Emerald Coast

Nature and Animal

This page lists programs for kids and families to learn about and/or interact with animals and nature in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Nature and Animal - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
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4-H Clubs

Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay county have 4-H clubs, each with different lineup of groups. Try a equestrian science club, dog club, archery club, and more ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island, Destin/Niceville, North Walton County, South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A), Panama City/Panama City Beach
Multiple Locations
Alaqua Animal Refuge Young Rescuers Club

Alaqua believes that interacting with animals is good for the soul and can even be therapeutic in many cases. The Young Rescuers Club is a program tha ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
914 Whitfield Rd, Freeport, FL, 32439
Bay County Audubon Society: Birding Programs

Birding and nature programs are posted on Facebook and the website's event calendar. Bird counts, nature/bird walks, and more. The group meets at th ...

varies
Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
308 Airport Rd, Panama City, FL
Bear Creek Feline Center: Big Cat Encounters

We put you up so close that you can smell the big cat’s breath! All tours are by appointment only. A $50 per person (ages 18 and up, children under 18 ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
8822 Tracy Way, Panama City, FL, 32404
Bubba's Adventures: Educational Interactive Alligator Program

Bubba the alligator has been raised by his owner, David, since he was a baby. David loves to educate youth about this fascinating reptile. David will ...

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society: Birding Programs

CAS hosts a number of outings each year. These include many Birdwalks, field trips, Fall and Spring Migratory Bird Counts, a Christmas Bird Count, and ...

Free: Yes
Area: Destin/Niceville
100 E College Blvd, Niceville, FL, 32578
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park Special Animal Programs

Train a lion! Hang out with a sloth! Feed a lemur! Special programs offered give you up-close experiences with these animals. Programs have additional ...

Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: North Okaloosa County
5262 Deer Springs Drive, Crestview, FL, 32539
Florida State Parks: Junior Ranger Program

The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, serve and share our parks' natural and cultural reso ...

Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: North Okaloosa County, Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island, Destin/Niceville, North Walton County, South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A), Panama City/Panama City Beach
Multiple Locations, FL
Gulf World Marine Park: Interactive Animal Programs

You can register for "meet and greet" programs with sea lions, dolphins, and get in the pool with the interactive stingray program! In "Trainer for a ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Gulfarium: Animal Encounters

Want to snorkel with a stingray, watch a dolphin paint a canvas just for you, or interact with sea lions? Discover dolphins, seals, sea lions, sea tur ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548
Hike It Baby: Emerald Coast Chapter

We are a community driven organization dedicated to getting families outside with children from birth to school age. We provide support to get familie ...

Area: Mobile

During sea turtle nesting season, The Emerald Coast CVB/Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council offers Nighttime Educational Beach Walks. The walk ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
Multiple Locations, Destin, FL
Water Planet Educational Multi-Day Dolphin Swim Program

1,3, and 5 day educational dolphin swim program is offered. Thanks to our collaboration with marine biologists and to our experience with educational ...

5709 N Lagoon Drive, Panama City, FL, 32408
YOLO Bike and Beach Club: Saturday Nature Exploration

The 30A YOLO Bike & Beach Club bring folks of all skill levels together for some laid-back exploration of South Walton’s natural habitats. ANYONE IS ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
1610 US Hwy 98 W, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550