Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Raleigh, North Carolina area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids Raleigh: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 Raleigh Kids
Changing Tomorrow Farm

Remember when you played outside until dark, made forts in the woods, climbed trees, played in the rain and explored the outdoors only coming home whe ...

Area: Holly Springs & Willow Springs & Fuquay-Varina
6312 Cass Holt Road, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
Crowder Park

Located on 33 acres of landscaped grounds and hardwood forests, Crowder District Park offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities, ...

Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex, NC, 27539
Historic Oak View County Park Meet the Goats!

This antebellum farmstead features an 1855 Greek Revival house, detached kitchen, cotton gin house, livestock barn, carriage house, pecan grove and he ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh, Midtown & N Raleigh
4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27610
Jaks Stables

JAKS Stables is a horse farm in Youngsville offering riding lessons, equine therapy, birthday parties, events, pig rentals, and more.

Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
4720 Us 401 Hwy S, Youngsville, NC, 27596
Kids Farms USA Vet Club

We have created a new breed of farms made with your kids in mind! Our farms provide a safe and fun learning environment. Our kids learn about animal c ...

Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
My Happy Place Petting Zoo

We are a small hobby farm who has decided to share our love for animals and open up our farm to our community.

1266-A McLamb Road, Dunn, NC, 28334
Naylor Family Farm Petting Zoo

What child doesn't love animals? A visit to Naylor Family Farm will allow them see farm animals up close. Our animals are friendly, and we can tell yo ...

Area: Holly Springs & Willow Springs & Fuquay-Varina
6016 US 401 North, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Filled with four floors of exhibits, live animals, hands-on activities and exciting programs, the Museum invites visitors to look at the natural world ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
11 West Jones St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
Raleigh Parks with Ducks to Feed!

A personal blog that lists (and provides reviews of) the local parks in and around Raleigh with great places to take children to feed ducks!

Free: Yes
Shaky Tail Petting Zoo & Pony Party

Shaky Tail Farm brings the pony to YOU! Our cute little miniature farm animals visit your backyard, local park, place of business, church, school, day ...

Area: Mobile
Winterpast Farm

Winterpast Farm is a place to be outdoors with family and friends. Located near Falls Lake at the end of Six Forks Road at Highway 98. A ten acre fam ...

Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
12936 Ghoston Rd, Wake Forest, NC, 27587