Sarasota - Manatee

Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Listings
2nd Chance Ranch and Rescue

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue that provides a safe & loving environment for abandoned an ...

8650 Bunker Hill Rd, Duette, Fl, 34219
Bearadise Ranch

“Bearadise Ranch” is home to the famous Welde family bears. Established in 1926 to educate and gener ...

6908 245th St. E, Myakka City, FL, 34251
Beaucoop Farm Petting Park

Come on over and hang out with our animals: mini donkeys, ponies, rabbits, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Kun ...

8000 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

We are a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. Our goal is to educat ...

7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, The

Come experience Florida's largest natural and cultural history Museum! Take a ride through space and ...

201 10th St. W, Bradenton, FL, 34205
Dakin Dairy Farms

The Dakin Dairy Farm mission, as a multigenerational Florida dairy farming family, is to produce sup ...

30771 Betts Rd, Myakka City, FL, 34251
Fallen Pines Farm Miniature Horses

Fallen Pine Farm was founded in 1978 when Norm and Judy Middleton bought five acres and three miniat ...

16626 Winburn Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Fruitville Grove

We offer an educational experience for both children and families interested in spending some time o ...

7410 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Hunsader Farms Petting Zoo and Playground

Take a ride into the country to Hunsader Farms. We have a big playground surrounded by our petting z ...

Playground Features
5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL, 34211
Mixon Fruit Farm

A portion of their citrus grove is shared with Wildlife Inc. for a Florida Wildlife Care & Education ...

2525 27th Street East, Bradenton, FL, 34208
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive ...

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL, 34236
RCC Farm Experience

We bring the experience of the farm, to you! Allowing children of all ages to enjoy the love and joy ...

Sarasota Audubon Society Nature Center

The Nature Center is located in the heart of the Celery Fields – Sarasota County’s number one birdin ...

999 Center Road, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Save Our Seabirds

Our unique Wild Bird Learning Center, which is essentially a living museum, offers fascinating educa ...

1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Sea Life Encounter Cruise- Sarasota Bay Explorers

Join a marine biologist on this approximately 2 hour cruise through Sarasota and Roberts Bays. Obser ...

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL, 34236