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Best Zoos for Family Fun Day

Animals are awesome. Children cherish their stuffed animals and love their pets dearly, but there is nothing like getting the opportunity to look at exotic animals they can only play with in plastic. Going to the zoo is such a magical experience for the little ones and parents alike. To be in the presence of creatures we only get to see on the Discovery Channel is truly amazing, there’s nothing like it.

Our country has some of the most interesting animal parks in the world. If you’re looking to take your family to catch a glimpse of a snoozing lion pride, water spouting elephants at play or belly sliding penguins, then take a look at a list of our favorite zoos!

Austin Zoo

This quaint little zoo is in the hill country just south of Austin, Texas. Their mission is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. The charming park is perfect for a Saturday family outing with an admission of only $11 ($8 for children).

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San Diego

This 100-acre zoo is world famous for its 3,500+ animals and the adjacent safari park wildlife sanctuary. The $52 admission ($42 for children) will get you a day full of exploration and adventure!

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Lincoln Park Zoo

This FREE park is just north of Chicago. With its global conservation projects and award-winning education programs, you’ll have to make a stop here with the family. Don’t miss the African Penguins at the Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove!

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Philadelphia Zoo

Opened in 1874, this zoo was the first in the country. With $23 admission ($19 for children), you’ll get to meet Coldilocks, the 450lb polar bear!

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Zoo Miami

Children under 3 get in for free at the Zoo Miami. Here you can see flocks of flamingos and feed the giraffes by hand!

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On a beautiful sunny day, take your children out to enjoy what these zoos have to offer!

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Written by Dani Haberly

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