Local animal care centers and exotic rescue such as the Marine Mammal Care Center, Pacific Marine Mammal Center and the Star Eco Station offer educational programs for kids on an ongoing basis.
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Encounter over 450 wild animals, live shows, children’s discovery center, animal carousel, seasonal camel rides, twice daily giraffe feedings and a G-scale model train, and more.
Home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered.
Animal shows and demonstrations twice a day. Plus, behind-the-scenes tours and other up-close opportunities.
A variety of animals and a petting area. Visit their website for story times, special events and classes. School tours and scout programs available.
Opportunities for kids to interact with farm animals. Some also offer pony rides and special events.
Home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals. Plus, camps, sleepovers and family events.
Like a safari, guests can see herds of African animals, such as rhino, giraffe, antelope and gazelle. Plus, safaris, camps, sleepovers, Flightline zip line and a Jungle Ropes course.
Home of the 50 monkeys with over 150 animals (some endangered), plus a children’s farm, train and carousel. Family events throughout the year.
More than 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids. Plus interactive hands-on opportunities.