Zoos in Wyoming with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Wyoming because The Cowboy 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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  • Old Town Fun Park

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    Casper

    Old Town Fun Park, featuring a 18-hold miniature golf course, excellent video arcade, a 24' climbing wall, and much more! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Devils Tower

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    Devils Tower

    Devils Tower rises 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Once hidden, erosion has revealed Devils Tower. This 1347 acre park is covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Deer, prairie ...

  • Fort Laramie

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    Fort Laramie

    This "grand old post," established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America's western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories. ...

  • Grand Teton National Park

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    Moose

    Four million visitors a year can't be wrong! This amazing national park in Wyoming has incredible mountains, extraordinary wildlife and lakes for families to explore and enjoy!

  • Fossil Butte National Monument

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    Kemmerer

    Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are ...

  • Sinks Canyon State Park Lander

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    Lander

    Loads to do in the big outdoors, try hiking, bird watching, camping, fishing, rock Climbing or just relax and have a picnic! The visitors center have displays about the ecology, wildlife, and the ...

  • Hot Springs State Park

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    Thermopolis

    Hot Springs State Park was built around the world's largest single mineral hot spring. Big Spring pours forth millions of gallons of mineral water every 24 hours at a constant temperature of 135 ...

  • John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway

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    Moose

    The late conservationist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. made substantial contributions to quite a few national parks.Located at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the ...

  • Teton Raptor Center

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    Wilson

    Tour Teton Raptor Center's rehabilitation clinic and Raptor Barn at the historic Hardeman Ranch in Wilson, Wyoming. Meet our resident raptors and learn about birds of prey in the Greater Yellowstone ...

  • Curt Gowdy State Park

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    Cheyenne

    A beautiful state park on the foothills of the Laramie Mountains, with fishing, and watersports. A very natural state park for exploring, and lots of family day out adventure!

  • Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

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    Cheyenne

    Nature fun at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens with a labyrinth, walkways, historic plazas, and a children's village, all set in 27 speciality landscapes. Relaxing and nature filled family fun in ...

  • Casper Family Aquatic Center

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    Casper

    A great family friendly pool for all ages! Swim lessons and classes available

  • Green River Recreation Center Pool

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    Green River

    The Green River Recreation Center is a multi-purpose, physical, and social activity center for Green River and area residents. It is the goal of the center to provide you and your family with a ...

  • Cowboy Carousel and Amusement Park

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    Buffalo

    Have a ride on the cowboy carousel, then climb aboard the Cloud Peak Ferris Wheel and witness a beautiful view of the Bighorn Mountains. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking ...

  • Ripleys Believe It or Not

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    Jackson Hole

    Whether you survive the puzzling illusion of the "Flip-Flop Lodge" or hike through our Bizzare Forest, here at Ripleys Believe It or Not you'll find something for everyone. One of the many fun family ...

  • Jackson Hole Play House

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    Jackson Hole

    Jackson Hole's first live theatre opened in the 1950's and is still going strong, and family friendly!

  • Cody Stampede Rodeo and Nite Rodeo

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    Cody

    Family fun at this classic Wyoming rodeo, where cowboys and cowgirls all compete to win the big purses at the Cody Stampede Rodeo arena!

  • Dan Millers Cowboy Music Revue

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    Cody

    Join Dan Miller and his band for some excellent music, fJoin Dan Miller and his band for some excellent music, fun and some fine cowboy poetry! One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Wyoming Cavalry

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    Casper

    The Wyoming Cavalry is a professional indoor football sports organization. Home games are played at the Casper Events Center during the months of March - July. A total of 14 games make up the season.

  • Bit-O-Wyo Ranch

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    Cheyenne

    A true Western ranch with trail rides, dinner shows and even kids camps! Fun Western entertainment in the heart of Wyoming!

  • Terry Bison Ranch

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    East Cheyenne

    The west is back at the Terry Bison Ranch! Families can immerser themselves in Western adventure, entertainment and food, with trains, horses, trucks and planes! Also great for the family to learn ...

  • Cheyenne Frontier Days

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    Cheyenne

    Rodeo fun for 10 days every summer, with amazing bands performing, and that good old fashioned rodeo experience for the kids in Wyoming!

  • Stagecoach Adventure and Old West Cookout

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    Yellowstone

    Yee-haa! Ride on a horse-drawn, canvas-covered wagon to an authentic cowboy cookout steak dinner in Pleasant Valley. Have a look for wildlife along the way. When you get there, a singing cowboy ...

  • Cody Trolley Tours

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    Cody

    Cody Trolley Tours utilizes two live narrators, poster-sized historical photos, pass-around relics and entertaining audio clips, to share the story of world-famous William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody ...

  • Wild Mustang Tours

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    Cody

    We transport you in an air conditioned van approximately 22 miles from Cody to the MucCullough peeks wild horse range. This a 110,000 acre refuge of unbelievable beauty. Pronghorn Antelope, Golden ...

  • Cheyenne Trolley Tours

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    Cheyenne

    Get to know Wyoming's "Magic City Of The Plains" in these fascinating and informative trolley tours which gives the family an insight into the history and stories of Cheyenne!

  • Wyoming Dinosaur Center

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    Thermopolis

    It's dino-central at this Dinosaur Center, with 12,000 square feet of exhibits filled with fossils, relics from the past and of course, over 20 dinosaurs!

  • Washakie Museum

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    Worland

    THE MUSEUM exists to provide visitors the opportunity to relate to the living environment of the early settlers from thousands of years ago in our Colby Site display of the earliest mammoth kill site ...

  • The Buffalo Bill Historical Center

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    Cody

    Fancy heading back to the Wild West...Then why not spend the day with Buffalo Bill?

  • National Museum of Wildlife Art

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    Jackson Hole

    The museum is unique among American art museums, distinguished by its mission and location. The museum strives to enrich and inspire public appreciation of fine art and humanity's relationship with ...

  • Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum

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    Big Horn

    The Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum was established in 1960 through the will of Helen Brinton and opened to the public in June of 1961 as a memorial to her brother Bradford Brinton. Today the ...

  • Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

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    Buffalo

    Our museum is dedicated to following the late Jim Gatchell's vision of preserving the history of Johnson County, Wyoming, with emphasis on its Frontier Era, through the collection and conservation of ...

  • The Don King Museum

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    Sheridan

    A vast collection of saddles, but also Western memorabilia, Native American artifacts, old photographs, carriages and much more!

  • Old West Miniature Village and Museum

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    Cody

    The Old West lives on at the Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village and Museum located with Tecumseh's Trading Post. Thousands of miniature figures trace the history of Wyoming and Montana from the ...

  • Werner Wildlife Museum

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    Casper

    Located just a short walk from Casper College's campus, the museum is a valuable and interesting resource available to all! Wyoming is famous for its abundant and diverse vertebrate wildlife, thus ...