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Animal Encounters & Zoos

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, party packages, holiday events, and summer camps available. Read More

Centennial Farm

Costa Mesa – A three-acre working farm at OC Fair & Event Center, Centennial Farm is home to fruit and vegetable gardens, livestock, and the Millennium Barn. Group tours are available ,as well as year-round daily hours so the public can visit the farm. Admission is free. Read More

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. They offer group events, field trips, guided tours, and animal feedings. Read More

Goods & Goats Market

San Juan Capistrano – A family goat farm that specializes in events for kids and grownups. Goat walks, Jr. Farmers, Story Time, and Playtime offered. Read More

Living Coast Discovery Center

Chula Vista – Encounter local wildlife including sea turtles, sharks, rays, raptors, reptiles, and marine animals. Plus, daily animal presentations, safari hikes, workshops, bird walks, and wildlife tours. 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. Preschool programs offered. Located inside Irvine Regional Park. Read More

OstrichLand USA

Solvang – Feed and interact with 100+ ostriches and emus. Visit the shop full of unique gifts and fresh ostrich eggs. 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. Explore the zoo’s newest interactive area, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp where kids can climb, scramble, and jump in immersive nature play areas. Read More

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego – This 1,800-acre wildlife park is home to more than 3,600 animals and is known for their expansive savanna habitats and Africa Tram. Meet the only two platypuses currently residing outside of Australia. Read More

Santa Ana Zoo

Santa Ana – This small, local zoo features 80+ species of animals. See monkeys and lemurs, exotic birds, enjoy play areas, and hop on the train ride, carousel, and Ferris wheel. Read More

STAR Eco Station

Culver City – Environmental science museum and rescue facility that offers guided tours to see 200+ rescued exotic wildlife from tropical fish to tortoises, parrots to pythons. Eco Station is only open for guided tours to the public on weekends. Read More

The Reptile Zoo

Fountain Valley – Home to 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 & Somis – Both locations offer farm markets, animal care centers and pick-your-own fruits or vegetables. Animal Centers are open for viewing, feeding and petting, farm animals. Moorpark also offers tours, wagon rides, play equipment, animal shows, party packages and seasonal events, plus ride-on trains and gem/fossil mining. Read More