place to house non-releasable wildlife and allows the public a unique opportunity to view these animals in natural habitat exhibits. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Reno fo...
Litchfield Park
Wildlife World Zoo has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with over 2400 individual animals representing more than 400 exotic and endangered species. For nearly a quarter of a century, Wildlife World Zoo has endeavored to set the highe...

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