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Animal Encounters & Zoos

· Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Phelan – Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to preserving the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned exotic animals through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Come on by Forever Wild and visit their animal family. They offer group events, field trips, guided tours, and by popular demand, “Exteme Feed” for adults and children! Read More

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

Moorpark – Home of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at Moorpark College, visit for live animal presentations and training demonstrations. Special events, including party packages, holiday events, and summer programs available. Read More

Amy’s Farm

Ontario – Tours include a garden walk, harvesting fresh produce to feed the animals, visiting the petting zoo, milking a cow, and visiting the horses.  Read More

Centennial Farm

Costa Mesa – Created to educate youth about agriculture and its importance to our daily lives, Centennial Farm, a three-acre working farm, is home to fruit and vegetable gardens and an array of livestock. Read More

Children’s Nature Retreat

Alpine – This 20-acre farm, animal sanctuary, and nature reserve has over 130+ domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. Read More

Goods & Goat Farm Market

San Juan Capistrano – A family goat farm that specializes in goat yoga and special events for kids and grownups. Also provides discount packages for some scheduled events. Read More

Oasis Camel Dairy

Ramona – A unique family farm offering camel rides, feedings, and private tours. Camel Camps are also available.  Read More

Orange County Zoo

Orange – See a variety of animals and plants native to the southwestern United States and visit the barnyard. New Large Mammal Exhibit with big cats. Opens May 13. Programs offered. Located inside Irvine Regional Park. Read More

OstrichLand USA

Solvang – Central Coast landmark that holds more than 100 birds including emus on property. See ostrich chicks during summer months and emu chicks in late-winter and early spring. Read More

Pony Time

Lakewood – Petting zoo includes goats, rabbits, chickens, sheep, an alpaca, llamas, and a cow. Feed the goats, hand-led pony trot-track, classes, trail rides and birthday parties Read More

San Diego Zoo

San Diego – A 100-acre wildlife park, the San Diego Zoo is home to over 12,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. Includes Kinderzoo, Summer Camps, Kids’ Wild Night Out, and Zoo Corps for teens. Read More

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego – Meet the only two platypuses currently residing outside of Australia. This 1,800-acre wildlife park is home to more than 3,600 animals representing over 300 species and is known for their expansive savanna habitats. Enhance your experience with different safari add-ons. Read More

Santa Ana Zoo

Santa Ana – Features over 80 species of animals, including some of the smallest monkeys in the world, the Golden Headed Lion Tamarins. Hop on the Zoofari Express train, walk through the Amazon Aviary, ride the carousel, ferris wheel, and more. Read More

STAR Eco Station

Culver City – Environmental science museum and exotic wildlife rescue facility. Guided tours, annual events, seasonal camps, field trips, and party packages are available. Read More

The Reptile Zoo

Fountain Valley – Houses over 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Upgrade your visit with animal encounters, photo opportunities, presentations, and feeding experiences. Read More

Underwood Family Farms

Moorpark – Fresh produce is available at the Farm Market, in addition to a Pick-Your-Own option. Take a wagon ride through the fields and visit the Animal Center to see barnyard animals. Play structures, slides, tunnels, feeding/petting, and many more attractions are available. Read More

Wallis Annenberg Petspace

Playa Vista – Features an interactive place for pet adoptions, an education center, and a leadership institute. Offers programs such as Scout Badge for girls scouts, summer camps and more. Read More

Wild Wonders

Bonsall – Connect with over 120 animal ambassadors. Interactive animal experiences include Behind the Scenes, Meet and Feed a Bearcat, Wallaby Walkout, Cat Training 101, Fennec Foxes and Friends, and Meet and Greet a Cheetah. Birthday parties and zoo camps for all ages are also available. Read More

Wildlife Learning Center

Sylmar – A charitable organization that provides public education that inspires people to care for our wildlife, to care for our environment, to develop a deep interest in the life sciences, and to give loving care and sanctuary to animals in need. Read More

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