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Animal Encounters & Zoos

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

Moorpark – Visit the zoo for live animal presentations, training demonstrations, and opportunities to meet animals up close. Special events, including animal birthday celebrations, party package, and summer programs available. Read More

Amy’s Farm

Ontario- Guided farm tour includes garden walk, milking cows, petting farm animals, feeding pigs, and grooming horses. Seasonal activities, educational workshops and special events available. Read More

Centennial Farm

Costa Mesa – View pigs, chickens, oxen, goats and more. Visit on Discovery Days where children pet a chick, plant and take home a radish, see a cow milking demonstration and more. 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. See horses, goats, alpacas, miniature horses, zebra, cattle, bison, camels, tortoises, barnyard animals, and birds. Read More

Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Phelan – Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary preserves the lives of abused and neglected exotic animals including tigers, lions, and leopards. The sanctuary offers group events, field trips, guided tours, and Extreme Feed. Read More

Oasis Camel Dairy

Ramona – The Oasis Camel Dairy is a unique family farm offering camel rides, private tours, and events. Visit on Open Farm Days or arrange a private experience. Read More

Orange County Zoo

Orange – See a variety of animals and plants native to the southwestern United States and visit the barnyard. Located inside Irvine Regional Park. Read More

OstrichLand USA

Solvang – A zoo of 100+ ostriches and emus, where guests are invited to feed and interact with the large birds. 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 – including 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 – The zoo 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

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

Wild Wonders

Bonsall – 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. Zoo Camp, Family Zoo Camp and birthday parties also available. Read More

Zoomars Petting Zoo

San Juan Capistrano – Kids can pet various animals, ride a horse, hop on the Kiddy Train, mine for treasure, and jump in the corn box! Party packages and special events also offered Read More