Gainesville

Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Gainesville, Florida area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids Gainesville: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 Gator Kids
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All About Elephants Program at Two Tails Ranch

The tour is a guided tour where we will talk about the animals and answer questions. We will also ha ...

18655 NE 81 Street, Williston, FL, 32696
Ashton Biological Preserve

From making sure our tortoises are healthy to managing wild habitats, the staff and volunteers at As ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

*Open for private and semi-private tours only. Every visitor gets information about the different sp ...

8528 E. County Road 225, Gainesville, Florida, 32609
Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary

Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary is a non-profit organization in Gainesville, Florida dedicated to carin ...

12626 NW CR 231, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Duck Pond at NFRMC

Visit the ducks (and turtles) and take a nice walk around the pond on the path. Adjacent to the Nort ...

6500 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Florida Museum of Natural History

All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the ...

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Kulaqua River Ranch

Our beautiful Christian Retreat and Conference venues aren't just a place - they are an experience! ...

23400 NW 212th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
Lake Alice

Lake Alice is a signature feature of the University of Florida campus.   It is a proven sanctuary to ...

Lake Alice on Museum Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Lubee Bat Conservancy

Lubee places both conservation science and education as its two core institutional purposes. Lubee i ...

1309 NW 192nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm

Retirement Home for Horses, Inc. at Mill Creek Farm is a not for profit 501(c)(3) equine sanctuary l ...

20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL, 32615
Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Tours

Rooterville is a farm animal sanctuary located just outside of Gainesville. Home to over 400 friendl ...

5579 Darwood Street, Melrose, FL, 32666
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is Gainesville’s community zoo home to over 75 different species o ...

3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Travelers Campground

Plenty of room to roam. All kinds of animals to visit. Donkeys, Horses, Cows, Parrots, Peacocks, Goa ...

17701 April Blvd, Alachua, FL, 32615
UF Bat Barn and Bat House

The university built this 18-by-18-foot bat house in 1991 as a replacement home for bats living in c ...

North side of Museum Road between Village Drive and Radio Road across from Lake Alice, Gainesville, FL, 32611