Emerald Coast

Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
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"S.O.C.K.S." Save Our Cats and Kittens

S.O.C.K.S. has open hours where you can come and cuddle and love on their cats! Animal interaction ...

498 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547
30A Sea Life Discovery Center

Sea Life Discovery Center is a non-profit organization developed to connect kids to the ocean throug ...

37 LOGAN LN UNIT 1, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal sanctuary and adoption center located in Freeport, Florida. ...

914 Whitfield Rd, Freeport, FL, 32439
Animal Tales LLC

An educational program company that brings the live animals to you. Be prepared to get up close and ...

Ashley Gorman Shell Island Cruise: Swim with Dolphins

Ashley Gorman is a double decker, 150 passenger, air conditioned boat! Snorkel the shallow waters of ...

5701 W. Hwy 98, Panama City, FL, 32401
Bass Pro Shops Aquarium

The Destin Bass Pro Shops/Worldwide Sportsman has a 10,000 gallon salt-water aquarium stocked with l ...

4301 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL, 32541
Bay Point Water Sports

Not only will you see the dolphins, you’ll have a chance to swim with them! Masks and snorkel gear a ...

4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Bear Creek Feline Center: Big Cat Encounters

All tours are by appointment only and can be arranged by calling 850-722-9927. A minimum $100 per p ...

8822 Tracy Way, Panama City, FL, 32404
Blackwater Hatchery

The Blackwater Hatchery provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the native ...

8384 Fish Hatchery Road, Holt, FL, 32564
Captain Anderson's Marina

Capt. Anderson’s Marina is owned and operated by two pioneer Bay County maritime families and is the ...

5550 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Destin Snorkel: Snorkel, SNUBA, and Shelling Adventures

The snorkeling tour is fun for all ages and abilities. The SNUBA tour allows you to see marine life ...

10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
Dolphin and Snorkel Tours Snorkeling and Freediving

We provide our guests with an unforgettable snorkeling experience. Our extensive knowledge ensures t ...

3824 Hatteras Ln, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407
Dolphin Cruises Destin: Dolphin, Sunset Cruises, Fireworks Cruises

Destin Dolphin Cruises offers special dolphin cruises, sunset cruises, and fireworks cruises. We hit ...

500 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
Emerald Coast Science Center

The Emerald Coast Science Center is an independent nonprofit, hands-on interactive science museum as ...

31 SW Memorial Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

ECWR provides wildlife rescue, rehab and environmental outreach to five counties in Northwest Florid ...

3051 Clopton's Circle, Navarre, FL, 32566
Emerald Coast Zoo

Emerald Coast Zoo is a nonprofit, family owned & operated animal park. (8 miles East of Crestview o ...

5262 Deer Springs Drive, Crestview, FL, 32539
Fudpucker's Gator Beach

Gator Beach gives you the chance to see over 80 live alligators, in an up close and personal environ ...

20001 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL, 32541
Gulf World Marine Park

For over 20 years, Dolphin Discovery has contributed to the study and conservation of marine mammals ...

15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Spend the day exploring animal exhibits, enjoying dolphin and sea lion shows, and discovering new th ...

1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Heartland Rescue Ranch

We are a safe haven for sanctuaried animals (horses, dogs, rabbits, pigs, and more!) and we help as ...

1435 Skunk Valley Road, Panama City, FL, 32409
Jackson Guard: Deer and Gopher

A little hidden cuteness in Niceville! Jackson Guard is where you buy permits to be on federal land, ...

107 Highway 85 N, Niceville, FL
Olin Marler's Dolphin Tours

The Hannah Marie runs Dolphin Cruises daily. Family owned and operated, this is an ideal way to enjo ...

102 B Highway 98 East, Destin, FL, 32541
Osprey Charters: Dolphin Tours and Snorkeling

Come aboard the "Osprey II" and enjoy a Shell Island Tour while dolphin watching, snorkeling, and si ...

3824 Hatteras Lane, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours

Dolphin encounters, snorkeling adventures, diving, trolling, bottomfishing, spearfishing and more! U ...

1213 Beck Ave, Panama City, FL, 32401
Panhandle Butterfly House

*Temporarily closed* Come enjoy a unique experience with native Florida butterflies close up as they ...

8581 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL, 32566
Petland Fort Walton Beach: Animal Encounters

Did you know you can interact with/hold the animals at Petland? Children must be under very careful ...

415-G Mary Esther Cut Off, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Sailing, Parasailing, Dolphin Tours, Snorkel Tours by Captain Jambo's Destin Harbor

Parasailing and quality, small group sailing tours are our specialty! Parasail the Emerald Coast w ...

109 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL, 32541
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort: Mary Ann the Macaw

You’ll find Mary Ann the macaw getting in the last word from her perch overlooking Choctawhatchee Ba ...

9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida

The Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida will educate and inspire children and adults t ...

308 Airport Road, Panama City, FL, 32405
Seacrest Wolf Preserve

Seacrest Wolf Preserve, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to wolf and wildlife conservatio ...

3449 Bonnett Pond Rd, Chipley, FL, 32428
Shell Island Dolphin Tours at St. Andrew's State Park

Our dolphin tours only carry up to six passengers at a time. You will be able to get up close with d ...

4607 State Park Circle, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Shell Island Snorkeling at St. Andrew's State Park

Shell Island Snorkeling Packages offer the chance to experience tropical fish, corals and sponges. S ...

4607 State Park Circle, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Uncle Sandy's Macaw Bird Sanctuary

Uncle Sandy’s is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and rescue of unwanted parrots and ...

9513 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL, 32534
Water Planet Educational "Swim with the Dolphins" Experience

Thanks to our collaboration with marine biologists and to our experience with educational programs i ...

5709 N Lagoon Drive, Panama City, FL, 32408
Zoo World

Get hands on with wild animals and up close to creatures from around the world. You can feed the all ...

9008 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407