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.
Amelia Island Nature Center

Join one of our naturalists and explore Amelia Island, Florida’s natural wonders! Stop by the fully stocked retail shop, complete with top-of-the-line ...

Area: Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach
39 Beach Lagoon Rd, Amelia Island, FL, 32034
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 / NW Nassau County
1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Celestial Farms

Celestial Farms grows healthy nurturing children by demonstrating the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual benefits of farming. By ...

Area: Northside / NW Nassau County
13958 Duval Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32218
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: Westside
5903-1 Solomon Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32234
Empowerment Ranch

Empowerment Ranch is a non-profit agency located in Callahan, FL that is dedicated to bringing animals, nature and people of all ages and backgrounds ...

Area: Northside / NW Nassau County
46500 Royal Oaks Trail, Callahan, FL, 32011
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 / NW Nassau County
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Play Park is a place where children learn about and re-connect with nature while having fun. It occupies 2.5 acres locate ...

Area: Northside / NW Nassau County
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 / NW Nassau County
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
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: Downtown
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
White Oak Conservation

White Oak conserves and sustains some of the earth's rarest wild animals through innovative training, research, education, breeding, and field program ...

Area: Northside / NW Nassau County
581705 White Oak Rd, Yulee, FL, 32097
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