Check out exotic animals from around the world, learn about the animals that inhabit our area and the Pacific Ocean, or cuddle and feed barnyard animals at these kid favorite petting farms, zoos & aquariums near Los Angeles & Orange County. Use our interactive map to find animal encounter experiences near you!

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Looking for more nature fun? Check out our list of the best nature centers for LA & OC families.


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