Pennsylvania

Sciences

Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

A zoo specializing in over 40 species of alligators, frogs, lizards, snakes, and tortoises. Groups can learn through exhibits, live shows, keeper talks, and animal encounters. 18628 U.S. Rte 15, Allenwood, PA 17810. Tel: 570-538-1869. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

18 Church Rd., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. 570-325-4848. A butterfly sanctuary with indoor aviary. Fee.

Blankstone Farm Alpacas

4671 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036. 610-797-4309. Working alpaca farm. 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.

Critter Country Animal Farm

914 Rte. 981, Smithton, PA 15479. 724-872-5988. Walk through the grounds to see animals, from alpacas to kangaroos, and learn about a variety of farm-related topics. Fee.

Dorflinger Glass Museum/Dorflinger Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary

Long Ridge Rd. and Elizabeth Street, White Mills, PA 18473. 570-253-1185. 600 acres of trails for observing wildlife and waterfowl. The Glass Museum displays over 900 pieces of crystal. Fee.

Erie National Wildlife Refuge

11296 Wood Duck Lane, Guy Mills, PA 16327. 814-789-3585. Contains over 2,500 acres of wetlands, including beaver ponds, marshes, swamps, manmade impoundments, creeks and wet meadows, providing a nesting, feeding, brooding and resting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Fee.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

835 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091. 610-746-2801. Activities/Facilities: ecological and heritage programs, fishing, hiking trails, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Fee/Free.

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.

The Gress Mountain Ranch

3264 Highland Road, Orefield, PA 18069. 610 398-2122. A animal sanctuary for all types of domestic and exotic animals with human interaction. Activities include: Animal-Assisted Therapy, Healing Sessions, Volunteer Support, Educational Programs. Suggested Donation.

Trexler Nature Preserve

Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078. 610-871-1444. Take a nature tour across Pennsylvania scenery. Free.

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.

Y Knot Alpacas

6324 Hunters Hill Rd., Germansville, PA 18053. 484-553-6844. A family run farm with huacaya alpacas. Free/Fee.