Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Jacksonville, Florida area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids Jacksonville: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 First Coast Kids
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats, ...

Area: Northside/Airport
1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Diamond D Ranch

Diamond D Ranch is a natural setting for horse lovers and the metropolitan person to experience the great outdoors. During your trail ride, our guide ...

Area: Orange Park/Westside
5903-1 Solomon Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32234
Great Florida Birding Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. At its core is a network o ...

Multiple locations in Jacksonville., Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and edu ...

Area: Northside/Airport
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: After Dark Adventures

There are TWO Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - One you see by day, and the other you experience by NIGHT! The Education Department’s After Dark Adven ...

Area: Northside/Airport
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: RiverQuest

Set Sail on an all new River Quest! River cruises will explore the natural beauty of the Trout River. During the 30 minute cruise, guests can be deli ...

Area: Northside/Airport
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
Jax Paddle Sports

"Jax Paddle Sports" is the premier mobile kayak & SUP rental service & outfitter in Jacksonville. Our goal is to provide a fun and affordable experie ...

Kayak Amelia

Northeast Florida offers thousands of acres of tranquil inland marshes, secluded sandy beaches, and winding bike trails to explore on one of our many ...

Area: Northside/Airport
13030 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
LB Reptile Experience

We are members of the Jacksonville Herpetological Society. Many of the reptiles in our shows have been taken in. We do the shows to educate the public ...

Petco Kids Meet the Critters

Bring your kids and come Meet the Critters select Saturdays. Discover scales, tails and a whole lot of fun during this free event dedicated to smal ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
950 Marsh Landing Pkwy #145, Jacksonville, FL, 32250
Riverside Park Duck Pond

Riverside Park is located adjacent to Park Street in the Riverside area of west Jacksonville. Bring bread to feed the ducks and enjoy walking paths an ...

Area: Riverside/Ortega
753 Park St., Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Tree Hill Nature Center

Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through quality, hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natu ...

Area: Arlington
7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32211
Up The Creek Xpeditions

Experience Urban Kayaking on the St.Johns in the heart of The River City; visit the Jacksonville Zoo by kayak; paddle at the beach; or, explore marshe ...

Area: Northside/Airport
Xtreme Exotics

Xtreme Exotics isn't you average wildlife company! We take the utmost pride in all we do. We will always provide top quality animals, products, and se ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
11672 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL, 32256