Zoos in WILMINGTON with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Wilmington because this The First 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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  • Brandywine Zoo

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    (1 miles) Wilmington

    12 acres filled with animals from all over the world in this family friendly Wilmington zoo, with over 120 animals just waiting to say hi!

  • Linvilla Orchards

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    (12 miles) Media

    The ultimate farm fun for kids! They can take a hayride through the lush fields and orchards, or climb aboard the “The Playland Express” train. With farm animals, pony rides, fishing and lakes - ...

  • Philadelphia Zoo

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    (24 miles) Philadelphia

    Come face to face with animals from all over the world, enjoy interactive experiences, witness feedings, and talks at one of the best Zoos in the US!

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (24 miles) Rising Sun

    Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra are all waiting for the family to go visit at this very intimate and sweet Maryland Zoo, with over 130 animals on display.

  • Adventure Aquarium

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    (26 miles) Camden

    Explore under the ocean in New Jersey with this family fun aquarium, with a shark tank, walk through tube and interactive exhibits!

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    (27 miles) Bridgeton

    The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission ...

  • Elmwood Park Zoo

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    (29 miles) Norristown

    Over 100 species call this Pennsylvania zoo home, with some on the endangered species list. Kids can enjoy Treetop Adventures too!

  • Paws Farm Nature Center

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    (39 miles) Mount Laurel

    All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.

  • Lehigh Valley Zoo

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    (63 miles) Schnecksville

    Part of an incredible 1,100 acre nature preserve, this zoo is home to over 275 animals from all around the world. They even have wagon rides and paddle boats!

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    (63 miles) Jackson

    Visit the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.

  • Atlantic City Aquarium

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    (65 miles) Atlantic City

    There is a touch tank, as well as fish tanks with exotic fish, lots of activities to keep the kids entertained - let the kids have great fun while learning about the sea and sealife

  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    (65 miles) Baltimore

    Over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at this family friendly zoo in Baltimore! There are over 200 species for the kids to enjoy, and learn about on your family day out in Maryland!

  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    (66 miles) Forked River

    Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon ...

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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    (66 miles) Brigantine

    The Center, which has the privilege of housing the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine ...

  • Space Farms

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    (73 miles) Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

  • Jenkinson's Aquarium

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    (84 miles) Point Pleasant Beach

    A fun family aquarium located within Jenkinson's Boardwalk in New Jersey, where kids can get up close with sharks, seals, and even touch star fish and sting rays!

  • Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

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    (88 miles) Halifax

    Amazing wildlife encounters in Halifax, with a safari tour and zoo, across 150 acres of Pennsylvania countryside!

  • Salisbury Zoo

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    (96 miles) Salisbury

    A fascinating collection of beautiful animals in Maryland, all the way from North and South America, as well as Australia!

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (97 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation ...

  • Turtle Back Zoo

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    (97 miles) West Orange

    Over 100 different species call this popular New Jersey zoo home, with a petting zoo and miniature train rides too!

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  • Pump It Up Newport

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    (4 miles) Newport

    Open Jump, special events and birthday parties in this colorful and indoor fun center!

  • Jumpers Fun Zone

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    (16 miles) Newtown Square

    Explore the jungle in this indoor play center, perfect for kids from 18 months to 10 years, with soft play, slides, obstacles, bounce houses, and lots of jungle themed fun!

  • Kehlers Kids Fun Factory

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    (19 miles) Broomall

    Indoor soft play for kids up to 11 yrs, as well as gymnastics, cheer tumbling, summer camps and parties!

  • Bouncetown

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    (30 miles) East Norriton

    Bounce houses, inflatable assault courses and several climbing structures with modern adventure play features.

  • Jungle Wonder

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    (34 miles) Limerick

    Glow in the dark indoor mini golf, laser tag, multi level adventure climbing maze with toddler zone, plus large arcade, all in jungle theme.

  • Bouncing Off The Walls

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    (48 miles) Levittown

    Open play and parties for active kids under 8 years, with moon bounces, sensory toys, gym mats, climbing, and lots of ways to use the imagination!

  • Kiddie Crusoe

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    (61 miles) Timonium

    features include the Kiddie City Play Arena, Ultimate Play Set, Inflatable Arena, Imaginarium Activity Room, and Wii Gaming Lounges.

  • Jungle Gym N Bounce

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    (65 miles) Flemington

    Open bounce, glow in the dark inflatables, and a super cool splash zone - almost TOO much kids fun to be had in this New Jersey family fun center!

  • Big house of bounce

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    (67 miles) Baltimore

    Big House of Bounce is a healthy recreational option for today’s active families. We strive to provide a clean, safe, and stimulating environment for children.

  • JerZJump

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    (68 miles) Monmouth Junction

    17,500 sq ft of family entertainment center with open play, inflatables, play structure, and arcade! Great for those active kids in New Jersey!

  • Lets Pretend

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    (70 miles) Middletown

    Let’s Pretend is an indoor interactive family play center, focusing on using creativity, pretending, and the arts. It's fun to pretend in Pennsylvania!

  • Marley Bounce Party

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    (70 miles) Glen Burnie

    Fun indoor play for those under 12s, with fun bouncy equipment and a special toddler area!

  • Play Day Place

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    (71 miles) Forked River

    A fun indoor place center for kids aged 1 to 14, with soft play, zip lines, climbing walls, and velcro walls...just to name a few!

  • Jumping Jungle

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    (77 miles) East Brunswick

    is a 10,000 square foot safe, clean and climate-controlled indoor inflatable recreation center. We offer 8 unique inflatables for open jumps and birthday parties, as well as kid-friendly arcade ...

  • Climb a Lot Clubhouse

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    (79 miles) Tamaqua

    A fun and colorful indoor play and party centre for kids up to 10 years. Climb and play in the tree house, navigate the tunnels and tubes, bounce in the bounce area, and slide the four big slides!