Family Fun in PA  Things to see and Do In Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Zoo Schnecksville

Lehigh Valley Zoo Schnecksville, Lehigh County

Wow this is a great zoo, so much to see and do.  Penguins, Giraffes, Zebra, 2 Toed Sloth and Bald Eagle... just to name a few. But as you are driving in, you realize, this is no ordinary zoo.

Pocono Snake & Animal Farm East Stroudsburg

Pocono Snake & Animal Farm      East Stroudburg, Monroe County

The name kind of gives it away huh?

Pocono Snake & Animal Farm has been around for over 40 years and kids just love it.  They have everything from lizards to lemurs, oh, and yes, they have snakes. 

Claws n Paws Wild Animal Park May-Oct Lake Ariel

Claws N Paws Wild Animal Park   May-October   Lake Ariel, Wayne County

With Over 120 Kinds of animals, this park is a great place to take the kids for some outdoor fun. Don't forget the camera! They have two live animal shows every day from May 1 thru Labor Day, a Petting Zoo, a Dinosaur Outpost with a Dino Dig and Fossil Hunts, and opportunities to feed giraffes and parrots!

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

What more could you ask for a Zoo and Aquarium in ONE place. There are only six in the country. . so make a list and start with this one! I've been visiting this year since I was a little girl, and I can still remember the excitement of riding the giant escalator to the entrance!

Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Allenwood

Clyde Peeling's Reptiland   Union, Lycoming County

Reptiles. Amphibians. Snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles -- and also parakeets and dinosaurs! This is a pretty cool place. Apparently Rachel Ray has been there and supports the cause. Clyde Peeling's Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians. Since opening in 1964, Reptiland has provided the public a link to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom.

Brandywine Zoo Wilmington, DE

Brandywine Zoo   Wilmington, Delaware

The Brandywine Zoo is just across the state line in Wilmington Delaware, so we decided it was close enough to PA to be listed! The Zoo grounds cover 13 landscaped acres on high ground above the Brandywine River. The Zoo hosts 150 animals, from tigers to snakes, and is open all year round.

Pymatuning Deer Park May-Sep Jamestown

Pymatuning Deer Park    May-September    Jamestown, Mercer County

Pymatuning Deer Park is a family-owned and operated Animal Park located at the southern-most point of Pymatuning Lake in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. It features over 250 animals and birds from around the world, a Kiddie Zoo with featured baby animals; Pony Rides for children; and train rides on the "Deer Park Express."

Erie Zoo Erie, PA

Erie Zoo   Erie, Erie County

The Erie Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day or just a few hours. A comfortable walk throughout the Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden takes about 2 hours. You'll enjoy visiting with nearly 400 animals in their collection as well as the 11 beautiful gardens throughout the park.

National Aviary Pittsburgh

National Aviary    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

America's premier zoo dedicated exclusively to birds, the National Aviary is home to more than 600 birds representing 200 species, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. Be prepared for some amazing encounters with our feathered friends!

KidZooU at the Philadelphia Zoo

KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children's Zoo & Faris Family Education Center     Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia

What is KidZooU?   KidZooU is the recent addition to the Philadelphia Zoo.   It is really amazing! Aimed at kids from toddlers through teens, KidZooU offers year-round educational and recreational programming. Oh, and tons of animals!