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
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Open for tours only. Tours are offered every Saturday, and by appointment. Every visitor gets in ...

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

We encourage everyone to come meet the residents of CCFS and see that these animals are no different ...

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
Five Hammocks Farm

Horse Experiences, Camping, Craft Events, Goat Yoga, Farm Tours, Blueberry U-Pick, Agriculture Retre ...

7805 NW 222nd Avenue, Alachua, FL, 32615
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 Retreat and Conference Center

*Open for Groups by reservation. Kulaqua’s unique and diversified property includes a wide variety o ...

23400 NW 212th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
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
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm

The Living History Farm at Morningside Nature Center brings a Florida family living in the mid to la ...

3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32641
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, a unique 10-acre zoo in Gainesville, Florida, is the only zoo on ...

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

With updated amenities, complimentary WiFi and Cable, a friendly and 24/7 helpful staff, and large p ...

17701 April Blvd, Alachua, FL, 32615
Two Hawk Hammock

Happy Hour every Saturday 4-8pm. Live Music Venue in a relaxed Outdoor Dog / Kid Friendly Environmen ...

Two Hawk Hammock 17950 NE 53rd Ln, Williston, FL, 32696
Two Tails Ranch

The ranch is the only privately owned elephant facility of its kind. The natural coast of Florida is ...

18655 NE 81 Street, Williston, FL, 32696
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