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.
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, a K ...

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

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

We offer farm tours throughout the year. So, bring out the whole family and learn more about mini ho ...

16626 Winburn Dr, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Farm Experience, The

The Farm Experience is located in sunny Palmetto, FL on a plot of land we call “Russo Ranch” aka Hom ...

1814 Arlye Road, Palmetto, FL, 34221
Fruitville Grove Petting Zoo

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

We have a big playground surrounded by our petting zoo. Kids will enjoy the slides, swinging, digg ...

5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL, 34211
Mixon Fruit Farm Wildlife Refuge

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

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

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Rye Road Giraffes

Local family farm. A safe, and loving home of giraffes, and many other exotic, and domestic animals.

211 Rye Road, Bradenton, FL, 34212
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
Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve

The Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve family is excited to welcome the public into our world! Experience th ...

36302 Singletary Rd, Myakka City, FL, 34251
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

Join a marine biologist on this 1 hour, 45 minute cruise through Sarasota and Roberts Bays. Observe ...

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf American Alligator Exhibit

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf has been providing outdoor fun since 1987 when our first course opened ...

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