The Best Animal Attractions in Florida!

The BEST Animal Attractions in Florida!

When planning your family’s travels, it can help to have themes, hobbies, or interests to guide you in determining your journey, your destinations, and the amazing list of things you see, do, and experience along the way!

If you and your family love zoos, aquariums, wildlife parks, nature centers, conservation facilities, and other incredible animal encounters, this is the list for you!

The BEST Animal Attractions in Florida!

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  • The ATTRACTION NAME will link you directly to that attraction’s website!
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The BEST Animal Attractions in Florida!

Boca Raton, FLGumbo Limbo Nature Center*
Clearwater, FLClearwater Marine Aquarium?
Clermont, FLShowcase of Citrus?
Coconut Creek, FLButterfly World
Davie, FLFlamingo Gardens
Delray Beach, FLSandoway Discovery Center
Gainesville, FLButterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History*
Gainesville, FLSanta Fe College Teaching ZooAZA
Fort Lauderdale, FLEverglades Holiday Park Airboat Tours and Rides
Fort Lauderdale, FLSouth Florida Wildlife Center
Gulf Breeze, FLGulf Breeze Zoo
Homestead, FLEverglades Alligator Farm
Homestead, FLEverglades National ParkNPS?
Homestead, FLEverglades Outpost
Homestead, FLBiscayne National ParkFREE
Islamorada, FLTheater of the Sea*
Jacksonville, FLJacksonville Zoo and GardensAZA
Jacksonville, FLTree Hill Nature Center
Juno Beach, FLLoggerhead Marinelife Center*
Key West, FLDry Tortugas National ParkNPS?
Key West, FLFlorida Keys Eco-Discovery Center*
Key West, FLKey West Aquarium*
Key West, FLKey West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
Key West, FLKey West Wildlife Center*
Lake Buena Vista, FLDisney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park*
Lake Buena Vista, FLDisney’s Tri-Circle-D Ranch
Loxahatchee, FLLion Country Safari
Marathon, FLDolphin Research Center*
Marathon, FLFlorida Keys Aquarium Encounters*
Marathon, FLSea Turtle Hospital*
Melbourne, FLBrevard ZooAZA*
Miami, FLJungle Island
Miami, FLMiami Seaquarium
Miami, FLMonkey Jungle
Miami, FLPinto’s Farm
Miami, FLZoo MiamiAZA*
Miami, FLZoological Wildlife Foundation
Naples, FLCorkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Naples, FLNaples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens*
Navarre, FLNavarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Ochopee, FLBig Cypress National PreserveFREE
Orlando, FLBack to Nature Wildlife Refuge
Orlando, FLDiscovery Cove
Orlando, FLExotic Animal Experience
Orlando, FLGatorland
Orlando, FLSEA LIFE Orlando AquariumAZA*
Orlando, FLSeaWorld Orlando?
Palmdale, FLGatorama
Panama City Beach, FLZooWorld Zoological Conservatory
Ponce Inlet, FLMarine Science Center*
Sanford, FLCentral Florida Zoo & Botanical GardensAZA*
Sarasota, FLMote Marine AquariumAZA
Sarasota, FLSarasota Jungle Gardens
St. Augustine, FLMarineland Dolphin Adventure
St. Augustine, FLSaint Augustine Alligator FarmAZA
St. Cloud, FLReptile World Serpentarium
Tampa, FLBig Cat Rescue Citrus Park
Tampa, FLBusch Gardens Tampa Bay*
Tampa, FLZooTampa at Lowry ParkAZA
Tampa, FLThe Florida AquariumAZA
Tarpon Springs, FLTarpon Springs Aquarium and Animal Sanctuary
Titusville, FLCanaveral National SeashoreNPS?
West Palm Beach, FLCox Science Center and AquariumASTC
West Palm Beach, FLMcCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary*
West Palm Beach, FLPalm Beach ZooAZA*
Winter Garden, FLSoul Haven Ranch Miniature Horses

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New Hampshire
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Vermont Virginia
Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming
Washington D.C.


We do everything we can to ensure all information provided is current and up-to-date, but details, rules, policies, conditions, schedules, prices, and participation can and do change regularly, and you should ALWAYS contact or consult with each individual attraction to ensure the latest accuracy of details pertinent to your family’s travel needs.

We always do our best, but we cannot be responsible for changes or updates issued by the locations themselves.

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