South Florida

Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids Fort Lauderdale: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 SoFL Kids
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Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale

Come aboard our custom built airboat through the heart of the Everglades and surrounding areas. The perfect vacation thrill for families! Offering one ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
21942 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309
Butterfly World

The World's Largest Butterfly and Bird Park! Walk through tropical, flowering gardens in six giant screened aviaries filled with twenty thousand LIVE ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Deerfield Island Park

Deerfield Island is a nature-oriented park offering outdoor recreational opportunities and environmental education. Accessible only by boat, this park ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441
Everglades Day Safari

The Everglades Day Safari provides the only full-day eco-tours through the majestic Everglades! Full-day safaris include an amazing airboat ride int ...

Type of Rental: Boat Rentals
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33330
Everglades Holiday Park

From educational programming to exciting airboat rides, there's something for everyone at Southern Florida's Everglades Holiday Park. Our park is a gr ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
21940 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33332
Fern Forest Nature Center

Fern Forest Nature Center is the last remaining stronghold of ferns in southeastern Florida. In fact, 10 plant communities have been identified within ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL, 33063
Flamingo Gardens

No visit to Flamingo Gardens is complete without viewing Florida’s native alligators. Did you know that Sonny Crocket's pet alligator "Elvis" on the t ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
3750 S Flamingo Rd., Davie, Florida, 33314
Fort Lauderdale Airboat Adventure

Imagine, observing breathtaking beauty on the River of Grass and gliding up close and personal with the local wild life. The Florida Everglades is hom ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
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Fort Lauderdale Airboat Rides

At Ft Lauderdale airboat tours we provide you with the real thing, a custom tailored tour of the old Florida Everglades. Our airboats are smaller, qui ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
5800 NE 2nd Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center

At 164.8 acres, this site is one of the largest natural areas managed by Broward County Parks and Recreation. As recently as a century ago this elevat ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
3501 S.W. 130th Ave, Davie, Florida, 33330
Loxahatchee Everglades Airboat Tours and Rides

Take an airboat tour to see the wonders of the world-famous Everglades. Glide over the “River of Grass” and enjoy a spectacular array of wildlife view ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
15490 Loxahatchee Rd, Parkland, Florida, 33076
Marine Environmental Education Center

The site features our very own green turtle, as well as an interactive Interpretive Center with displays ranging on topics from sea turtle conservatio ...

4414 Surf Rd., Hollywood, FL, 33019
Otters At Play - EcoDiscovery Center

Active both day and night, North American river otters have a curious and animated nature, entertaining with a wide variety of sliding, hunting and ch ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312
Ride-The-Wind

We take you on an adventure over and beyond the ride or tour offered at the local tourist attractions. As we glide deep into the Florida Everglades wh ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
Mile Marker 38.5 on US HWY 27., Weston, Florida
Sawgrass Nature Center and Animal Hospital

You may wander the grounds at your leisure and see approximately 30 different animals which live with us year round. We try to educate people about th ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
3000 Sportsplex Dr, Coral Springs, Florida, 33065
Sawgrass Recreation Park

Discover the Florida Everglades on a thrilling airboat adventure! Glide over the sawgrass and cattails and let your spirit soar as you hear the storie ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, Florida, 33327
Tradewinds Educational Farm

Tradewinds Educational Farm was developed to reflect the history of farm activities in Broward County and to educate the public about the various type ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL, 33073