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5 Great Last Minute Summer Getaways

It's not too late to go on that family summer vacation the kids will be talking about for years!

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Goodnight Monkeys: Best Sleepovers at U.S. Zoos

With these overnight adventures, you get to roast marshmallows and sleep within earshot of the wild things.

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3 Top Family Attractions in New Orleans

Does your kid love animals? New Orleans offers the Audubon Zoo, Insectarium and Aquarium of the Americas.

By on Nov 13, 2013

Zoos Light Up the Holiday Season

Want to brighten your holidays? The best zoos in the country go wild with light displays.

By on Sep 30, 2013

Boo! Zoos Go Wild for Halloween

Around the nation, zoos delight the younger set by offering animal adventures with a Halloween twist.

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6 Big Game Safari Parks in the US

Is an African safari on your bucket list but not in your budget? These six safari parks let you see the Big Five without leaving the U.S.

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10 Dinosaur Attractions Kids Will Dig

For dino-loving kids and their parents, here are 10 places to learn about the giants that once ruled the Earth.

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Snakes Alive! 6 Standout Serpentariums

Boas and cobras and vipers--oh my! If it slithers and hisses, you'll find it at these six top snake and reptile zoos.

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6 Outrageously Fabulous Hotels for Pets

Psychics, Reiki massage, and surfing lessons. Take your dog or cat to one of these pet-indulgent hotels, and they may not want to come home.

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It’s a Bug’s Life: 5 Incredible Insectariums

Would you bug out if a tarantula crawled up your arm? Could you eat a fried dragonfly or a cicada kabob? Step inside these insectariums.

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4 Up-Close Encounters with Sea Creatures

Sharks and whales and manatees—oh my! Here are four encounters that let you get up-close and personal with some not-so-scary sea creatures.

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4 Places to Explore L.A.’s Wild Side

Surprised by the size of L.A.? These four nature centers in downtown L.A. can be great places to escape city life for a few hours.

By on Mar 13, 2013

Meet the Cutest New Zoo Babies

From Mpumi the elephant to Gladys the gorilla, here are the most irresistible babies running—and swinging, and swimming—around this spring.

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Lake Placid Dogsledding

Every winter, when Mirror Lake freezes over—usually late December through March—dogsled rides are a popular activity in Lake Placid.

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Make Friends with a Dolphin

We test-drive two dolphin interaction programs at Miami's Seaquarium.

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6 Places to Swim with Dolphins

Looking to give your family an experience to remember? Then put a dolphin encounter at the top of your list.

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Boo at the Zoo!

When your kids love dressing up and trick-or-treating but they’re still too young for zombies and gorey sights, consider planning a trip to the zoo this fall.

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All the Young Dudes

More mamas are letting their babies grow up to play cowboys, as dude ranches wow soft adventure-loving families.

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Pinegrove Ranch & Family Resort

There are nearly as many variations of dude ranches as there are breeds of horses. Here's our review of a ranch in New York's Catskills.

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All in a Day’s Play

Getting the kids out of fast-action theme parks and into a barn has many benefits: fresh air, beautiful settings, and a glimpse at farm life.

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7 Amazing American Aquariums for Families

Every year, millions of us come face-to-face with stingrays, squid, and sharks—and we do it without ever leaving dry land.