Zoos in Washington State with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Washington State because The Evergreen 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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  • Seattle Aquarium

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    Seattle

    - offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Seattle with kids

  • Olympic Game Farm

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    Sequim

    We would love to have you come and visit the animals at OLYMPIC GAME FARM, here in Sequim, Washington. A family run business, OLYMPIC GAME FARM is home to many animal species, both endangered and ...

  • Woodland Park Zoo

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    Seattle

    For more than 100 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo to marvel at the animals and be ...

  • Cat Tales

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    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 ...

  • Zoomazium

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    Seattle

    Zoomazium is the newest addition to Woodland Park Zoo, world-renowned for our naturalistic animal exhibits and education programs. Zoomazium is an indoor, all-weather facility that incorporates ...

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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    Tacoma

    Spend the weekend at the Zoo enjoying free hands-on activities, games and crafts and visit with local environmentally-focused organizations.

  • The Outback Kangaroo Farm

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    Arlington

    A zoo with a difference in Washington, with exotic animal tours where you can interact! Great family fun!

  • Remlinger Farms

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    Carnation

    Bunnies, goats, piggies, cows...PLUS county fairs, pony rides, steam trains, ferris wheels...an amazing fun family farm!

  • Old McDebbie's Farm

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    Spanaway

    Forget Old McDonald...in Spanaway, it's Old McDebbie's Farm! Great animal fun for kids in Washington State

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  • Funhouse Discovery Center

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    Eastsound

    The Funhouse is a non-profit community center that fosters fun and learning with dozens of hands-on kid-friendly science exhibits, complete audio and video production studios and more. One of the ...

  • Wonderland Family Fun Centre

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    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 ...

  • Lil Kickers Fun Zone

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    Seattle

    Lil' Kickers Logo Lil' Kickers is a nationally renowned, non-competitive child development soccer program for boys and girls ages 18 months to nine years. This program introduces children to the ...

  • Charlies Safari

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    Lacey

    It's a jungle IN there at this safari themed indoor play center in Washington. All day play awaits kids with each admission! Also birthday parties

  • Play Kitsap Indoor Playground

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    Bremerton

    14 different activities for kids 10 and under (except parties) including a bounce house, 21ft slide, play kitchen, and sports zone! Great indoor fun in Washington!

  • Jump Around Fun Zone

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    Bellingham

    Inflatable houses, slides and obstacle course with fun features plus comfortable Parent’s Area with cafe and free wireless Internet. For 10 years and under and less than 5ft tall.

  • Jumpin Jack and Jill

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    Sumner

    Revolving variety of inflatable fun equipment from traditional bounce houses to slides, tunnels and obstacle courses, plus toddler area and small arcade.

  • JJ Jump Vancouver

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    Vancouver

    The inflatable equipment offers great low impact aerbic exercise in the forms of varying obstacles courses, slides, bounce houses and more.

  • Jungle Playland

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    Mount Vernon

    offer a huge multi level jungle themed adventure play frame and additional features like a riding lion, plus extensive under 3 zone, super space maze and arcade. Outdoor summer splash park available ...

  • Play Date Cafe

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    Lynnwood

    Boasts a whole play town including cafe, theatre, fire and train stations stocked with role playing toys and dress up costumes. Plus climbing structures and ride ons with play road. For under 6s.

  • Dizzy Castle

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    Vancouver

    Dizzy Castle is the North Wests newest and best indoor playground. Over 8000 sq ft of fun. We feature a massive castle & pirate ship play structure, full Cafe, 3 party rooms, Free Ipads for the ...

  • JUMP Gig Harbor

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    Gig Harbor

    JUMP! Gig Harbor is an indoor activity center with a giant inflatable slide, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and more! JUMP! provides active entertainment in a safe, clean, all-weather environment. ...

  • Naydenov Gymnastics Fun Center

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    Vancouver

    Vancouver and Portland's best spot for birthday parties and indoor play. Open Gyms on Fridays and Sundays Teen Night Out every Friday night Parent's Night Out every Saturday night Gymnastics, ...

  • Pipers Playground

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    Olympia

    3 age different zoned climbing areas are on offer, plus a non walker and infant Safe Zone. Other features include play kitchen, workbench, construction zone and ride-on toys, plus a HUGE selection of ...

  • Jumpin Jelly Beanz

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    Walla Walla

    7500 sq ft multi level adventure play frame plus toddler zone.

  • Super Jump Party Zone

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    Auburn

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 12 years with open play, fun bouncers and trampolines! Birthday parties are popular too

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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    Eatonville

    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. The signature tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area offers the opportunity to spot different species of animals as they ...

  • Whale Watching In Westport

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    Westport

    The majestic California Gray Whale can be seen off the Washington coast every year in March, April and May. Thousands of people watch them on their northern migration which begins in Baja California ...

  • Cascade Loop Scenic Tour

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    Wenatchee

    One of Americas grandest and Spectacular drives!" National Geographic Traveler. This 400 mile self-guided driving tour circles through the heart of Washington from the waters of Puget Sound across ...

  • Wolf Haven International

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    Tenino

    Outdoor wolf sanctuary and education center which offers guided walking tours. Visitors can see and learn about wolves (and maybe hear them howl). Variety of educational programs available for groups ...

  • Priest Point Park

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    Olympia

    Priest Point Park has a deep and rich history. Missionaries of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate came to this area in 1848 to minister nearby Indian tribes. The site was claimed as St. Joseph's of New ...

  • Nisqually National Wildlfie Refuge

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    Olympia

    The Visitor Center includes The Nature Shop, an information desk, a view of the freshwater marsh, and interpretive exhibits. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, but closed ...

  • Grayland Beach State Park

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    Grayland

    This is the kind of place for which kites are made. Grayland Beach runs along the Cranberry Coast and draws folks to its great beachcombing, clamming and horseback rides along the water. The state ...

  • Japanese Tea Gardens

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    Seattle

    3.5 acres of beautiful Japanese gardens in Seattle, with free weekend public tours and cultural fun for the whole family.

  • Willis Tucker Park

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    Snohomish

    A beautiful and forested 84 acre park in Washington State, with spray pad, walking trails, farmers markets, movies, and more!

  • Seattle Chinese Garden

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    Seattle

    A cultural and natural experience as you explore this traditional Chinese garden in Seattle, with 5 acres of features.