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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 – A three-acre working farm at OC Fair & Event Center created to educate youth about agriculture and its importance to daily life. 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

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

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 guided 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. Opens May 13. Programs offered. Located inside Irvine Regional Park. Read More

OstrichLand USA

Solvang – Feed and interact with 100+ ostriches and emus and 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 – Meet the only two platypuses currently residing outside of Australia. This 1,800-acre wildlife park is home to more than 3,600 animals and is known for their expansive savanna habitats. Read More

Santa Ana Zoo

Santa Ana – This small, local zoo features 350+ 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 – 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 & 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, such as sheep, alpacas, chickens, and goats. Moorpark also offers farm tours, wagon rides, play equipment, weekend animal shows, birthday party packages and seasonal events, plus ride-on trains and gem/fossile mining. Read More

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