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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 – Discover thousands of animals! Upgrade your visit with special add-ons, or enjoy overnight camping, teen programs and camps. Read More

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego – Take a tram to see rhinos, giraffes, antelopes and gazelles up-close and personal. Enhance your experience with different safari add-ons. Read More

Santa Ana Zoo

Santa Ana – 80 species of animals, plus family farm where you can feed goats and sheep, Zoofari Express train, carousel and more. Birthday party options, too. Read More

STAR Eco Station

Culver City – Environmental science museum and exotic wildlife rescue facility. Annual events, seasonal camps, and party packages available. Read More

The Reptile Zoo

Fountain Valley – 100+ exotic species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Interactive opportunities and animal feedings, plus, Jr. Zookeeper science camps and party packages. Read More

Wild Wonders

Bonsall – Wild Wonders has over 120 animal ambassadors from around the world. Check out their special programs that include: Education Programs (six virtual programs to choose from) Up Close and Personal Animal Encounters, Zookeeper Mentor Program, and Family Zoo Camp. 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