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Zoos in VENTURA

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Ventura 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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  • Underwood Family Farm Somis

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    (14 miles) 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 ...

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

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    (27 miles) Santa Barbara

    With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.

  • Wildlife Learning Center

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    (43 miles) Sylmar

    The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 rescued species from six continents in a family friendly park-style setting, where kids can learn all about the animals from their specialist staff.

  • The Gentle Barn

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    (48 miles) 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.

  • Wildlife Waystation

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    (51 miles) 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 ...

  • Eco Station

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    (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.

  • Roundhouse Aquarium

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    (54 miles) Manhattan Beach

    The Roundhouse Aquarium is open to the public free of charge, with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family.

  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (55 miles) Los Angeles

    Home to more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species.

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (67 miles) 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 ...

  • Montebello Barnyard Zoo

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    (67 miles) Montebello

    Provides pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties.

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (69 miles) Long Beach

    Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!

  • Feline Conservation Center

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    (70 miles) Rosamond

    Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.

  • California Living Museum

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    (82 miles) 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 ...

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  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbour

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    (38 miles) Valencia

    Cool off in Los Angeles with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, with water slides and thrilling attractions!

  • Mustang Water Park

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    (95 miles) Arroyo Grande

    Cool family fun for all ages at this Californian waterpark, with pools and slides to entertain and make a splash in!

  • Sony Pictures Studio Tour

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    (51 miles) Culver City

    Take the Sony Pictures Studios Tour and step back into a legendary time. Located on one of the world\'s most famous studio lots, our walking tour gives you a rare glimpse of old Hollywood\'s glory ...

  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour

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    (52 miles) Burbank

    See behind the scenes, and INTO the scenes, of your favourite movies at the worlds largest busiest motion picture and television studio.

  • Kodak Theatre Tour

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    (52 miles) Hollywood

    Step beyond the red carpet. Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards. Good idea for family place to visit if you're looking for fun things to ...

  • LA City Tours

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    (52 miles) Hollywood

    45 of your favorite Hollywood Star Homes! From the stars of yesterday to the mega-stars of today, everyone is sure to see their favorites. Visit the filming locations of Entourage, Charlie's Angels, ...

  • Sunset Ranch

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    (53 miles) Hollywood

    A fun and relaxing way to spend a few hours with beautiful horses and spectacular views.

  • Star Line Tours Hollywood Trolley Tour

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    (53 miles) Los Angeles

    Since 1935, Starline Tours provide the most exciting sightseeing tours on Hollywood and Los Angeles. The Movie Stars Homes Tour and the Grand tour of Los Angeles are our best-seller tours, followed ...

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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    (59 miles) Peninsula

    - you will experience the fun and adventure, the romance and nostalgia of riding the train on one of the oldest, longest, and most scenic excursion railways in the country. One of the many fun family ...

  • Harbour Beach Whale Watching Tours

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    (69 miles) Long Beach

    Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Our experienced Captains provide a ...

  • The Queen Mary Tours

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    (70 miles) Long Beach

    Ghost tours...submarine tours...history tours...all on that infamous ship The Queen Mary!

  • Gull Wings Childrens Museum

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    (6 miles) Oxnard

    A staggering quantity of fun interactive exhibits from aquarium touch tanks, to dress up adventures, camp outs and the rainforest. And fancy lunch? The kids can serve you!

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