List of non-AZA Accredited Facilities

This list of zoos, aquaria, and centers not accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) was researched and is indexed state-by-state. This list is presented to the zoo and aquarium industry in the spirit of professional fellowship. Graduate and undergraduate students in related areas of study may also find this list helpful.

All versions of this list completed under the direction of Dr. Richard Snider by undergraduate  students majoring in Zoology with a concentration in Zoo & Aquarium Science:

  • 2006, original compilation by Andrea Winkel
  • 2010, updated/expanded by Jenna L. Larson
  • 2012, updated/expanded by Heather I. Cole
  • 2017, updated/expanded by Marissa H. Ratzenberger and Denise Jones 

 

 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway 
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
 (251) 968-5732

The Zoo was founded as a private enterprise and is run by a non-profit organization.  It houses 500 animals.

 100 Terrace Drive
Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, AL 35124
 (205) 663-7930

The Alabama Wildlife Center is the devoted to caring for injured and orphaned birds, as well as educating visitors about the importance of Alabama’s wildlife.

 109 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
 (251) 861-3607

The Audubon Bird Sanctuary is a strip of protected land that is a very important site for the spring migration of many neotropical birds.

Brantley Farms Petting Zoo
 26214 Pollard Rd
Daphne, AL 36526-4250
 (251) 626-5416

Brantley Farms is a petting zoo that also offers pony rides and events.

 101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
 (251) 861-2141
 (251) 861-4646
General Questions
Lori Angelo, Administrative Assistant to the Director
 (251) 861-7507
College Program Questions
Sally Brennan, Registrar
 (251) 861-2256

The Estuarium is an educational facility focusing on the native habitats in Alabama.  It features species local to the area.

 Cramer Way
Florence, AL 35632
 (256) 765-410
 1 (800) TALK-UNA

The Lion Habitat is found at the University of North Alabama to celebrate the university’s mascot: a lion. There are two lions in the habitat, and it has been a tradition for 40 years to have a live lion mascot at the school.

Limestone Zoological Park & Wildlife Refuge
 30193 Nick Davis Road
Harvest, AL 35749
 (256) 230-0330

The Park was established as a refuge for abandoned, retired or abused animals and focuses on educating the public about endangered species and wildlife preservation.

 2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36110
 (334) 240-4900

With over 500 animals, the Montgomery Zoo offers an educational experience with animals in barrier-free habitats.

Old Macdonald’s Petting Zoo
 7826 US Hwy 72 E
Woodville, AL 35776
 256) 776-4332

The Zoo is a hands-on petting and feeding zoo featuring both exotic and domestic animals.

Shoals Aquarium & Nature Center
 One Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630
 (256) 764-5900

Located on the 2nd floor of the Renaissance Tower, it houses over 400 species of fish and wild life that can be found in the united states and around the world.

 1350 Pratt-Carden Drive
Auburn, AL 36849
 (334) 844-6943 (Education)
 (334) 844-6347 (Rehabilitation)

Found at Auburn University, the Raptor Center is in place to promote wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, as well as to educate the public on raptor species.

 15161 Ward Road
Wilmer, AL 36587
 (251) 649-1845

The Mobile Zoo was established for education and promoting the survival of both endangered and non-endangered species from all over the world.

 301 Research Ct.
Kodiak, AK 99615
 (907) 481-1711

Containing a 3500 gallon, free-standing aquarium, as well as a touch tank, the AFSC participates in research focusing on the management and conservation of marine resources.

 1000 Raptor Way
Sitka, AK 99835
 (800) 643-9425

Alaska Raptor Center is the leading facility for Bald Eagle rehabilitation.

 Mile 79 Seward Highway P.O. Box 949
Girdwood, AK 99587
 (907) 783-2025

AWCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Alaska's wildlife through education and quality animal care.

 P.O. Box 949
Portage Glacier, AK 99587
 (907) 783-2025

The Wildlife Center is a rehabilitation facility for abandoned or injured native wildlife.  They house animals who cannot be released and use these permanent residents to educate the public about wildlife.

 2 Marine Way Ste 206
Juneau, AK 99803
 (907) 586-8393
 (907) 790-5424 (Injured Bird Hotline)

The Juneau Raptor Center is a raptor rehabilitation center, as well as an educational institution for the public. The rehabilitation and care is done by volunteers.

 HC60 Box 2848
Haines, AK 99827
 (907) 767-5464

Kroschel Wildlife Center offers up-close animal experiences while taking professional photographs along the way.

 2220 Yankovich Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
 (907) 474-5724

Located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Large Animal Research Station conducts research on a colony of muskoxen. The research revolves around diet, physiology, and behavior. The station is also open to visitors and school groups.

 Alaska Reindeer Inc.
HC04 Box 7470
Palmer, AK 99645
 (907) 745-4000

The Reindeer Farm is a reindeer petting zoo. Guests can feed and interact with reindeer, black tailed deer, moose, and elk in their natural environment.

 834 Lincoln Street, Suite 200
Sitka, AK 99835
 (907) 747-8878

Sitka Sound’s Science Center is devoted to educating the public on Alaska’s land and marine ecosystems.

 4731 O'Malley Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 346-2133 (Heather Doncaster)

The goal of the Alaska Zoo is to promote the conservation of arctic and subarctic species with research, rehabilitation, and education.

 113 Haines Highway
Haines, AK 99827
 (907) 766-3094

The Bald Eagle Foundation focuses on Alaska’s history, as well as the bald eagle and species that are connected to it. It aims to inspire the public through this information.

The Musk Ox Farm
 12850 E. Archie Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645
 (907) 745-4151

The Musk Ox Farm give guests an up-close and personal experience with musk oxen, as well as offers guided tours to educate them on the history of the species.

 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Ste. 145
Tempe, AZ 85282
 (480) 478-7600
 (480) 478-7609

Sea Life immerses visitors in a world of the ocean with their vast aquariums and animal encounters. Their role is also important to the rescue, breeding, and protection of our marine wildlife.

 9500 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
 (480) 800-3000

Boasting the largest indoor butterfly pavilion in the United States, Butterfly Wonderland is home to thousands of butterflies. These butterflies come from all over the world, and there are also reptiles and amphibians to accompany them.

 6769 E. Deer Farm Road
Williams, AZ 86046
 1(800) 926-DEER

The Deer Farm is a petting zoo where the public can interact with deer, moose, bison, camels and much more.

 1403 Heritage Park Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
 (928) 778-4242

The Sanctuary is a non-profit organization which preserves both native and exotic species.

 34656 E Crystal Visions Rd
Marana, AZ 85658
 (520) 631-6015

Ironwood provides a home for neglected, unwanted and abused potbellied pigs. They also promote spaying and neutering.

 13441 East Hwy 66
Valentine, AZ 86437
 (928) 769-1800
 (928) 769-1805

Keepers of the Wild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of abused, neglected, abandoned and retired captive wildlife.  To provide the best standard of care and help enforce the humane treatment of all animals.

 Hwy. 264, Building 36A
P.O. Box 1329
Window Rock, AZ 86515
 (928) 871-6574
 (928) 871-6644

They strive to provide a quality exhibition of native plant and animal species that will foster the understanding, appreciation, knowledge, and respect of plants and animals that inhabit the Navajo Nation and the Southwest.

 P.O. Box 2166
Scottsdale, AZ 85252
 (520) 212-4737

The Oasis provides a permanent home to abandoned or abused exotic bird species.

 9500 East Vía de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
 (480) 291-8000

With the mission of inspiring the conservation of aquatic resources and animal species, OdySea Aquarium offers guests the chance to learn about all aspects of aquatic habitats, from animals to plants.

 4020 N. Cherry Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
 (928) 567-2840

The Wildlife Park allows guests to interact with exotic and native species in a natural setting.

 P.O. Box 5624
Tucson, AZ 85703-0624
 (520) 883-3945

The SAIS works on educating the public through research of the roles of arthropods in the Sonoran Desert.

 2021 N. Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85743-8918
 (520) 908-1600

The Institute offers research, education and conservation programs to help protect aquatic and marine life.

 4650 North Mammoth Mine Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 
 (480) 983-033

Superstition Live Reptile Exhibit displays reptiles and invertebrates.

 16501 W. Northern Ave
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
 (623) 935-WILD
 (623) 935-5692 (Administration Questions)

The Wildlife World Zoo is home to the only public aquarium in Arizona and displays both native and exotic species to the public. 

 847 Whittington Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
 (501) 623-6172

The Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo provides an environment where guest can observe and interact with both native and exotic species.

Kone-Crossland Zoo
 1141 Parkway Drive
Crossett, AR 71635
 (870) 364-7732

Kone-Crossland Zoo is home to 75 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles.

 209 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
 (501) 624-3474

National Park Aquarium has 60 exhibits with a variety of over 300 fish, reptiles, and amphibians.

 P.O. Box 715
Greenbrier AR 72058
 (501) 589-3291

The Sanctuary’s goal is to provide a safe, permanent home for wildlife in need of help and to aid in the conservation of wildlife through education and research.

 239 Turpentine Creek Ln
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
 (479) 253-5841

The Refuge provides a home for abandoned or abused wildlife, primarily big cats.  Their goal is to educate the public about the hazards to both humans and animals of keeping wild animals as pets.

 20923 Safari Road
Gentry, AR 72734
 (479) 736-8383

The Safari allows guests to observe both exotic and native species in a natural environment and also provides opportunities to interact with some animals.

 P.O. Box 2832
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
 (909) 584-1299 (Curator's Office)

Formerly named Moonridge Animal Park, the goal of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is to rehabilitate native species and return them to the wild. However, for those that cannot be returned, the Zoo provides a permanent home in their natural habitat.

 2099 Westshore Rd
P.O. Box 247
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
 (707) 875-2211
 (707) 875-2009

The Bodega Marine Laboratory aims to use research in order to solve complex environmental issues along the California coast. 

 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93306
 (661) 872-2256

The Museum focuses on preserving native California wildlife through education and research.

 UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
 (530) 752-9994 (Education)
 (530) 752-6091 (Rehabilitation)

The Raptor Center is run by the University of California at Davis. It provides a home to raptors who are too disabled to return to the wild and is also a rehabilitation center.

 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
 (949) 496-6171

Located inside of the Visitor Center, the aquarium contains five tanks and a tide pool.

 38420 Dos Cameos Dr
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 (760) 728-2226

The EFBG is a breeding facility for exotic birds that also takes an active role in conservation. It is home to many permanent exhibits.

 12040 North Seigler Rd
Middletown, CA 95461
 (707) 355-0638

The Zoo’s goal is to provide an environment where guests can view animals in a peaceful and spiritual setting.

 3718 60th Street West
Rosamond, CA 93560
 (661) 256-3793
 (611) 256-6867

FCC is a non-profit organization that houses over 70 of the worlds endangered cat species. The conservation center is both a breeding zoo and research facility.

 403 Stafford St
Folsom, CA 95630
 (916) 351-3527

The Zoo is home to 100 animals and provides a park like atmosphere for guests to appreciate the animals in.

 1451 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301
 (650) 326-6338

The mission of the zoo is to peak a child’s interest in the natural world in a scientific way. The zoo holds 50 species of animals, some of which are used in educational outreach programs.

 P.O. Box 800249
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
 (661) 296-2737

The GCC works to protect and conserve the highly endangered primate, the gibbon, through scientific research, breeding programs, and education.

Have Trunk Will Travel
 (951) 943-9227
 (951) 943-9563

Have Trunk Will Travel is a privately funded group with the mission of giving people an educational and recreational experience with elephants. The group travels to give educational shows, rides, as well as to attend special events in order to expose the public to elephants.

 1931 First Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
 (925) 935-1978

The Wildlife Museum is home to some native California species which could not be released back into the wild and also rehabilitates and releases wildlife.  Their goal is to promote conservation through educating the public.

 P.O. Box 2000
Lodi, CA 95241
 (209) 339-1096

The Zoo is home to many diverse animals and is host to many education and volunteer programs.

 400 River Rd
Salinas, CA 93908
 (831) 455-1901
 (831) 455-1902

The Ranch trains animals for films, education and more. It also provides a refuge for animals that are no longer able to participate in entertainment.

 595 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
 (805) 772-2647

Morro Bay Aquarium is a family owned non-profit rehabilitation center with a focus on sea lions and seal. At the aquarium, people have the opportunity to feed and view local marine life.

 424 Howe Dr
Crescent City, CA 95531-4396
 (707) 465-6265
 (707) 951-4722 (Seal Stranding Line)

With the goal of rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine mammals, the Center also promotes the importance of marine ecosystems and the organisms that live within them.

 304 Highway 101 South
Crescent City, CA 95531
 (707) 464-4900

Ocean World began as an aquarium built inside of a barge, with a window under the surface of the water to view the ocean ecosystems. Now, Ocean World is a tour-lead experience through the aquarium for a more intimate learning and entertainment experience.

 1 Irvine Park Rd
Orange, CA 92869
 (714) 973-6847

The Zoo focuses on the display and conservation of plants and animals native to southwest America.

 824 S. Wellesley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90049
 (310) 820-4906

The Orangutan Foundation International’s purpose is to aid the conservation of orangutans in the wild through research and also through rehabilitation of previously captive apes.

 38257 E. Kings Canyon Rd
Dunlap, CA. 93621
 (559) 338-3216

The Park is home to big cats which were chosen for research and education purposes.  It is not a rescue but aims to conserve big cats in their natural habitats.

 P.O. Box 1
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
 (310) 379-8117

The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium is a non-profit organization committed to fostering and promoting the public study of, and interest in, the oceans, tidelands, and beaches of Southern California, the marine life therein, and the impact of human population on that environment.

 524 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
 (408) 946-6548r
 (408) 946-9279
 jdemers@sfbbo.org Jill Bluso, Executive Director 

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through science and outreach.  The observatory has helped produce 29 years of scientific information on local bird populations.

 Long Marine Lab
100 Shaffer Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 (831) 459-3800

The Lab provides a place for field work, education programs and is also home to many permanent displays, including a blue whale skeleton.

 1001 Fairgrounds Dr SW
Vallejo, CA 94589
 (707) 644-4000

Inside of the theme park, there is an area dedicated to giving the public an up-close experience with the animal kingdom. They offer animal encounters and shows, as well as educational programs.

 2379 Maggio Circle - Unit C
Lodi, CA 95240
 (209) 369-7737

The Serpentarium is a privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2-story Museum, and Reptile Super Store. It offers one of the largest reptile and amphibian displays in the country.

 Humboldt State University
570 Ewing St
P.O. Box 690
Trinidad, CA 95570
 (707) 826-3671

The Telonicher Marine Laboratory provides an educational experience, as well as research, to the HSU student. It is also open to the public.

 4350 Constellation Rd
Lompoc Ca, 93436
 (805) 742-2888
 eisen.greg@lusd.org Aquarium Director

The Aquarium strives to provide a hands-on curriculum experience, along with tours, and promotes “global marine awareness.” It is located inside of Cabrillo High School.

 EFBC/FCC
3718 60th Street West
Rosamond, CA 93560
 (661) 256-3793

The Cat House’s goal is to preserve exotic cat species through education and also by providing a permanent home for abused or abandoned large cats.

 P.O. Box 620530
Woodside, CA 94062
 800-634-6273

The goal of the Foundation is to increase communication research between species and also to preserve and protect gorillas, both in captivity and in the wild.

 2000 Bunker Rd
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
 (415) 289-7325
 (415) 289-SEAL (Report Stranded Marine Mammal)
 stranded@tmmc.org (Report Stranded Marine Mammal)

The Center rescues and rehabilitates marine mammals with the vision of promoting marine habitat health and conservation. The Marine Mammal Center also seconds as a veterinary research hospital and education center.

 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
 (949) 496-2274
 (949) 496-4296

The mission of the Ocean Institute is to inspire all generations, through education, to become responsible stewards of our oceans. They strive to be the world's best experiential ocean educational organization.

 P.O. Box 189
Acton, CA 93510
 (661) 268-0380

The Roar Foundation provides sanctuary for mistreated exotic animals and is working for more legislation regarding the treatment of and trading of exotics.

 P.O. Box 191
Weimar, CA 95736
 (530) 878-2618
 (530) 878-8518

Wild Things, Inc. is dedicated to taking in and caring for animals who can no longer survive in the wild. The center also strives to promote conservation to the public.

 (818) 899-5201

The Waystation offers rehabilitation to native and exotic species and also provides a permanent home to those who cannot be released.

 9162 County Road 9 North
Mosca, CO 81146
 (719) 378-2612

The Farm is an educational facility and reptile refuge.

 4729 Twin Rocks Rd
Divide, CO 80814
 (719) 687-9742

Their missions: to educate the public through tours and programs about the importance or wolves, coyote, and fox to the ecosystem; educate the public about the importance of preservation and conservation of the forests, land, and water that supports wildlife, flora and fauna for future generations to apply; provide natural habitats and exceptional lives for the animals entrusted to their care since they cannot live in the wild.

 13388 County Rd 634
Westcliffe, CO 81252
 (719) 859-2157

Mission: Wolf is devoted to spreading the message of sustainability and recycling, as well as spreading awareness of the importance of wolves in ecosystems. It is a remote sanctuary in the mountains of Colorado.

 P.O. Box 8295
Pueblo, CO 81008
 (719) 549-2414

The Center is a rehabilitation facility and a wildlife observatory focused on education and conservation.

 1946 WCR 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643
 (303) 536-0118

The Sanctuary is a rescue for abused or abandoned exotic species, primarily big cats.  They are also a leading voice in conservation and legislation regarding exotic species.

 P.O. Box 1544
Laporte, CO 80535-1544
 (970) 416-9531

While not open to the public, W.O.L.F. Sanctuary is aided by a team of volunteers that help care for the animals that are rescued. The sanctuary also promotes the importance of wolves as a species.

 641 Struthers Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
 (970) 245-3288
 (970) 245-9001

The Gardens connect visitors with the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau by providing opportunities for education, science, conservation and community events.

 325 Cornwall Bridge Rd
Sharon, CT 06069
 860-364-0520

The Audubon Sharon is a wildlife rehabilitation which uses live and non-living exhibits and programs to educate the public about local conservation.

 2 Deer Run Rd
Farmington, CT 06032
 (860)678-8172

The Trust is a permanent home for hundreds of native and exotic waterfowl, many of which are endangered. The birds live in a natural environment and many that were born on the sanctuary and released come back to visit.

 109 Pequotsepos Rd
Mystic, CT, 06355
 (860) 536-1216
 (860) 536-2983

The Nature Center is a combination of a wildlife sanctuary, natural history museum, and educational facility highlighting the habitats of southeastern Connecticut.  Their mission is to inspire and nurture appreciation and scientific understanding of the natural world and foster a personal environmental ethic.

 404 Taconic Rd
Greenwich, CT 06831
 (203) 552-0677
 (203) 552-0184

The goal of the Aquarium is to educate the public about conservation of the local marine environments through exhibits and other scientific research.

 924 Blackbird Forest Rd
Clayton, DE 19938
 (302) 715-1326
 1101 Audubon Way
Maitland, FL 32751
 (407) 644-0190

The Center for Birds of Prey offers educational programs for people of all ages, and visitors can enjoy learning about the many amazing features of a bird of prey.

 1O525 Clapp Simms Duda Rd
Orlando, FL 32832
 (407) 568-5138

Back to Nature is a wildlife rescue which treats endangered, injured or orphaned animals with the goal of introducing them back into the wild.  They are also home to several animals which could not be released due to their injuries.

 12802 Easy St
Tampa, FL 33625
 (813) 920-4130

The Big Cat Rescue is home to exotic and native big cat species that were rescued from inhospitable conditions in people’s homes or road side zoos.  They are also home to many retirees. They work to educate the public about the dangers to both people and the cats about owning these animals in an effort to stop the abuse.

 3600 W. Sample Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
 (954) 977-4400

Butterfly World is a breeding and research facility for butterflies which also is host to several education programs and exhibits for the public.

 249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767
 (727) 441-1790

The Aquarium is home to many exhibits including bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and many more native species.

Discovery Reptiles
 7th St NW
Naples, FL 34120
 (239) 440-5307

Focusing on endangered reptile species, Discovery Reptiles is a traveling zoo that educates the public.

 61 Hawk's Cay Blvd
Duck Key, FL 33050
 (305) 289-0136

The Dolphin Connection is located within a resort and aims to educate the public about marine life through up close encounters.

 58901 Overseas Hwy
Grassy Key, FL 33050
 (305) 289-112

The Center is home to Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions, many of which were born at the Center or in other facilities.  The purpose of the center is to educate the public about the two species.  They are also a rescue facility for marine mammals in the local area.

 5262 Deer Springs Dr
Crestview, FL 32539
 (850) 682-3949

The Sasquatch Zoo provides a safe, happy environment for animals and visitors, a quality experience to all guests, and a fun and education place for schools and churches to take their children.

 40351 SW 192 Ave
Homestead, FL 33034
 (305) 247-2628
 (305) 248-9711

Containing more than 2000 alligators, the Alligator Farm also offers shows and tours with many different reptile species.

 26700 SW 8 St
P.O. Box 940275
Miami, FL 33194
 (305) 226-6923

The Park offers airboat tours, walking trails, exhibits and wildlife shows to educate people about the Everglade ecosystem.

 Just North off of Highway Route 528
Orlando, FL
 (407) 383-6766
 Lesurt99@aol.com (Leslie Rush)

Leslie Rush, the owner, has raised a number of exotic animals from birth and offers a hands-on experience for visitors.

 3750 S Flamingo Rd
Davie, FL 33330-1614
 (954) 473-2955

Flamingo Gardens provides a natural home for many species of birds, reptile, and mammals. Through its exhibits and wildlife shows, guests are educated on the importance of conservation.

 (305) 852-4486
Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary (Home to Our Non-Releasable Birds)
 93600 Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL 33070
Mission Wild Bird (Avian Hospital & Visitor Center)
 92080 Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL 33070

While taking care of both native and migratory birds, the Center strives to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured birds. It is also home to birds that cannot be released.

Florida’s Gulfarium
 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
 (850) 243-9046
 (800) 247-8575

The Gulfarium is home to both marine and non-marine dwelling species.  Their exhibits and shows are used to generate awareness about conservation of the marine ecosystem.

 640 NE 170th Ct
Silver Springs, FL 34488
 (352) 625-7377

Formerly known as Peace River Refuge & Ranch, the Rescue is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary that takes in and cares for abused, abandoned or seized exotic animals.

Gator Beach
 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
 (850) 654-4200
Gator Island
 1318 Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
 (850) 243-3833

Visitors can handle and take pictures with live alligators. They can also learn about the habitats and physiology of alligators.

 10665 N. US Hwy 27
Moore Haven, FL 33471
 (863) 675-0623

Gatorama is home to crocodiles, alligators and other native species of birds and mammals.  Shows are performed in the natural setting of the Florida Keys.

 14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
 (407)855-5496

Gatorland is a theme park and nature conservation area.  They are home to many native species, including birds, gators, and mammals.

 Green Meadows Farm, Ltd.
1368 South Poinciana Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34746
 (407) 846-0770

Green Meadows is a place for families to experience farm life through hands on interaction with farm animals including cows, pigs, and chickens.

 15412 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
 (850)234-5271

The Park educates the public about marine life through exhibits, shows, and interactions.

 1801 North Ocean Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
 (561) 544-8605

The Nature Center is promoting marine ecosystem awareness through research and education of the public through programs and exhibits.

 c/o White Oak Conservation Center
581705 White Oak Rd
Yulee, FL 32097

The International Rhino Foundation is working toward conserving rhinos in the wild through breeding, education and conservation programs. 

 26205 East Colonial Dr (State Rd 50)
Christmas, FL 32709
 (407) 568-2885
 1-877-4-A-GATOR

The Park is a natural home to many native species, including birds, mammals, and reptiles.  It hosts guided tours and also wildlife encounters to the public.

 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
 (305) 400-7000
 (305) 400-7291

Jungle Island entertains and educates the public about tropical animals through exhibits and shows.

 1 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
 (888) 544-5927

The Key West Aquarium offers hands-on interactions, tours, and feeding shows to the public.

 14200 US Hwy One
Juno Beach, FL 33408
 (561) 627-8280

The Loggerhead MarineLife Center of Juno Beach is home to a sea turtle hospital and several exhibits.

 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
 (305) 361-5705

The Miami Seaquarium educates the public about the marine ecosystem through interactions with wildlife, shows and also exhibits.  It is home to whales, dolphins, turtles, fish, seals and much more.

 14805 SW 216th St
Miami, FL 33170
 (305) 235-1611

Visitors are immersed into the natural habitats of the animals at Monkey Jungle.

 P.O. Box 249
Myakka City, FL 34251
 (941) 322-8494
 (941) 322-9264

The Lemur Conservation Foundation is a small non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive breeding, scientific research, education, and reintroduction.

 127 Conservation Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884
 (407) 938-0847
 (407) 938-0849

Natural Encounters, Inc. is a team of animal trainers that travel and train others on how to properly handle and train animals. They also teach others about enrichment, education program structure, and exhibit design.

 14611 Southern Blvd
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
 (561) 790-5864

The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation works for conservation through breeding programs and protection of exotic species.

 5705 East Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy
St. Cloud, FL 34771
 (407) 892-6905

The Serpentarium is home to many species of snakes and other reptiles. It also seconds as a venom factory.

 3701 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34234
 (941) 355-5305

The Sarasota Jungle Gardens are home to tropical species, many of which were donated by rescues or pet owners. Through shows, exhibits and hands-on interactions, the gardens educate the public about conservation.

 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
 (941) 388-3010

Save Our Seabirds is a working bird hospital and rehabilitation facility.  It is also home to many birds who could not be released back into the wild.

 8449 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
 (866) 622-0607

Visitors of all ages can learn about a variety of marine organisms and ecosystems in an immersive and hands-on environment.

 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd
Silver Springs, FL 34488
 (352) 261-5840

Silver Springs State Park is home to alligators, mammals, birds, and reptiles, many of which are native to the Florida area.

 3945 Museum Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32310
 (850) 576-1636
 (850) 575-8684

The Museum features wildlife native to the Florida ecosystems. It also features guest animals.

 1316 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040
 (305) 296-2988

Immersing guests in an environment full of birds, butterflies, and plants, the Conservatory educates its visitors on the many aspects that make up a butterfly’s life.

 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
 (850) 932-2229

The Zoo Northwest Flordia offers many exhibits, a wildlife preserve, and also some opportunities for interaction with the animals.

 84721 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
 (305) 664-2431

The Theatre of the Sea is an educational facility that puts on hands-on shows with dolphins, sea lions and much more.

 32330 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141
 (800) 282-2781

Wooten's gives Everglades tours and is also home to a wildlife park with native and exotic species.

 9008 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
 (850) 230-1243

ZooWorld Zoological & Botanical Park is a non-profit educational facility that houses over 260 exotic and endangered species; people will get the opportunity to view animals closely in their natural setting.

 Millen, GA
 (386) 467-2374
 (386) 467-8108

The Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium contributes aquatic resources to partners in need. The center also gives refuge to aquatic species that fall under the categories of endangered or threatened.

 6300 Cochran Mill Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268
 (770) 306-0914
 (770) 306-8463

The Cochran Mill Nature Center is a private, non-profit, environmental education facility and is home to a large collection of non-releasable reptiles and birds of prey.  The Center encourages community awareness and active environmental stewardship through education and wildlife rehabilitation programs.

 117 Pine Ave
Albany, GA 31701
 (229) 639-2650
 (229) 639-2707

In the wake of a devastating Georgia flood in 1994, the Flint RiverQuarium was created to monitor the environmental conditions within the Flint River Basin. The Flint RiverQuarium also educates the public on the importance of conserving our natural resources.

 P.O. Box 2291
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
 (706) 374-5109

Gorilla Haven wants to make every captive gorilla’s life as enriched and natural as possible through husbandry and research and to promote education about gorilla conservation in zoos and the wild.

 2912 Paradise Valley Rd
Cleveland, GA 30528
 (706) 348-7279

They offer hundreds of exotic, rare and farm animals which are available for viewing and hands on encounters.

 711 Sandtown Rd
Savannah, GA 31410
 (912) 395-1212

Their mission is to provide their guests with memorable experiences to help them make stronger connections to the natural world.

 P.O. Box 423
Waycross, GA 31502-0423
 (912) 287-0090

This is a nature center with exhibits of both living and non-living native and exotic species.

 P.O. Box 2140
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
 (706) 851-8170

Project Chimps is a 236-acre refuge for chimpanzees used for biomedical research. They fundraise in order to feed and enrich the chimpanzees within their care. Project Chimps is not open to the public but does offer educational tours through their facility for those who are interested.

 30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411
 (912) 598-2496
 (912) 598-2302

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium offers off shore to in shore areas, exploring exhibits displaying marine animals typical of the habitats found along the Georgia coast. Fifteen (soon to be sixteen) exhibit tanks house live animals that represent numerous species of fish, turtles, and invertebrates.

 3766 Old Clyattville Rd
Valdosta, GA 31601
 (229) 219-7080

Wild Adventures Theme Park combines an amusement park with a zoological experience, providing visitors with thrill rides as well as exotic animals. 

 1300 Oak Grove Rd
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
 (706) 663-8744

The Wild Animal Safari combines guided tours with hands-on experience with exotic animals.

 151 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
 (808) 971-7171

The mission of the Honolulu Zoo is to inspire stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to their guests. The Zoo emphasizes Pacific tropical island ecosystems and our traditional values of malama (caring) and ho`okipa (hospitality).

 192 Ma’alaea Rd
Wailuku, HI 96793
 (808) 270-7000

From the smallest coral polyp to the seven-foot sandbar shark, the intricate wonders of Hawai'i's ocean are showcased in over 60 indoor and outdoor exhibits at Maui Ocean Center. Each exhibit features marine animals living in habitats closely resembling their own natural environment.

 500A Haloa Rd
Haiku, Maui, HI 96708
 (808) 572-8089

The Pacific Primate Sanctuary Inc. is a non-profit organization providing care to New World monkeys rescued from research labs, private owners, and other situations of abuse and improper care.

 Hwy 11 to Stainback Hwy
Hilo, HI 96720
 (808) 959-9233

A smaller zoo with a variety of native rainforest species. Their main focus is their petting zoo and their avian species.

 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy #7
Waimanalo, HI 96795
 (808) 259-2500

Sea Life Park Hawaii offers hands on interaction with sea life including dolphins, sea lions, and sea turtles.

 2777 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
 (808) 923-1771

The Aquarium promotes the preservation of Pacific marine life through research, exhibits, and education of the public.

 64 N. Cole Rd
Boise, ID 83704
 (208) 375-1932
 frontdesk@aquariumboise.net (General Questions)

The Aquarium of Boise's main focus is to educate the public to fuel the inspiration to care for all terrestrial and aquatic animals. They also strive to be a leader in the “conservation and repopulation of endangered species.”

 5668 West Flying Hawk Ln
Boise, ID 83709
 (208) 362-8687

The Peregrine Fund aims to preserve the populations of native and non-native raptors through exhibits, demonstrations, research, and interaction.

 1721 Forest Rd
Winchester, ID 83555
 (888) 422-1110

The Wolf Education & Research Center focuses on research revolving around the gray wolf and how the species exists in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The Center also provides education on the wolves to the visiting public; focusing on their ecological importance and the relationship between the wolves and humans.

 6010 S Bear World Rd
Rexburg, ID 83440
 (208) 359-9688

Yellowstone Bear World allows cars to tour through the Park and have up close interactions with wildlife including bison and bears. Animals can also be seen on exhibit in the Park.

 2900 South 2nd Ave
Pocatello, ID
 (208) 234-6264
 jsepich@pocatello.us (Jerry Sepich, Director of Parks & Recreation)

Zoo Idaho will develop, improve, manage, and maintain facilities and programs to increase the public's knowledge of and appreciation for native North American Wildlife.  The zoo is dedicated to educating and motivating the public to become active stewards of the environment through their support of habitat preservation and wildlife conservation worldwide.

 17732 N. Dairy Farm Rd
 Smithfield, IL 61477
 (309) 783-2112

Brown’s Oakridge Zoo is a family owned and operated non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of animals, and the educational and therapeutic benefits they can bring to humans.

Hickory Shadows Zoo
 9370 East Radius Rd
Mt. Vernon, IL
 (618) 224-4324

Hickory Shadows Zoo is a non-profit organization that provides animal rescue and public education pertaining to wildlife and exotic animals. The goal of the organization is to provide the rehabilitation and rescue of animals.

 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd
Coal Valley, IL 61240
 (309) 799-3482

Niabi Zoo is home to 140 different species and gives visitors an interactive animal experience.

 1000 Ray Moses Dr
Aurora, IL 60505
 (630) 978-4755
 rjohnson@aurora-il.org (Randy Johnson, Zoo Manager)

The Phillips Park Zoo is home to many exotic animals and works to educate the public about their animals through exhibits and interaction.

 601 Dundee Ave
East Dundee, IL 60118
 (847) 426-6751

Santa's Village Azoosment Park is part of a larger amusement park and includes over 200 animals to create a hands-on educational and recreational environment.

 3826 N. Taylor Rd
Hanna City, IL 61536
 (309) 676-0998

The Wildlife Prairie Park is home to ambassadors of the prairie’s native species and displays them in a natural setting in an effort to educate the public.

 525 S. Park Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
 (630) 942-6200

Willowbrook Wildlife Center is a rehabilitation center and is also home to many native animals which could not be released back into the wild. The facility educates the public about these native species through exhibits, demonstrations, and interaction.

 1426 W. 300 N.
P.O. Box 02
Albion, IN 46701
 (260) 636-7383

The Black Pine Animal Park is a non-profit “last-chance” home for exotic animals who were rescued from abusive situations. The facility educates the public about pet ownership, exotic and endangered species.

 1915 Scott St
Lafayette, IN 47904
 (765) 807-1540

Columbian Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Indiana dating back to 1908. It is home to over 190 animals representing nearly 90 different species. The Zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.

 2221 E. Ashboro Rd
Center Point, IN 47840
 (812) 835-1130

The Exotic Feline Rescue Center provides a permanent home to exotic cats who have been abused, abandoned, or cannot be released back into the wild. The Center also educates the public about these cats.

 115 Lakeshore Dr
Michigan City, IN 46360
 Phone: (219) 873-1510
 jmartinez@washingtonparkzoo.com (Johnny Martinez, Zoo Director)

The Washington Park Zoo is home to over 200 animals. The Zoo aims to educate the public through display and programs while also providing a fun and safe experience for both the public and the animals.

 4004 East 800 North
Battle Ground, IN 47920
 (765) 567-2265

Wolf Park is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to behavioral research, education and conservation, with the objective of improving the public's understanding of wolves and the value they provide to our environment.

 440 Science II
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
 (515) 294-4537

The Iowa State Insect Zoo strives to educate the public about insects. They offer programs for school and non-school groups that incorporates a hands-on learning experience with insects and other arthropods.

 29862 Osborne Rd
Elkader, IA 52043
 (563) 245-1516

Their mission is to promote the health and general welfare of the people and to encourage preservation, conservation, education, and recreation through responsible use and appreciation of our natural resources and cultural heritage.

 12201 N Cascade Rd
Dubuque, IA
 (563) 588-2551

Storybook Hill Children’s Zoo was established in 1976 in partnership with the Optimists Clubs of Dubuque, as an effort to increase the knowledge and understanding of common animals among the people of Dubuque. The Zoo is a replica of an American farm from the 1940’s and contains a wide variety of animals that a person visiting this time period might see on an actual farm.

 2200 Main St
Great Bend, KS 67530
 (620) 793-4226

The Brit Spaugh Zoo is dedicated to the conservation, preservation and rescue of animals, and the education and entertainment of children and adults. The Zoo includes over 100 species of animals, a raptor center, and an aquarium.

 3783 K68 Hwy
Louisburg, KS 66053
 (816) 739-0363 (Bettie Auch, Senior Curator)
 (913) 837-5515 (General)

Cedar Cove Feline Conservancy & Education Center is a non-profit center whose mission is to educate the public about the importance of conserving big cat species. Education also revolves around the behavior, physiology, and habitats of these species.

 2259 S 9th St
Salina, KS 67401
 (785) 825-7733

The Kansas Fishes Aquarium in the Central Mall is a unique and educational attraction representative of a living and dynamic Kansas fish community. The largest freestanding tank display in the state, the aquarium features a wide variety of mid-western fishes in a naturalistic setting. The simulated mud bank backdrop and trees from area rivers recreate a typical Kansas water habitat.

 927 North 343rd St West
Cheney, KS 67025
 (316) 393-0710 (Ken Lockwood, Program Director)

The Eagle Valley Raptor Center is devoted to rehabilitating the native Kansas birds of prey. They provide a safe home for hawks, owls, and eagles that are not able to be re-released into the wild.

 7910 N. Roy L. Smith Rd
Nickerson, KS 67561
 (888) 489-8039

The Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm combines a bed and breakfast experience with an educational tour of its domestic and exotic animals.

 Kansas State University
1500 Denison Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506
 (785) 532-BUGS

The K-State Insect Zoo aims to create an interactive experience for visitors while trying to create a more positive outlook and a better understanding of the importance of the insect world.

 2730 Harper St
Lawrence, KS 66046
 (785) 832-7980

The Prairie Park Nature Center promotes the importance of conservation through a hands-on environmental experience with the animal ambassadors they house. They also stress the idea of the importance of leaving the wild in the wild, and not taking wild animals as pets. The Center is free to all visitors.

 Oak & Park St
P.O. Box 9
Independence, KS 67301
 barbb@independenceks.gov (Barb Beurskens, Park and Zoo Director)

The Zoo is funded by the city of Independence. It houses a variety of species that consist mostly of grazer because they are compatible with Kansas climate.

 1751A CR 1425
Caney, KS 67333
 (620) 515-2885
 (620) 879-2885

The mission of the Safari Zoological Park is to show the awesomeness of our God in the individual wonder and uniqueness of all His creation. That He has revealed to us through nature and creation that we are more than an evolved matter over millions of years, but made fearfully and wonderfully in His image, with an eternal soul. That through the will of free choice man brought sin into the world, but by the love of God, he redeemed man back to himself through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.

 1000 S. Hawkins Ln
Goddard, KS 67052
 (316) 794-8954

Tanganyika Wildlife Park provides education to the public through exhibits, programs, and interactions while increasing the populations of many species through breeding programs.

 130 4th Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801
 (620) 225-8163

Wright Park Zoo is a free experience in an old western setting that contains an aviary, as well as a few exotic animal species.

 P.O. Box 189
3700 L & N Turnpike Rd
Horse Cave, KY 42749
 (800) 762-2869

Kentucky Down Under provides a native Australia experience in Kentucky.  It educates the public about the Australian animals and culture.

 200 L&E Railroad
Slade, KY 40376
 (606) 663-9160
 (606) 663-6917

At the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, the animals are very diverse. Exhibit animals range from an 18-foot reticulated python, the largest resident, to many types of venomous snakes such as cobras, vipers, and rattlesnakes, to an alligator. One of the favorite areas for kids is Turtle Tracks, where both tortoises and aquatic turtles can be seen.

 13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047
 (318) 925-9575

Chimpanzee Haven provides a permanent home to primates who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, medical research, or was surrendered by private owners.

 11441 US HWY 80
Greenwood, LA 71033
 (318) 938-1199

Gators and Friends Alligator Park & Exotic Zoo was created to increase awareness among the public of different types of animals, their habitat, lifestyle, and survival techniques. The mission of the zoo is to present an educational and interactive animal adventure like no other. Education is the key to preserving these animals for future generations to enjoy.

 26389 Hwy 40
Folsom, LA 70437
 (985) 796-3585

The Global Wildlife Center is a free-roaming wildlife preserve which offers safari tours through the park.

 1405 Bernstein Park Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
 (318) 329-2400
 kim.bachus@ci.monroe.la.us (Kimberly Bachus, Education Curator)

The Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo is home to native and exotic species.

 8 Hobby Newton Rd
Epps, LA 71237
 (318) 878-3634

Wild Country Safari Park provides a hands-on learning experience while feeding exotic animals from around the world.

 116 Lakeview Dr
Broussard, LA 70518
 (337) 837-4325

The Zoosiana (Zoo of Acadiana) is home to exotic and native species and provide encounters with their animals and keepers.

 P.O. Box 84
Mount Desert, ME 04660
 (207) 667-3244

The Acadia Zoological Park - Kisma Preserve organization firmly believes that knowledge is strength. By caring deeply and giving a home to these unique animals they open a door to understanding a species. When someone looks through that door and begins to care about a species the next logical step is the habitat and the ecosystem and ultimately our world. The Kisma Preserve cares for each creature as an individual and hopes, perhaps idealistically, that will inspire others to care on some level as well.

 918 Pond Rd
Mount Vernon, ME 04352
 (207) 293-2837

DEW Haven is home to over 200 animals rescued or surrendered to the organization. The animals are ambassadors to the public to educate about the importance of preserving species. The DEW Haven offers tours to get an up-close experience with the exotic species.

 350 Commerical St
Portland, ME 04101
 (207) 772-2321
 (207) 772-6855

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Community programs are uniquely situated at the intersection of marine science and industry. At the heart of their mission, the programs provide a specialized, innovative, and responsive array of work that speaks to the challenges and opportunities in the Gulf of Maine.

 P.O. Box 1735
Rockland, ME 04841
 (207) 594-0600

The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge contains more than 50 offshore islands and four coastal parcels. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the refuge complex as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.  The Maine Coastal Islands Refuge is restoring and managing colonies of nesting seabirds. In addition to seabirds, wading birds and bald eagles nest on refuge islands. The mainland divisions provide habitat for songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl, as well as opportunities for bird watching and hiking.

 194 McKown Point Rd
W. Boothbay Harbor, ME
 (207) 633-9559

The Maine State Aquarium exhibits a variety of sportfish that are of major interest to anglers. At center stage is an 850-gallon tank that is filled with sharks and skates. Experience the thrill of petting a live shark and discover the roughness of a skate's skin.

 56 Game Farm Rd
Gray, ME 04039
 (207) 657-4977

The Maine Wildlife Park is home to native species of the area and is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife.

 Bar Harbor Site
1351 State Route 3
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
 (207) 288-5005

The Mount Desert Oceanarium is an interactive and educational aquarium focused on the natural habitat surrounding the area.

 Milford, ME 04461
 207-454-7161
 207-454-2550

The Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge protects the second-largest peatland in Maine and consists of a wide variety of different wetland environments. These habitats are home to plants, birds, mollusks, and invertebrates that are listed as endangered.

 Route 1
York Beach, ME 03910
 (207) 363-4911

The York's Wild Kingdom & Amusement Park is home to domestic and exotic species of animals. The facility is a combined amusement park and zoo.

 2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
 (410) 228-2677

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 25,000 acres on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore.  As a major stop on the Atlantic Flyway, Blackwater is a vital haven for waterfowl, as well as a sanctuary for the American bald eagle, the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, and the peregrine falcon.

 P.O. Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
 (410) 326-2042

The Calvert Marine Museum provides an educational experience revolving around Maryland marine wildlife. They are dedicated to the presentation of their three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent the Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters.

 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
 (301) 271-3180

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo is focused on exhibiting, breeding and educating people about exotic and endangered species.

 580 Taylor Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
 (877) 620-8DNR

The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary is the wintering ground for Canada geese and closes during their migration period in order to preserve their movements. It is also home to hiking trails, tours, and a visiting center to educate on preserved and live animals.

 95 Knight House Ln
Earleville, MD 21919
 (410) 275-9423

The Painted Sky Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill raises and sells huacaya alpacas, which they selectively breed to ensure healthy genetics. They also offer tours of the farm for visitors.

 Suite 4039 12100 Beech Forest Rd
Laurel, MD 20708-4039
 (301) 497-5500

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's mission is to excel in wildlife and natural resource science, providing the information needed to better manage the nation's biological resources.

 1416 Telegraph Rd
Rising Sun, MD 21911
 (410) 658-6850

The Plumpton Park Zoo is home to many exotic and native species.

 10105 Cottage Ln NE
Cumberland, MD 21502
 (301) 724-2400

The Tri-State Zoological Park offers over 30 species of exotics. It’s one of their greatest passions to encourage young minds’ curiosity about animals and conservation. The Zoological Park is unique in that they want all of their guests to experience our animals up-close and personal.

 336 Sugar Rd
Bolton, MA 01740
 (978) 779-8988

This privately owned animal rescue center is devoted to providing a safe home for abandoned and neglected animals. These animals are a part of an educational mission.

 208 South Great Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773
 (781) 259-9500

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary gives the experience of a working farm, as well as a wildlife sanctuary all in one. It is also home to hiking trails to view the area’s wildlife.

 62 Nash Hill Rd
Ludlow, Ma. 01056
 (413) 583-8370

Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty, and interdependence of all living things.

 28 Washington St
Nantucket, MA 02554
 (508) 228-5387

Locally-collected specimens (released back into the wild at the end of the season) are on exhibit. Displays are always changing and include anything from seahorses to octopuses to sharks.  Touch tank, home to crabs, clams, baby horseshoe crabs, and more let people experience the ecosystem.

 P.O. Box 269, 120 Main St
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0269
 (508) 743-9888
 (508) 759-5477

The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center.  The National Marine Life Center is dedicated to rehabilitating for release stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, and to advancing scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.

 2 Southwick St
Mendon, MA
 (800) 258-9182

The Southwick's Zoo is home to over a hundred species of animals, both exotic and native. It provides opportunities for guests to encounter wildlife.

 39 South St (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
 (413) 443-7171

On the ground level of the Berkshire Museum, there are many exhibits displaying aquatic and marine fish species along with reptiles and amphibians.

 120 Tyngsboro Rd
Westford, MA 01886
 (978) 392-0955

The Butterfly Place is a large walk through garden that is home to hundreds of free flying butterflies of many different species.

 P.O. Box 80295
302 Sumner Ave
Springfield, MA 01138
 (413) 733-2251

The Zoo in Forest Park is a nonprofit organization governed by the Forest Park Zoological Society. Situated in Forest Park, a 735-acre woodland park in Springfield, the Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America. The Zoo is dedicated to wildlife education and offers a variety of educational programs and special events for children and adults.

 291 State Hwy, Route 6
South Wellfleet, MA 02663
 (508) 349-2615

The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is home to nature trails and a “green” nature center devoted to conserving energy. The Sanctuary holds aquariums containing local plants and animals from different types of ecosystems.

 114 Essex Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938
 (978) 356-0216

Wolf Hollow, also known as North American Wolf Foundation, is a haven for gray wolves. They are dedicated to protecting the wolves with the increased political tug of war surrounding the species.

 166 Water St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
 (508) 495-2001

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is home to touch tanks, research stations, non-living, and living exhibits and allows for up close encounters with marine life.

 365 Elmwood St
North Attleboro, MA 02760 
 (508) 699-0129
 astanovitch@nattleboro.com (Allison Stanovitch, Zookeeper)

The WWI Memorial Park & Zoo is home to nature trails, a playground area, and a zoo that houses donkeys, goats, llamas and more.

 900 Inselruhe Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
 (313) 402-0466

As the oldest aquarium in the country, the Belle Isle Aquarium serves as a historical aquarium attraction to Detroit. Reopened in 2012, the aquarium continues to restore exhibits while preserving the history of the establishment.

 176 Lakeside Dr
Detroit, MI 48207
 (313) 852-4056

The Belle Isle Nature Zoo brings native Michigan species, as well as a couple of exotics, to the metro Detroit area.

 8313 Pratt Lake SE
Alto, MI 49302
 (616) 868-6711

The Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park has a variety of exotic animals and offers hands-on experiences to visitors.

 1698 M-66
Athens, MI 49011
 (269) 729-4802

Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary & Zoological Gardens is a reptile rescue zoo, a place where all reptile and amphibians find a safe haven and proper care needed to live out their lives safely and securely. The goal of the sanctuary is to create a hands-on and up-close opportunity for people to observe the animals in a semi-natural environment.

 1540 W. US 2
St. Ignace, MI 49781
 (906) 643-7760

Deer Ranch offers feeding and photograph opportunities with native whitetail deer.

 7850 14 Mile Rd
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
 Phone Number
(616) 863-3337

Deer Tracks Junction offers bottle feeding and hands-on experiences with cattle, pigs, and other farm animals.

 N5406 County Rd 577
Wallace, MI 49893
 (906) 788-4093

The DeYoung Zoo is home to over 400 animals from around the world and presents them to the public in natural settings.

 1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
 (888) 957-1580

The Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is home to both butterflies and tropical bird species. These animals represent 500 species from five different continents.

 9104 U.S. 2
Naubinway, MI 49762
 (906) 477-1085

The Garlyn Zoological Park is home to many native, domestic and exotic animals which are displayed in a natural setting.

 1005 Triangle Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843
 (517) 546-0249

The Wild Wonders Wildlife Park at the Howell Conference & Nature Center was born from our mission to help injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public to become better stewards of our natural world. The Park provides a permanent home for birds and mammals that cannot be returned to the wild due to an injury or being too tame.

 2744 Consear Rd
Lambertville, MI 48144
 (734) 224-0390

Indian Creek Zoo is home to a variety of exotic and domestic animals.

 4180 West M-20
New Era, MI 49446
 (231) 861-5730

Lewis Farm doubles as a farmers market and a petting zoo with a variety of animals, both native and exotic.

 3637 Morrice Rd
Webberville, MI 48892
 (517) 881-9142

Northfork Farms & Outback offers riding lessons, as well as a hands-on experience with both domestic and exotic animals in their petting zoo.

 39221 Woodward Ave
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
 (248) 645-3232

Bat Zone at the Organization for Conservation is a haven for rehabilitated bats and other nocturnal animals, as well as those born in captivity. Bat Zone is devoted to educating the public about these creatures.

 13814 County Rd 407 (H-37)
Newberry, MI 49868
 (906) 293-3147

Home to 29 bears, Oswald Bear Ranch serves as a haven for rescued bear cubs. They also use this opportunity to educate the public on Michigan’s bears.

 6327 N M 18
Roscommon, MI 48653
 (989) 275-4500

The Roscommon Zoo is home to domestic, native and exotic animals.

 6490 Mowerson Rd
Brown City, MI 48416
 (810) 378-4991
 (810) 378-5320

Summer Winds Farms Sanctuary is home to exotic species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. All of their animals are rescued and are ambassadors for educating the public.

 P.O. Box 296
296 Mcgulpin St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
 (906) 847-3972

The Butterfly House exhibits butterflies from the Americas, Asia, and Africa.

 P.O. Box 445
3001 Earhart Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
 (734) 998-0182

The Domino's Farm is a petting farm also devoted to educating the public on the history of Michigan’s agriculture.

 12685 East C Ave
Augusta, MI 49012
 (269) 671-2510

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is home to many permanent residents representing many different species. It is also a popular resting ground for wild birds.

 11721 Gera Rd
Birch Run, MI 48415

Offering a zoo experience within a nature trail setting, Wilderness Trails Zoo gives a close-up encounter with exotic animal species.

 353 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
 (218) 740-2020

The Great Lakes Aquarium displays aquatic and marine species both native and exotic in their natural settings.

 County Rd 39
P.O. Box 262
Freeport, MN 56331
 (320) 836-2426

The Hemker Wildlife Park is home to several species of North American hoofstock and tropical penguins.

 1396 Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731-8129
 (218) 365-4695

The International Wolf Center works to conserve and protect wolves in the wild through the exhibition of a wolf pack and also through non-living displays which educate the public.

 3857 Animal Land Dr SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
 (218) 759-1533

Minnesota’s largest wildlife park and petting zoo, Paul Bunyan Animal Land houses almost 100 animals from all over the world.

Pine Grove Park & Zoo
 1200 W Bdwy
Little Falls, MN 56345
 (320) 616-5595

The Pine Grove Park & Zoo promotes environmental education and conservation while creating a progressive zoological park in central Minnesota. They wish to have families and individuals live their lives with passionate respect for the entire realm of the natural world.

 Alexander Ramsey Park
901 Cook St
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
 (507) 644-2333

The Ramsey Park Zoo is home to buffalo, elk, deer, prairie dogs, and numerous species of upland game and waterfowl.

 3297 County Rd 45 N
Owatonna, MN 55060
 (888) 472-3966

The Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo has one of the world’s largest reptile displays and is an opportunity for a fun family adventure. The zoo is home to over 150 kinds of animals from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic recreations of their native environments.

 8493 State Hwy 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
 (218) 454-1662

The mission of Safari North Wildlife Park is to promote conservation and preservation through safe, affordable, and memorable experiences with a quality recreational and educational environment dedicated to wildlife care and conservation.

 120 East Bdwy
Bloomington, MN 55425
 (952) 883-0202

SEA LIFE Mall of America is home to exhibits including a shark tunnel encounter and a touch pool.

 100 85th Ave NW
Fridley, MN 55432
 (763) 572-3588

Many animals make their home at Springbrook Nature Center. Most live in the forest, prairie, savannah, and wetlands of the park. A few enjoy an easy, dependent (on humans) life style in the exhibits of the Interpretive Center. Human visitors are welcome to visit and appreciate both groups of our animals. 

 University of Minnesota
1920 Fitch Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55108
 (612) 624-4745

The Raptor Center is a leading force in raptor research and is also home to nearly 30 education raptors which are on exhibit to the public.

 American Bear Association
P.O. Box 77
12541 Nett Lake Rd
Orr, MN 55771
 (218) 757-0172

The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary promotes education surrounding black bears, so that we may better understand them. This understanding will lead to a larger appreciation and tolerance of this predator species.

 5463 West Bdwy
Forest Lake, MN 55025
 (651) 464-3993

The Wildlife Science Center is home to many North American species and strives to conserve endangered species and their habitat.

 5731 County Rd 105 NW
Byron, MN 55920
 (507) 775-2451

The Zollman Zoo is home to over 30 species native to Minnesota. The animals are rescues, as well as surplus animals from other facilities.

 107 South 17th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
 (601) 545-4576

The Hattiesburg Zoo is home to more than 55 species of animals from five continents, and also has many interactive areas in their facility.

 2918 West Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39209
 (601) 352-2580

The Jackson Zoo is home to over 200 species from around the world. The Zoo also participates in many conservation movements.

 28 Yazoo Refuge Rd
Hollandale, MS 38748
 (662) 839-2638
 (662) 839-2619

The Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex is the largest refuge complex in the state of Mississippi. It provides vital habitat for fish and wildlife in the Delta region.

 2272 North Coley Rd
Tupelo, MS 38803
 (662) 844-8709
 (662) 844-8850

The Tupelo Buffalo Park &Zoo features a variety of exotic animals from around the world, an interactive petting zoo, and multiple attractions that allow the people to get up close and personal with wild animals.

 13187 State Hwy M
Wright City, MO 63390
 (636) 745-3031

The Park is a family-oriented attraction that allows guests to feed and interact with some of the animals. The park holds over 60 animal species.

 6750 Tyson Valley Rd
Eureka, MO 63025
 (636) 938-5900

The purpose of the Endangered Wolf Center is to educate the public on the world’s endangered wolf species by providing an engaging experience. They also thrive to spread awareness through social media to reach a larger audience.

 10501 Gravois Rd
St. Louis, MO 63123
 (314) 843-1700

Grant Farm is home many species, both domestic and exotic, of hoofstock.

 Swope Park
4701 East Gregory Blvd
Kansas City, MO
 (816) 513-8960

Lakeside Nature Center is located within Swope Park which also surrounds the Kansas City Zoo. Lakeside Nature Center provides educational and recreational activities focusing on environmental awareness and conservation of native plants and animals and their habitats.

 2763 County Rd 618
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
 (573) 243-7862
 (573) 243-8616

Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo that allows guests to get up close and personal with a number of exotic animal species. The park holds over 50 species of animals.

 32297 Hwy 86
Eagle Rock, MO 65641
 (417) 271-3324

The Promised Land Zoo is home to a drive through safari, a petting zoo, and over 500 animals.

 Faust Park
15193 Olive Blvd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
 (636) 530-0076
 (636) 530-1516

More than a thousand live tropical butterflies fly freely in the glass conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House & Education Center. Watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis right before your eyes. Or go outside and visit native and migrating species in the Butterfly Garden.

 4106 W. Hwy 76
Branson, MO 65616
 (417) 332-2232

The Butterfly Palace offers a walk through jungle experience with live butterflies from around the world. Also located near the palace is an insect zoo, exhibiting exotic insects.

 124 Jungle Dr
Stafford, MO 65757
 (417) 859-5300

The Wild Animal Safari offers a drive through safari option to see some of the larger, more dangerous animals and also a walk through area where the smaller, gentler animals can be observed.

 500 W Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807
 (417) 890-9453
 (417) 890-9278

The mission of Wonders of Life is to educate, inform, and entertain visitors concerning the value of fish and wildlife; to help them appreciate our heritage of hunting; and fishing and to motivate their personal involvement in the conservation of our outdoor resources.

 701 North 15th St, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63103
 (314) 647-6011
 (314) 647-7874

The mission of World Aquarium is to present, promote and protect the world of water. They fulfill their mission through education, exhibits, conservation programming and research projects.

 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd
Valley Park, MO 63088
 (636) 861-3225

The mission of World Bird Sanctuary is to preserve the earth s biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. They work to fulfill this mission through education, propagation, field studies, and rehabilitation.

Beartooth Nature Center
 P.O. Box 675
Red Lodge, MT 59068 
 (406) 446-1133

The Beartooth Nature Center is devoted to providing a home to animals that can no longer be released back into the wild. These animals have become ambassadors to educate the public on the importance of conserving Montana’s wildlife.

 80 Bozeman Hill Rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
 (406) 586-8893

The Montana Grizzly Encounter is home to grizzly bears that have been rescued from poor captive environments and cannot be released back into the wild. The Institution’s mission is to educate the public on the importance of the conservation of bears in their natural habitats.

 P.O. Box 250
Florence, MT 59833

The Raptors of the Rockies Institution is devoted to providing a safe home for injured raptor species, to educate through the use of live birds, and to promote conservation of these species and their habitats.

 2100 S Shiloh Rd
Billings, MT 59106
 (406) 652-8100
 (406) 652-9281

The mission of ZooMontana is to create for their visitors an enjoyable, recreational and educational experience while providing quality care for the animal and plant collections and appropriate propagation programs for species that are needed.

 21502 West Hwy 31
Gretna, NE 68028
 (402) 332-3901

Aksarben Aquarium & Outdoor Education Center houses 12 display tanks arranged in a circular pattern that include various species of fish, reptile, and amphibians.

 P.O. Box 55
Gurley, NE 69141
 (308) 884-2371

The McRoberts Game Farm’s main focus is the continuation of exotic breeding that was started by their founder, Jerry McRoberts. They want to maintain his legacy, as well as continue to share their animals with the public.

 2740 A St
Lincoln, NE 68502
 (402) 441-7847

Pioneers Park Nature Center interprets the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; promotes the enjoyment, appreciation, and awareness of our natural environment; practices and fosters a conservation ethic; and provides a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.

 1265 Deerlodge Rd
Reno, NV 89506
 (775) 970-3111
 (866) 366-5771

It is Animal Ark's belief that wild animals belong in the wild and for those animals that are not capable of surviving in the wild on their own, they have the power to represent their wild cousins and educate people about the importance environmental stewardship.

 16395 Bonnie Springs Rd
Blue Diamond, NV 89004
 (702) 875-4191

The Bonnie Springs Ranch Petting Zoo offers families an exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with native & exotic animals. The petting zoo on the property of Bonnie Springs Ranch is now non-profit.

 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
 (702) 733-3111

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is a tropical paradise to over 300 birds who call the habitat home as well as turtles and koi fish.

 10200 North Virginia St
Reno, NV 89508
 (775) 677-1104

The Sierra Safari Zoo is home to many different species of animals and is staffed completely by volunteers.

 3400 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
 (702) 791-7188

They are compelled to create a safe environment – an environment in which these animals could live in serenity.

 P.O. Box 336
Fallon, NV 89407
 (775) 423-8309

Tiger Touch is an exotic feline sanctuary.

 382 Bruner Ave
Henderson, NV 89044
 (702) 595-6666

The Lion Habitat Ranch strives to connect the public with lions in the hopes of raising awareness to protect wild lion habitats.

 P.O. Box 184
Imlay, NV 89418
 (775) 538-7093

Located in a solar-powered, “green” facility, Safe Haven is a wildlife refuge for animals that can no longer be released into the wild. They also provide educational and outreach programs to the public.  “Safe Haven primarily receives placement requests from local, state and federal agencies, law enforcement services, veterinarians and citizens.”

 8103 Racel St
Las Vegas, NV 89131
 (702) 645-4224

Gilcrease is a sanctuary for rescued animals of all species that provides recreational and educational opportunities for the visitors.

 Silverton Casino Hotel
3333 Blue Diamond Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89139
 (702) 263-7777

The Aquarium Las Vegas holds thousands of tropical fish and offers a live mermaid show for guests. The Aquarium also holds three species of sting rays and sharks.

 Boulevard Mall
3528 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89169
 (702) 906-1901

The SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is home to many different species from numerous ecosystems around the world. SeaQuest is devoted to educating the public in a family-friendly way in order for the public to gain appreciation and knowledge of these animal species.

 180 Ocean Blvd
Hampton Beach, NH
 (603) 431-0260

The Blue Ocean Discovery Center holds tanks that aid in educating visitors about marine invertebrates and algae. There is also a touch tank.

 774 High St
Candia, NH 03034
 (603) 483-5623

Charmingfare Farm is home to both domesticated and wild animals native to the New Hampshire area with some exotics.

 367 Ocean Blvd #3
Hampton Beach, NH 03842
 (603) 758-7998 (Summer Only)

The mission their facility is "to educate visitors about the importance of the estuarine and oceanic ecosystems of the New Hampshire coast, while providing a unique opportunity to view and touch sea animals that they may never otherwise encounter.”

New Hampshire Audubon
Statewide Headquarters: McLane Center
 84 Silk Farm Rd
Concord, NH 03301
 (603) 224-9909
 (603) 226-0902
Massabesic Center
 26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
 (603) 668-2045
 (603) 668-3796
Newfound Center
 North Shore Rd
Hebron, NH 03241
 (603) 744-3516 (July and August Only)
Amoskeag Fishways
 Fletcher St
Manchester, NH 03105
 (603) 626-FISH
 P.O. Box 604
183 Lee’s Mills Rd
Moultonborough, NH 03254
 (603) 476-5666

The Loon Center works through exhibits and displays to educate the public about New Hampshire’s wildlife.

 Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870-2104
 (603) 436-8043
 (603) 997-9448 (Hotline)
 (603) 433-2235

The Seacoast Science Center offers educational programs, exhibits, interpretation, as well as participates in marine mammal rescue to inform visitors on the importance of having healthy ocean ecosystems. Seacoast Science Center works as a responder to stranded marine mammals using a hotline.

 45 Mayor Aitken Dr
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
 (856) 453-1658

New Jersey's first zoo has been providing education and enjoyment to the community of Bridgeton since 1934.

 324 Forest Dr South
Short Hills, NJ 07078
 (973) 376-3587

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum promotes an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through programs that integrate arts, sciences, and the humanities.

 89 Mount Pleasant Rd
Columbia, NJ 07832
 (908) 496-9244

The Lakota Wolf Preserve offers educational wolf watch tours in order to help the public better understand endangered wolf species.

 Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
 (201) 200-1000

The Liberty Science Center contains exhibits that aim to educate the public on animals found in their backyards. There is another exhibit devoted to the prey-catching strategies of other species.

 3625 Brigantine Blvd
Brigantine, NJ 08203
 (609) 266-0538
 (609) 266-6300

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild.

 1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ 08103-1037
 (856) 361-1023

The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences promotes the understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats through research, education and youth development programs.

 P.O. Box 43
Forked River, NJ 08731-0043
 (609) 693-1900
 (609) 693-8404

Popcorn Park Zoo was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned, abused, or injured, and which could no longer survive in its natural habitat. As time went on, we expanded to include exotic and domestic animals.

 1 Gold Mine Rd
Flanders (Roxbury), NJ 07836
 (973) 586-0444

Rizzo’s Wildlife World aims to teach its visitors about the importance of conserving the native New Jersey species.

 1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527
 (732) 928-2000

Six Flags Great Adventure has a new attraction in which guests can go on a safari ride and see some of the 1,200 animals that the park holds. The ride give guests a close-up experience to some of the world’s most exotic animals.

 218 Route 518
Sussex, NJ 07461
 (973) 875-5800

The Space Farms Zoo & Museum is home to over 500 animals representing over 100 species, both exotic and native wild species.

 1390 White Bridge Rd
Millington, NJ 07946
 (908) 647-8211

The Raptor Trust is one of the leading forces in raptor rehabilitation and is also home to a few resident raptors which are used for education purposes.

 4 Sawmill Rd
Medford, NJ 08055
 (856) 983-3329

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife rehabilitation center, nature center, and is also home to some permanent native animal residents who could not be returned back to the wild.

 1321 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
 (575) 439-4290

The Alameda Park Zoo provides an aesthetically pleasing naturalistic environment, which promotes education in the environmental fields of study, conservation of local and global environments, recreation, and biological research.

 202 San Felipe NW
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87104
 (505) 242-6569

The American International Rattlesnake Museum has the largest collection of live rattlesnakes in the world and works to educate the public in order to conserve the species.

 P.O. Box 280
San Antonio, NM 87832
 (575) 835-1828

The goal of the Refuge management is to provide habitat and protection for migratory birds and endangered species and provide the public with a high quality wildlife and educational experience.

 P.O. Box 760
1201 Sycamore
Clovis, NM 88101
 (575) 769-7873

The Hillcrest Park Zoo is home to many species of exotic animals and is currently undergoing a more naturalistic renovation.

 2901 Candelaria NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
 (505) 344-7240
 (505) 344-4505

Rio Grande Nature Center preserves and protects the Rio Grande Bosque, educates the public about Rio Grande ecosystems, and fosters positive human interactions with those systems.

 1320 Iron St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
 (505) 764-6280

The New Mexico BioPark Society is dedicated to the development of, procurement for and capital improvement of the ABQ BioPark (Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach) and to providing a quality facility through the support of related conservation, education and recreation programs.

 1306 E College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
 (575) 624-6760

The Spring River Zoo is home to native and exotic species of wildlife.

 P.O. Box 680
Mora, NM 87732
 (575) 387-2254
 (575) 387-9005

Victory Ranch is a 1,000 acre ranch that is home to alpacas. These alpacas are able to be fed by the public, but also provide wool for the ranch to make products for sale to visitors.

 HC 61 Box 28
Ramah, NM 87321
 (505) 775-3304
 (505) 775-3824

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is a rescue center for displaced or un-releasable wolves from other captive institutions. The rescued wolves are able to help the sanctuary educate the public on the importance of wolves in their ecosystems.

 P.O. Box 1359
87 North Frontage Rd
Edgewood, NM 87015
 (505) 281-7655

The Wildlife West Nature Park is home to many native species who could not be released back into the wild due to injury.

 3554 State Hwy 30
Gloversville, NY 12078
 (518) 883-5748

Adirondack Animal Land is home to over 500 animals and is a wildlife propagation facility. They strive to increase the public’s appreciation for the world’s species, as well as educate their visitors.

 85 Martin Hill Rd
Harpursville, NY 13787
 (607) 760-4429

The Animal Adventure Park provides a very interactive zoo experience, offering the ability to hand feed a number of exotic species. These experiences are used to educate the public about the species in the zoo.

 701 Whirlpool St
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
 (716) 285-3575

The Aquarium of Niagara supports education and research through its displays and live exhibits of aquatic and marine life.

 185 Park Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903
 (607) 724-5461

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is the fifth oldest zoological institution in the country and has evolved into a naturalistic environment. The Zoo is dedicated to educating its visitors about conservation, and it holds over 100 species.

 1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
 (516) 692-6768

The Aquarium exhibits native New York species and works towards conservation of these species through education and breeding programs.

 5135 Rome-New London Rd
Rome, NY 13440
 (315) 336-1930

Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo is home to exotic animals, as well as a deer petting zoo and goat maternity ward.

 431 East Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901
 (631) 208-9200
 lgreiff@amwny.com (Loretta Greiff, Director of Administration)

The Long Island Aquarium aims to provide and educational and entertaining marine experience to its guests through exhibits and programs.

 P.O. Box 97
489 Chapman Blvd
Manorville, NY 11949
 (631) 878-6644

The Zoo offers a natural environment where guests can interact with the animals.  They exhibit both native and exotic species.

 1 Thompson Park
Watertown, NY 13601
 (315) 782-6180
 (315) 782-6192

With a collection of native species, the Zoo’s focus is on “conservation, education, scientific study and responsible recreation.”

 62 Eckernkamp Dr
Smithtown, NY 11787
 (631) 979-6344

The Sweetbriar Nature Center actively participates in conservation and education programs and is also home to butterfly house.

 1 Utica Zoo Way
Utica, NY 13501
 (315) 738-0472

The Utica Zoo is home to more than 200 animals, representing both native and exotic species.

 7621 Lakeport Rd
Chittenango, NY 13037
 (315) 510-3347

The Wild Animal Park is home to a variety of exotic and domestic animals to provide an educational and recreational experience for its visitors.

 134 Cove Rd
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center is home to several birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians which are used as animal ambassadors to promote education and conservation.

 250 Old Country Rd
Melville, NY 11747
 (631) 351-9373

White Post is an animal farm with a mixture of exotic and domestic animals. Visitors are able to feed a number of animal species.

 P.O. Box 16443
6000 Sample Rd
Huntersville, NC 28297
 (704) 875-6521
 jbraunstein@Carolinaraptorcenter.org (Joy Braunstein, President/CEO)

The Carolina Raptor Center is home to many permanent raptor residents who could not be released back into the wild due to their injuries and is also an operating rehabilitation and research center.

 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312
 (919) 542-4684

The Carolina Tiger Rescue provides permanent sanctuary to wild cats and is also furthering research and education about wild cat species.

Cherokee Bear Zoo
 1204 Tsalagi Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
 (828) 497-4525

Cherokee Bear Zoo offers a firsthand observation of these beautiful creations since it is rare to witness them in their natural habitat.

 Box 90385 Duke University
3705 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
 (919) 489-3364

The Duke Lemur Center is a research and conservation center for prosimian primates.

 1071 Wells Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540
 (910) 938-5848

Lynnwood provides educational enjoyment for Onslow County and the Camp Lejeune Area.

 11 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27601
 (919) 733-1573
 bryan.blanton@ncdenr.gov (Bryan Blanton, Visitor Services Representative)

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences combines living and non-living exhibits to educate the public about the local ecosystem of North Carolina.

 4400 Cook Rd
Rockwell, NC 28138
 (704) 279-6363

The mission of Tiger World is to provide a stimulating learning environment for generations to come. To promote awareness about the Endangered and Threatened Species of the world. Also, to maintain a safe secure preservation area for the public and for endangered and threatened wildlife.

No non-accredited facilities identified at this time.

Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center
 979 Catawba Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
 (419) 285-2446

The Butterfly House offers over 50 different types of butterflies, along with butterfly bushes and other plants and flowers.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
 2600 DeWeese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414
 (937) 275-7431

Containing over 100 species of animals and insects, the Discovery Zoo offers many programs to give the visitor an interactive and educational zoo experience.

 2000 Sycamore St
Cleveland, OH 44113
 (216) 862-8803

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium strives to bring attention to aquatic life and conservation through their exhibits. They focus on both freshwater and marine ecosystems in a hands-on way in order to educate guests on how their actions can affect aquatic environments.

 7200 SR 350
Clarksville, OH 45113
 (937) 289-3504

Horsefeathers Farm is under the sponsorship of the Cincinnati Zoo and specializes in breeding Parma wallabies.

7000 Kalahari Dr
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
 (877) 525-2427
 (419) 433-7200

Besides containing a waterpark, Kalahari Resort offers a recreational and educational experience with a number of exotic animal species. A junior keeper program is also offered to reach younger audiences in a more hands-on and interactive way. 

 1012 Martins Point Rd
Sandusky, OH 44870
 (419) 684-5701

The Lagoon Deer Park is home to several species of hoofstock and also some large birds and allows visitors to walk through the park, feeding the animals.

 8424 Bedell Rd
Berlin Center, OH 44401
 (330) 584-7835

Noah’s Lost Ark is a sanctuary for exotic and wild animals and educates the public through guided tours.

 4518 Lincoln St E
East Canton, OH 44730
 (330) 703-0767

The Bird Nerd Rescue & Sanctuary rescues domestic parrots in order to rehabilitate them and find them a new home. The Sanctuary also uses enrichment for behavioral rehabilitation.

 Wheeler Farms
11455 Obee Rd
Whitehouse, OH 43571
 (419) 877-2733

The Butterfly House offers over 1,000 butterflies from North and South America, as well as Asia. Their goal is to educate visitors on the butterfly’s biological characteristics, as well as how to create a healthy environment for them at their own home.

 4147 County Rd 114
Sugarcreek, OH 44681
 330) 893-4200

The Farm at Walnut Creek is a zoo experience that visitors can enjoy from either their vehicles or from a horse-drawn wagon. Visitors can also feed the animals from their vehicles.

 907 Youngstown Kingsville Rd SE
State Rt 193
Vienna, OH 44473
 (330) 539-4494

While the animals roam free upon acres of land, visitors experience the Wagon Trails Animal Park from a guided tour within an open bus.

 P.O. Box 107
Bolivar, OH 44612
 (330) 874-7022

Wolf Timbers provides an area where visitors and researchers can view the Timber Wolf in a captive but natural setting to promote conservation and awareness.

 6132 Kay Starr Trail
Davis, OK 73030
 (580) 369-3383

Arbuckle Wilderness is a drive through safari and amusement park.

Coble Highland Ranch & Zoo
 Henryetta, OK
 (918) 652-1411

The Coble Highland Ranch & Zoo is home to both domestic and exotic animals, featuring both a petting area as well as the opportunity to feed some of the animals.

 P.O. Box 306
Hugo, OK 74743
 (580) 317 8470

The Endangered Ark Foundation offers refuge to Asian elephants who were once used as circus animals. The Foundation also strives to educate the public on the endangered status of the species.

 25803 N County Rd 3250
Wynnewood, OK 73098
 (405) 665-5197

The G.W. Exotic Animal Park is an exotic animal sanctuary which advocates proper care of animals in captivity and also educated the public about exotic species.

Hochatown Petting Zoo
 9177 US 259 N
Hochatown, OK 74728
 (580) 494-7387

The Hochatown Petting Zoo offers the chance to interact with domestic farm animals, reptiles, birds, and some exotic species.

 1200 W 80
Stillwater, OK 
 (405) 707-0403

Lost Creek Safari offers a personalized experience with the exotic species within the zoo. Reservations can be made for a guided tour with staff, and visitors are able to learn about each one of the animals within their care.

 19800 East Coffee Creek Rd
Luther, OK 73054
 (405) 277-9354

Oakhill Center is a Related Organizational member of the American Association of Zoos & Aquariums. They are a non-profit conservation center dedicated to the long term conservation of rare & endangered species through propagation and education.

 300 Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK 74037
 (918) 296-3474
 (918) 296-3467

The mission of the Oklahoma Zoo is conservation through education, through enlightening exhibits, educational programs and up close encounters.

Peek-A-Boo Petting Zoo
 96806 S 4450 Rd
Gore, OK 74435
 (918) 816-6506

Peek-A-Boo Petting ZOo offers an up-close experience with the animals in their care. Visitors are able to handle and feed the animals, and a number of events can be held at the zoo for a personalized experience.

 13455 69 N
Adair, OK 74330
 (918) 224-9453

Safari Joe’s Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary offers rehabilitation to rescued species of exotic animals. They take in abused and neglected animals in hopes of caring for them, as well as spreading awareness surrounding the species.

 39755 US Hwy 64
Alva, OK 73717
 (580) 430-1269

The Menagerie is a family farm that contains both domestic and exotic species in a petting zoo setting.

 963 County St 2930
Tuttle, OK 73089
 (405) 381-9453

Tiger Safari is devoted to teaching students and the community about the importance of caring for both exotic and domestic animals and the habitats in which they live.

 32275 Fox Hollow Rd
Eugene, OR 97405
 (541) 485-1320

Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, the Cascades Raptor Center fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the role of wildlife in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.

 27919 Redwood Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523
 (541) 592-2957

Our goal is to introduce and educate as many quests as possible to our many feline ambassadors and to help raise public awareness and support for many of these rare and endangered cats.

 Canby, OR
 (503) 522-2695

We have been educating and entertaining kids and adults alike on how unique and “not-so-scary” most reptiles are once you get to know them.

 91560 Hwy 101 N
Florence, OR 97439
 (541) 547-3111
 (541) 547-3545

The mission of Sea Lion Caves is to share as much information about sea lions and other marine animals to establish long term conservation through education.

 200 N Prom
Seaside, OR 97138
 (503) 738-6211

The Seaside Aquarium is privately owned and descendants of some of the founders are still active in the aquarium operation. The Aquarium is proud to be involved in public awareness programs: Marine Mammal Stranding; Seaside Beach Advisory Program; Sea Week; Haystack Rock Awareness Program; the Wildlife Center of the North Coast and other marine education tours and activities for school children.

 46914 Hwy 101
Bandon, OR 97411
 (541) 347-3106

The West Coast Game Park is a walk-through safari and, due to its breeding program, allows hands-on contact by the public with baby animals.

 1475 Ledgedale Rd
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
 (570) 698-6154

This facility is a safari park which offers hands-on interactions with some of its animal residents.

HUB-Robeson Aquarium at Penn State University

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 760 Tobias Rd
Halifax, PA 17032
 (717) 362-9126
 (717) 362-6931
 (717) 362-9993

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is home to exotic, free-roaming animals that can be seen from a safari bus. They also offer an interactive experience where guests can get up-close and personal with animals, as well as a chance to learn about baby animals from staff around the park.

 288 Old Route 711
Jones Mills, PA 15646
 (724) 593-8300
 268 Fox Rd
New Castle, PA 16101
 (724) 924-9571

Living Treasures Animal Park offers lots of up-close interactions with their animals.

 222 Penns Cave Rd
Centre Hall, PA 16828
 (814) 364-1664
 (814) 364-8778

Penns Cave is America's only all-water cavern and wildlife park. You will have the opportunity to learn about geology, biology, geography, and agriculture...while having fun!

 8046 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
 (215) 664-8950

The Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion provides an interactive experience for people of all ages in order to share the world of insects with its visitors.

 7340 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
 (412) 665-3640

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to create an experience between its visitors and the animals so that there is a feeling of interconnectedness with the natural world.

 804 East Jamestown Rd
Jamestown, PA 16134
 (724) 932-3200

The Pymatuning Deer Park features over 250 animals, both exotic and domestic. Visitors are able to interact with some of the domestic animals, as well as feed them in the Kiddie Zoo.

 P.O. Box 186, Mountain Rd
Penns Creek, PA 17862
 (570) 837-3377

T&D’s Cats of the World takes in neglected and abused exotic animals.

 759 Shaffer Rd
Sigel, PA 15860
 (814) 752-2942

The Farmers Inn gives its guests an up-close experience with exotic and domestic animals. Visitors are able to feed and pet the domestic animals.

 200 West Mahoning St, Suite 1
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
 (814) 618-5591
 (814) 618-5746

Watch Phil and the other groundhogs as they play, eat and do what groundhogs do best–sleep! Punxsutawney Phil can be seen from outside or from inside the Library.

Windy Ridge Wildlife Refuge, Inc.
 127 Windy Ridge Rd
Acme, PA 15610
 (724) 455-7161
 
 465 Speedwell Forge Rd
Lititz, PA 17543
 (717) 626-4617

The Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania provides a naturalistic captive setting for over 40 wolves and works to raise awareness about wolves and their native habitat. The sanctuary provides a naturalistic captive setting for over 40 wolves and works to raise awareness about wolves and their native habitat.

Woodland Zoo
 3400 National Pike
Farmington, PA 15437
 (724) 329-8664

The Woodland Zoo is home to exotic and native species and provides many interactive experiences to its guests.

 1401 Hope St
Bristol, RI 02809
 (401) 949-5454 ex. 3118
 (401) 245-9339

The Audubon Environmental Education Center provides educational events and programs with the goal of connecting visitors to the environment. The Environmental Education Center provides a look into Rhode Island’s natural history while also providing marine education by means of tanks and a tide pool.

 6640 Post Rd
North Kingstown, RI 02852
 (401) 885-4690

Biomes Marine Biology Center is a marine education facility that provides a hands-on experience for visitors. They are focused on the local marine species.

 409 Bulgarmarsh Rd
Tiverton, RI 02878
 (401) 849-9519

Butterfly Zoo is a living butterfly zoo, a gallery of magnificent swallowtail butterfly specimens. Learn how to mount a specimen, or learn how to plant a butterfly garden to attract these flying flowers to your yard.

 583 Third Beach Rd
Middletown, RI 02842
 (401) 846-2577

Norman Bird Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary which is also home to 15 education animals which are on display to the public.

 175 Memorial Blvd
Newport, RI 02840
 (401) 324-6020
 (401) 324-6022

Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium protects, restores and improves the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay region, including its watershed and adjacent coastal waters, through an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action.

 P.O. Box 766
Summervile, SC 29484
 (843) 871-2280

The International Primate Protection League maintains a Gibbon Sanctuary for some of the primates who could be released into the wild.

 8500 Enterprise Rd
Mrytle Beach, SC 29588
 (843) 650-8500

The Waccatee Zoological Farm exhibits a collection of domestic and exotic animals.

 13820 S. Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 47702
 (605) 343-2290

The Bear Country U.S.A. promotes conservation of native species through exhibits, drive through tours, and breeding programs.

 4320 Oxbow Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
 (605) 334-9466

The Butterfly House & Aquarium provides close interactions with many different species of butterflies.

 P.O. Box 620
Rapid City, SD 57709
 (605) 342-5873
 (800) 335-0275

Reptile Gardens has one of the largest collections of tropical plants and reptiles in the country.

 500 Tinton Rd
Spearfish, SD 57783
 (605) 642-2907

Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit rescue and home of unwanted, orphaned, or rescued animals.

 109 Nascar Dr
Sevierville, TN 37862
 (865) 428-4091

Rain Forest Adventures is home to many different rain forest species from several continents. Guests have many opportunities to get hands-on interactions with some of the animals.

 478 Happy Hollow Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
 (865) 428-3337

The Smokey Mountain Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo is home to some exotic as well as domestic animals.

 618 Conley Rd
Bells, TN 38006

The Tennessee Safari Park is a drive through safari featuring more than 60 species of animals. There are also many opportunities for interactions with some of the animals.

Tiger Haven, Inc.
 237 Harvey Rd
Kingston, TN 37763
 (865) 376-0284

Tiger Haven, Inc. provides sanctuary to many species of wild cats, both native and exotic.

 P.O. Box 1971
Amarillo, TX 79105
 (806) 381-7911

The Amarillo Zoo exhibits both native and exotic species.

 706 Navigation Circle
Rockport, TX 78382
 (361) 727-0016

The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor strives to educate its visitors on marine species through live exhibits, as well as through changing exhibits focused on research and sustainable use of coastal region resources.

 13530 N Hwy 183 #101
Austin, TX, 78750
 (512) 222-5586

The Austin Aquarium offers guests a chance at a face-to-face experience with multiple species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds throughout their 35 exhibits. There is also a sting-ray touch tank that offers people of all ages a chance to interact with marine species.

 P.O. Box 91808
Austin, TX 78709
 10808 Rawhide Trail
Austin, TX 78736
 (512) 288-1490

Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit animal sanctuary which houses animals who have been retired from zoos or rescued from improper care.

 5050 FM 517 Rd
Alvin, TX 77511-1828
 (281) 337-6376

The Bayou Wildlife Zoo offers guests an opportunity to experience free-roam exotic species by guided tram tours. There are also monkey islands and alligator ponds.

 3535 War Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77084
 (281) 496-2177

Bear Creek is a park that features trails, sports fields, as well as a small zoo containing primarily domestic species.

 1462 First Ave
Dallas, TX 75226
 (469) 554-7340

With 256 species, the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park offers guests of all ages eye-level exhibits to learn about a number of aquatic ecosystems and organisms.

 5686 IH-35 South
New Braunfels, TX 78132
 (830) 606-6029

The Zoological Garden specializes in the breeding of and exhibition of exotic birds.

 23231 CR 48
Angleton, TX 77515
 (281) 595-2232

Crocodile Encounter gives guests an up-close experience with a number of animal species, as well as an opportunity to learn from traveling educational shows.

 235 Zoo Trail
Johnson City, TX 78636
 (830) 868-4357

With over 700 animals, the Exotic Resort Zoo offers a guided safari experience through free-roam ranges of exotic species such as zebras, oryx and more. The Zoo also doubles as a resort.

 1000 W California St at IH-35
Gainesville, TX 76240
 (940) 668-4539

The Frank Buck Zoo is home to many different species of animals from all over the world.

 4324 Hwy 79 W
Franklin, TX 77856
 (979) 828-5256

The Franklin Drive Thru Safari offers guests the opportunity to view exotic animal species from the comfort of their vehicles. Guests can also sign up for guided tours.

 21159 FM 365
Beaumont, TX 77705
 (409) 794-9453

Gator Country is home to alligators that have been removed from a nuisance situation, as well as those rescued after hurricanes and other severe weather events. There are also other species of reptiles available for public viewing.

 Lynn Creek Park
1 Joe Pool Lake
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
 (301) 865-9203

Home to over 150 domestic farm animals, Green Meadows Petting Farm gives guests the ability to feed animals, milk cows and watch pig races. Green Meadows has activities for all members of the family.

 3430 Skyview Dr
Wylie, TX 75098
 (972) 442-6888

In Sync Exotics is a non-profit organization devoted to caring for rescued exotic felines.

 P.O. Box 637
Boyd, TX 76023
 (940) 433-5091
 (940) 433-5092

The mission of International Exotic Feline Sanctuary is and should be – what is in the animals’ best interest at all times, without regard to the humans or politics involved.

 The University of Texas
750 Channel View Dr
Port Aransas, TX 78373
 (361) 749-6711

The Marine Science Institute is a marine research facility that aims to provide research and education for their students regarding marine life, as well as outreach to the public. The University has many marine research facilities, including a fisheries and mariculture lab.

 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
San Antonio, TX 78266
 (830) 438-7400

The Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is modeled after an African safari.

 26099 Dull Knife Trail
San Antonio, TX 78255
 (830) 755-4616

Primarily Primates is a sanctuary for exotic animals, housing mostly primates.

 6320 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238
 (210) 310-3210

Offering families the ability to learn about species from around the world, the San Antonio Aquarium is a highly interactive and immersive aquarium experience. Visitors are able to touch and feed many of the species within the aquarium.

 302 Medical Dr
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
 (979) 292-0100

Sea Center Texas is an educational aquarium, as well as a redfish hatchery, that houses Texas marine wildlife.

 11670 Massey Rd
Pilot Point, TX 76258
 (940) 686-4600

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch is a non-profit organization that strives to educate its visitors on conservation topics while providing an up-close experience with exotic animal species.

 215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565
 (877) 285-3624

Located on the Kemah Boardwalk, Stingray Reef gives guests the opportunity to feed and interact with stingrays. There are also rainforest-themed exhibits housing piranhas, snakes, tarantulas, and more.

 FM 20
Bastrop, TX 78602

The Texas Reptile Zoo is an institution that educates the public about various reptile species, as well as conducts behavioral research.

 2389 Stratford Dr
Austin, TX 78746
 (512) 974-3888

The Austin Nature & Science Center exhibits animals that are native to the area in an effort to educate the public and to conserve the native wildlife.

 376A Jenkins Rd
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
 (512) 303-6675

The Capital of Texas Zoo is home to over 500 animals and has two missions: wildlife education and the conservation of endangered species.

 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
 (713) 639-4629

The Butterfly Center is a walk through butterfly house with hundreds of specimens.

 1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069
 (972) 562-5566

The Museum is home to “animal ambassadors” from around the world, including many native and exotic species.

 110 Memorial Dr
Victoria, TX 77901
 (361) 238-4711

"The Texas Zoo connects people with wildlife from Texas and the rest of the world; and advances conservation through education, recreation, science and action.”

 17552 FM 14
Tyler, TX 75706
 (903) 858-1008

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to over 40 big cats who have been rescued from poor conditions. Their mission is to educate the public on big cat conservation, as well as to form an outreach program to wild big cats.

 945 CR 118
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
 (254) 547-3700

Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari is a drive thru zoo that gives visitors the ability to feed most of the animals from their vehicles. There are more than 50 species of wildlife at Topsey Exotic Ranch.

 2301 North Soncy Rd
Amarillo, TX 79124
 (806) 352-6007

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is a place of inspiration, a place for people to embrace the spirit of the land by exploring the natural magic of the Texas Panhandle.

 419 West 700 South
P.O. Box 527
Logan, UT 84323
 (435) 716-9265

The Zoo is home to many animals and offers many interactive programs to its guests.

 1 College St
Burlington, VT 05401
 (802) 864-1848
 (877) 324-6386

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a 501 © non-profit organization. ECHO’s mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for Stewardship of Lake Champlain Basin.

 60 Pine Chapel Rd
Hampton, VA 23666
 (757) 825-4750

Bluebird Gap Farm offers an exciting, family-oriented adventure and educational experience rarely seen in an urban environment. The 60-acre farm has around 150 domestic and wild animals. They have the usual farm animals such as horses, cows, pigs, goats, and chickens. They are also home to birds of prey, whitetail deer, llamas, alpacas, tortoises, peacocks, rabbits, and waterfowl.

 19270 James Monroe Hwy
Leesburg, VA 20175
 (703) 433-0002

The Leesburg Animal Park is home to many species of native and exotic species and also provides different interactive programs with animals to its guests.

 1087 US Hwy, 21 West
Luray, VA 22835
 (540) 743-4113

The Luray Zoo & Reptile Zoo exhibits a large collection of reptiles and other exotic animals.

 8300 Beaver Bridge Rd
Moseley, VA 23120
 (804) 739-5666

The Metro Richmond Zoo exhibits exotic and native species in a naturalistic setting and also provides many interactive programs.

 P.O. Box 88
5784 S Lee Hwy
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
 (540) 291-2420

The Natural Bridge Zoo is a rescue and breeding zoo for exotic animals.

 1228 Hunter Mill Rd
Vienna, VA 22182
 (703) 757-6222

Roer's Zoofari, formerly Reston Zoo, is a 30-acre park of adventure for all ages.

 229 Safari Ln
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
 (540) 291-3205

The Virginia Safari Park felt there was a need and desire for people to be able to see wild animals in a much more natural environment than had previously been available. The Park is dedicated to helping guests appreciate their animals in the beautiful and natural setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley.

 N 17020 Newport Hwy
Mead, WA 99021
 (509) 238-4126

Cat Tales Zoological Park is a rescue organization for animals and is also a “zoo school” where students can come to learn the profession of zoo keeping.

 19525 SE 54th St
Issaquah, WA 98027
 (425) 391-5508

The Cougar Mountain Zoo exhibits endangered animals which have a high education value to the public to promote its mission of educating the public in preserving the species in the wild.

 1423 Ward Rd
Sequim, WA 98382
 (360) 683-4295

The farm exhibits exotic animals, many of which have been rescued as orphans.

 200 Second Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
 (206) 443-3631

The Pacific Science Center is home to several permanent animal displays including a butterfly house.

 P.O. Box 408
18743 Front St. NE
Poulsbo, WA 98345
 (360) 598-4460

The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is still in the process of building exhibits and collecting animals to put on permanent display. They aim to educate the public about the surrounding marine ecosystems.

 1501 Western Ave, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98101
 (206) 285-2847

The Seattle Bug Safari houses more than 50 species of insects.

 62 First St N
P.O. Box 945
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
 (360) 378-4710

The Museum promotes stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.

 3111 Offut Lake Rd SE
Tenino, WA 98589
 (800) 448-9653

Wolf Haven rescues captive born wolves from private owners, road side zoos and other poor conditions and allows them a permanent, safe home.

 State Route 20
Buckhannon, WV 26201
 (304) 924-6211

The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. Operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and factual understanding of our state's wildlife.

 291 Wagner Ln
Kingwood, WV 26537
 (304) 329-3122

West Virginia Zoo is known for its up close and personal encounters with all of our adorable, and not so adorable residents.

 1660 East Shore Dr
Green Bay, WI 54302
 (920) 391-3671

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife rehabilitation center and is home to animals which are on display.

 P.O. Box 322
6831 Big Bend Rd
Waterford, WI 53185
 (262) 895-6430

The Bear Den Wildlife Zoo & Petting Zoo exhibits native, exotic and domestic animals.

 Bridgewater and Hwy 24
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
 (715) 723-0051

The Irvine Park Zoo is currently undergoing renovations to become more modern and to maintain humane treatment for the animals that it houses.

 5907 Nicholson Rd
Franksville, WI 53126
 (262) 835-2777

JoDon Farms is home to both domestic and exotic animals and allows up-close contact between the guests and the animals.

 1215 North 8th St
Manitowoc, WI 54220
 (920) 683-4685

The Lincoln Park Zoo is home to native and exotic animals and hosts many programs for both adults and children.

 520 Pratt Trail
Oshkosh, WI 54902
 (920) 236-5316

The Menominee Park Zoo encourages the appreciation of the native and exotic animals that it exhibits.

 W7593 Townhall Rd
Sharon, WI 53585
 (262) 736-9386

Valley of the Kings Sanctuary & Retreat provides a permanent home to abandoned, abused and retired exotic and domestic animals. They promote the “wildness” of animals. 

 608 W 17th St
Marshfield, WI 54449
 (715) 384-4642

Wildwood Zoo exhibits North American animals in a naturalistic setting.

 1911 Gaynor Ave
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
 (715) 421-8240

The Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo is home to a butterfly garden as well as many exhibits.

 N1720 Bucholtz Rd
Weyauwega, WI 54983
 (920) 867-3707

Animal Haven Zoo exhibits both domestic and exotic animals.

 10094 State Hwy 70 West
Minocqua, WI 54548
 (715) 356-5588

Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center strives to give guests an unforgettable, personal experience with endangered species that they would otherwise never see.

Concord Zoo
 N6485 County Rd F
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
 (262) 593-5400

Concord Zoo is a petting zoo located at the Concord General Store and gas station.

 135 4th St
Baraboo, WI 53913
 (608)355-2700

Ochsner Zoo is a municipal zoo that exhibits both exotic and domestic animal species.

 2220 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
 (608) 253-2391

Timbavati Wildlife Park is an immersive animal experience that is home to over 70 species.

 9503 N State Rd 27
Hayward, WI 54843
 (715) 634-2893

As a part of a larger recreational park, the Wilderness Walk offers guests the ability to learn about domestic and exotic animals, as well as the ability to feed deer.

 2183 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
 (608) 253-2041

Wisconsin Deer Park offers visitors a unique, hands-on experience with over 100 deer.

 Discovery World
500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 (414) 765-9966

Reiman Aquarium strives to teach its visitors about many of the world’s aquatic and marine ecosystems.

 W7303 County Hwy CS
Poynette, WI 53955
 (608) 635-8105

The MacKenzie Center houses animal species that are native to Wisconsin in order to educate its visitors on the animals within their state.

 N9458 Ridge Rd
Van Dyne, WI 54979
 (920) 688-3488

Glacier Ridge Animal Farm offers guests the ability to experience both domestic and exotic species. They strive to maintain the feel of a farm as well.

 P.O. Box 328
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
 (715) 483-3772

FAWN-DOE-ROSA houses many domestic species and gives visitors the ability to interact with many them. Visitors are able to pet deer, rabbits and other animals. 

 1901 Shalom Dr
West Bend, WI 53090

Guests are able to experience Shalom’s animals by foot or on a rented golf cart. Shalom is home to over 400 animals, all in naturalistic environments.

 W7013 Spring Rd
Greenville, WI 54942
 (920) 757-9695

Special Memories Zoo exhibits exotic animals, as well as those native to the state of Wisconsin.

 305 Pine St
Rock Springs, WI 53961
 (608) 524-5466

Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue is home to cats from previously poor conditions. It gives the cats an opportunity to be ambassadors to the Rescue's visitors.

 N2550 State Hwy 47
Appleton, WI 54913
 (920) 475-0777

The Butterfly Gardens are home to both captive and free-flying butterflies, as well as a couple of amphibians and reptiles. They strive to inspire visitors to plant butterfly-friendly plants.

 854 State Hwy 270
Hartville, WY 82215
 (307) 735-4177

The mission of the Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary is to provide a sanctuary and place of rehabilitation for animals who have previously been used in laboratory research. Dogs and cats are rehabilitated in a home-like environment. Cats and dogs at The Kindness Ranch live together with their human caretakers in spacious yurts specially designed to meet their needs. They receive round-the-clock care to help them adjust to their new lives

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 (517) 355-8473
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