Zoos in WORCESTER with kids

It’s animal time in Worcester, Massachusetts and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Worcester because this The Bay 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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  • Tougas Family Farm

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    (8 miles) Northborough

    Family farmyard fun at the Tougas Family Farm, with a barnyard, playground, and farm kitchen, as well as family friendly activities. Enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

  • Animal Adventures Education & Science Center

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    (17 miles) Bolton

    Animal Adventures offers hands-on exotic animal programs that are a fun, learning experience, no matter what birthday you are celebrating from 1-100. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and ...

  • Southwicks Zoo

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    (18 miles) Mendon

    The Skyfari Sky Ride takes you over the Deer Forest, then up close to the Chimp Exhibit, onward as you “fly” over the Mandrills, soar over the Camels and Watusi... An amazing ride.... all you ...

  • The Butterfly Place

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    (32 miles) Westford

    Surround yourself with over 500 butterflies, representing up to 50 species from all around the world, with this charming New England butterfly experience!

  • Capron Park Zoo

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    (34 miles) Attleboro

    Combined with an award-winning playground and exciting educational programs, the Zoo is sure to delight the young and young at heart. Whether it's watching the Lions wrestle, coming face-to-face with ...

  • Lupa Zoo

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    (35 miles) Ludlow

    Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.

  • Franklin Park Zoo

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    (37 miles) Dorchester

    An amazing zoo in Massachusetts, with 10 main areas featuring animals from all over the world, as well as a 10,000 sq feet kids playground!

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

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    (38 miles) Providence

    Spend the day in one of the oldest zoos in the country, with 130 species of rare and fascinating animals from around the world, including elephants, giraffes, snow leopards, and kangaroos!

  • Stone Zoo

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    (39 miles) Stoneham

    26 acres of wildlife from all over the world, to educate, inspire, excite and engage - all near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA!

  • New England Aquarium

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    (39 miles) Boston

    Coral reefs, from the Bahamas and the tropical Pacific to Australia. Meet lionfish and stonefish, some of the most poisonous fish in the sea. Great idea for family places to visit if you're looking ...

  • Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary

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    (40 miles) Norton

    A charming animal sanctuary caring long term for now over 200 abandoned and mistreated creatures that kids can watch and learn from.

  • Zoo in Forest Park

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    (41 miles) Springfield

    The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.

  • Magic Wings

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    (44 miles) South Deerfield

    An 18,400 sq ft nature experience with a butterfly conservation center, with nearly 4,000 free flying butterflies from all over the world!

  • Brooksby Farm

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    (47 miles) Peabody

    Plenty of friendly farm animals and a small playground for children under about 5 to enjoy before learning about fruit.

  • Smolak Farms

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    (47 miles) North Andover

    Visit the Smolak Farms, you will find animals such as Baby sheep, llamas, alpacas, golden pheasants, fallow deer, peafowl, goats, zebu cow, swans, rabbits, chickens and so much more!

  • The Butterfly Zoo

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    (54 miles) Tiverton

    It's all things butterflies at this Rhode Island Butterfly Zoo! A day out with the family surrounded by these fluttering colorful creatures!

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo

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    (62 miles) New Bedford

    The Zoo's Education Department and zookeeper staff offer a range of programs to enhance your zoo experience. See how zookeepers provide enrichment activities to keep the zoo's animals active and ...

  • Mystic Aquarium

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    (62 miles) Mystic

    Explore the ocean without every getting wet! Amazing encounters, from the splash of a beluga whale, to being nose to nose with a penguin - a family fun aquarium experience in Connecticut.

  • Ocean Explorium

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    (63 miles) New Bedford

    Educational marine resource with Living Exhibits and touch tanks, hands on learning in the Explorers' Zone, Discovery Bay with toys and activities, and a 3D planetary display.

  • Woods Hole Science Aquarium

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    (77 miles) Woods Hole

    Kids especially love the "touch tank," where they can reach into tide pools filled with starfish and sea cucumbers. Other displays include sea turtles, lobster and wolffish. One of many fun family ...

  • Action Wildlife Park

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    (77 miles) Goshen

    A leisurely walk through amazing animals from all around the world, a petting zoo, and even wagon rides, all waiting at this family friendly wildlife center in Connecticut. Lots of animal fun!

  • Yorks Wild Kingdom

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    (86 miles) York Beach

    A great place to enjoy beautiful wild animals and fun rides.

  • ZooQuarium

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    (91 miles) West Yarmouth

    Get an up close look at the friendly animals in the farmyard and discover how they came to be such an important part of the human life. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking ...

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  • Pump It Up Shrewsbury

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    (6 miles) Shrewsbury

    Fun and creative indoor play for those active kids, with fun birthday party ideas and LOTS of inflatables!

  • Build Me Up Play Center

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    (7 miles) Rochdale

    Indoor fun in Rochdale geared towards kids 3 years and up, with great open play filled with hands-on activities such as LEGO, and amazing events too!

  • Zoinks Fun Factory

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    (8 miles) North Oxford

    Offers a wealth of indoor play equipment and inflatables from big slides (must be over 42") to climbing mazes and more.

  • The Great Escape Playcafe

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    (19 miles) Leominster

    A fun-filled and creative environment for kids under 8, with a lovely soft playground, exciting toys, art and crafts area, educational and family-oriented events, and a dedicated crawler area.

  • Hop On In

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    (20 miles) Leominster

    Bouncingly fun play for kids in Massachusetts featuring a multi level indoor treehouse, dual rider inflatable slides and a bounce house, as well as activities in science and crafts.

  • Jam Time

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    (22 miles) Maynard

    Multi level indoor soft play, plus series of roleplay settings, ball pit, bouncy house, soft toys for infants and toddlers, kiddie gym equipment.

  • One Stop Fun

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    (29 miles) Westform

    One Stop Fun for kids with gymnastics, karate, dance, a rock wall and an indoor playground!

  • Kidville

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    (30 miles) Foxboro

    A fun family friendly indoor playspace for those creative and active kids up to 7 years of age.

  • Mass Premier Courts

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    (32 miles) Foxboro

    Indoor play featuring mooonwalks, cars and tricycles, slides, mini roller coaster and toddler play area. Also offers many sports and activities.

  • Kids Fun Stop

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    (32 miles) West Roxbury

    A colourfully fun indoor playground for those energetic and creative children 6 and under.

  • Inside Playground

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    (33 miles) Boston

    Fun indoor play in Boston with inflated bounce, fun play-cars, ball-pool, kid's gym, books, puzzles, Lego, dolls, dress up, computers....it's play time for kids 6 and under!

  • Kidz Wurld

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    (33 miles) North Attleboro

    Family friendly indoor kids play center with open play times for those under 8, toys, bouncers and birthday parties!