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Animals & Zoos for Kids and Families in Orange County

Children within this age range will benefit the most from the listed activity.
                                                                                                However, older/younger children can still participate unless the symbol '!' is shown.
                                                                                                '!' means that the age range shown is an age requirement.
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                                                                                                will not be included in the Total Cost of Admission.
Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 07/31/2015 0-17
The Reptile Zoo
Exotic reptiles from around the world
Fountain Valley 07/31/2015 2-17
Laguna Koi Ponds
35,000 gallons of koi ponds
Laguna Beach 08/01/2015 0-17
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Marine mammals rehabilitation center
Laguna Beach 08/01/2015 2-17
Santa Ana Zoo
The monkey zoo
Santa Ana 08/01/2015 0-17
Centennial Farm
Three-acre working farm
Costa Mesa 08/01/2015 0-17
Tidepooling @ Crystal Cove State Park
Spectacular tidepools
Laguna Beach 08/01/2015 4-17
Orange County Zoo
Animals and plants native to the southwestern United States
Orange 08/01/2015 0-17
1-hour Trail Rides @ Country Trails Riding School
Horseback tour
Orange 08/01/2015 8-17!
Butterfly House @ Environmental Nature Center
Witness butterflies emerge from chrysalises
Newport Beach 08/01/2015 0-17
Animal Art @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 08/01/2015 5-8!
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 08/01/2015 3-17
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 08/01/2015 4-17
Zoomars Petting Zoo
Unique petting zoo
San Juan Capistrano 08/01/2015 0-10
Nature Nights @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Craft, walk, animals
Anaheim 08/05/2015 3-17
"Toy" & "Treat" @ Orange County Zoo
Hands-on learning and fun crafts
Orange 08/08/2015 5-8!
Family Nature Walk @ Crystal Cove State Park
Learn about plants and animals
Laguna Beach 08/09/2015 4-17
Cool off with watercolors @ Orange County Zoo
Learn about art
Orange 08/11/2015 5-8!
Campground Programs @ Bolsa Chica State Beach
Learn about the birds of Bolsa Chica
Huntington Beach 08/12/2015 3-17
Upcycling Animal Craft Fun Art II @ Orange County Zoo
Fun craft
Orange 08/18/2015 5-8!
Animals In my Backyard @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 08/20/2015 3-4!
Upcycling Animal Craft Fun Art I @ Orange County Zoo
Fun craft
Orange 08/22/2015 5-8!
Discovery Days @ Centennial Farm
Milking demonstration, pet a chick, learn about plants and animals
Costa Mesa 10/19/2015 0-15

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