Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Lake County and Sumter County, Florida area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids Lake County and Sumter County: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 Lake Kids
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Avian Reconditioning Center

The Avian Reconditioning Center is a not for profit birds of prey rehabilitation and education facility. One of our main focuses is the physical recon ...

Free: Yes
Area: South Lake County
351 W. Lester Road, Apopka, FL, 32712
C.A.R.E. Foundation

The CARE Foundation is a non-profit Exotic Animal Rescue and Wildlife Education Facility. We provide permanent homes to over 200 animals including big ...

Area: South Lake County
4609 W. Ponkan Road, Apopka, FL, 32712
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Over 400 animals, an aerial adventure course, and splash ground. Kids can feed animals in the Children's Zoo, and see the Southeast's largest collecti ...

3755 NW Highway 17-92, Sanford, FL, 32771
Discovery Gardens

Discovery Gardens is nestled on just 4 ½ acres behind the Lake County Agricultural Center. With 20 themed gardens, including a butterfly garden and ba ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Lake County
1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL, 32778
Restrooms: Yes
Florida Bass Conservation Center

The Florida Bass Conservation Center is at the site of the old Richloam Hatchery and is the major freshwater fish production hatchery, in the state of ...

Free: Yes
Area: Sumter County
3583 CR 788, Webster, FL, 33597
Florida International Teaching Zoo

The Florida International Teaching Zoo promotes public education through conservation and reproduction of endangered and rare animals. We also teach t ...

Area: Sumter County
4258 SW 52nd Terrace, Bushnell, FL, 33513
Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, The

The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail was conceived to provide direct, immediate benefit to the Florida scrub-jay and its surrounding habitat, and to raise awar ...

Free: Yes
Area: South Lake County
11490 Montevista Road, Clermont, FL, 34711
Great Florida Birding Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state. When you want to know where to go in ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Lake County, South Lake County
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is The most spectacular and unique environmental sanctuary in all of Central Florida. Open Fri.-Sun. from sunrise to 1 ...

Free: Yes
Area: South Lake County
2803 Lust Road, Apopka, FL, 32703
Restrooms: Yes
Nunan Butterfly Garden

The Nunan Butterfly Garden is located at the W.T. Bland Public Library. There are several butterfly attracting plants and flowers, a beautiful butterf ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Lake County
1995 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
Oakland Nature Preserve

The Preserve is located in Oakland, Florida and open 365 days a year. The beautiful wooden boardwalk, upland nature trails and Environmental Education ...

Free: Yes
Area: South Lake County
747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL, 34760
Restrooms: Yes
Orlando Cat Cafe

The Orlando Cat Café is both a cozy coffeehouse with comfortable furniture, premium coffee, tea and pastries, and 12 to 15 adoptable cats roaming free ...

Area: South Lake County
532 Cagan Park Avenue, Clermont, FL, 34714
Santa's Christmas Tree Forest - Jack's Barnyard Animal Zoo

Santa's Farm will be open for Funday Fridays in June and seasonally fall and Christmas. Please visit our web site for information. Come visit Jack' ...

Area: North Lake County
35317 Huff Road, Eustis, FL, 32736
Showcase of Citrus

A family owned and operated Estate cultivating over 70 varieties of citrus. The Showcase of Citrus is an adventure off the beaten path known for its W ...

Area: South Lake County
5010 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL, 34714
Swamp Girl Adventures

Swamp Girl Adventures provides educational programs throughout the state of Florida to schools, groups, camps and the general public of all ages. We ...

Area: Mobile
Trout Lake Nature Center

Trout Lake Nature Center is a 230 acre wildlife preserve located near the southern entrance to Ocala National Forest in Eustis, Florida, between the c ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Lake County
520 East County Rd 44, Eustis, FL, 32726
Restrooms: Yes
Uncle Donald's Farm

Where else can you milk a goat, pet a bristly pig, touch a chicken, or feed a cow? Since 1980 this family owned farm has allowed visitors to pet and f ...

Area: North Lake County
2713 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, FL, 32159
Zoo Mom Science

Zoo Mom Science,LLC is a mobile enterprise providing a variety of animal encounters and science workshops to keep the public in touch with nature. Le ...