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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.
                                                                                                Younger/older kids can not participate in the activity and their cost of admission
                                                                                                will not be included in the Total Cost of Admission.
Activity Name City Next Occurrence Ages
Laguna Koi Ponds
35,000 gallons of koi ponds
Laguna Beach 04/29/2016 0-17
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Marine mammals rehabilitation center
Laguna Beach 04/29/2016 2-17
Santa Ana Zoo
The monkey zoo
Santa Ana 04/29/2016 0-17
Centennial Farm
Three-acre working farm
Costa Mesa 04/29/2016 0-17
Irvine Regional Park
Pony rides, train ride, rentals, zoo, fishing
Orange 04/29/2016 0-17
Orange County Zoo
Animals and plants native to the southwestern United States
Orange 04/29/2016 0-17
1-hour Trail Rides @ Country Trails Riding School
Horseback tour
Orange 04/29/2016 8-17!
The Reptile Zoo
Exotic reptiles from around the world
Fountain Valley 04/29/2016 2-17
Zoomars Petting Zoo
Unique petting zoo
San Juan Capistrano 04/29/2016 0-10
Interpretive Center @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Live animals & natural history exhibits
Anaheim 04/30/2016 3-17
Discover Nature @ Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hike through Oak Canyon
Anaheim 04/30/2016 4-17
Discovery Days @ Centennial Farm
Milking demonstration, pet a chick, learn about plants and animals
Costa Mesa 05/06/2016 0-15
Bear Awareness Day @ Orange County Zoo
Learn about bears
Orange 05/07/2016 2-17
Magnificent Mammals @ Orange County Zoo
Learn about animals covered wth fur
Orange 05/13/2016 3-4!
Party for the Planet @ Santa Ana Zoo
Conservation-friendly crafts & games, hands-on demos, education stations
Santa Ana 05/15/2016 0-17
Butterfly House @ Environmental Nature Center
Witness butterflies emerge from chrysalises
Newport Beach 05/15/2016 0-17
Animal Art @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 05/19/2016 3-4!
Down on The Farm @ Orange County Zoo
Learn about barnyard animals
Orange 05/25/2016 3-4!
Under the Sea @ Orange County Zoo
Learn about creatures in the ocean
Orange 06/17/2016 3-4!
Animal Art II @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 06/23/2016 3-4!
Star Wars Day @ Orange County Zoo
Star War characters, zoo animals, crafts
Orange 06/25/2016 0-17
What's for Lunch @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 06/29/2016 3-4!
"Toy" & "Treat" @ Orange County Zoo
Hands-on learning and fun crafts
Orange 07/06/2016 5-8!
Snack Time at the Zoo @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 07/07/2016 5-8!
Backyard bugs @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 07/13/2016 5-8!
Our Zoo Mammals @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 07/15/2016 5-8!
Animals In my Backyard @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 07/20/2016 3-4!
Zookeeper Appreciation Day @ Orange County Zoo
Celebrate Zookeepers and learn about their jobs
Orange 07/23/2016 0-17
Wild With Patterns @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 08/04/2016 5-8!
Our Zoo Retiles @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 08/05/2016 5-8!
Pond Life @ Orange County Zoo
Hands on learning ,fun craft, meet a zoo creature
Orange 08/10/2016 5-8!

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