Exploring Nature

Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Critter Country Animal Farm

Critter Country Animal Farm is a fun and educational walk through zoo sitting on 16 acres of rolling grassy fields. The zoo features over 250 animal exhibits, mostly free roaming on green pasture. Address: 914 Rte. 981, Smithton, PA 15479. Tel: 724-872-5988. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Animaland Zoological Park

4181 Rte. 660, Wellsboro, PA 16901. 570-724-4546. Home to over 200 wild, exotic, and domestic animals. Fee.

Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park

1475 Ledgedale Rd., Lake Ariel, PA 18436. 570-698-6154. Over 300 animals representing 120 species and live animal shows. Different animal live shows: Wildlife Encounters Show, Petting Zoo, Dinosaur Outpost, Lory Parrot and Giraffe feeding. Fee.

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society

Wildlands Conservancy Education Center Building, 3701 Orchid Pl., Emmaus, PA 18049. 610-965-4397. Offers programs on bird watching and hiking. Fee.

Oley Turnpike Dairy and Farmyard Zoo

6213 Oley Turnpike Rd., Oley, PA 19547. 610-689-9366. The Zoo is home to over 80 different mammals and birds. Fee.

Paradise Brook Trout Company Fishing Preserve

123 Hatchery Dr., Cresco, PA 18326. 570-629-0422. Raises brook, brown and rainbow trout for stocking of private lakes and streams. Students can feed the fish or try to catch a fish themselves. Fee.

Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park

222 Penn’s Cave Rd., Centre Hall, PA 16828. 814-364-1664. Take a tour along limestone corridors and stalagmites in the water cavern or observe animals on 1,500 acres in the wildlife park. Fee.

Rolling Hills Red Deer Farm

63 Pinnacle Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. 570-356-7482. During the fall explore the 200-acre farm on a guided hayride, learn about the farming operations, and get a chance to feed the deer. Over 400 red deer raised on the farm. Fee.

Wild Woods Animal Park

12 Wild Woods Lane, Cherry Grove Township, Clarendon, PA 16313. 814-968-9144. Features many wild animals including bears, big cats, otters, and wolves. Fee.