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Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Science Center

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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Zoos & Aquariums
Other Ideas: New England Aquarium: Boston; Franklin Park Zoo - Zoo New England; Butterfly Garden at Museum of Science; The Butterfly Place; Southwick's Zoo

animal adventures family zoo  science center photoStaffed by professional educators, animal handlers, show presenters, and volunteers, Animal Adventures is dedicated to teaching people about the world we live in and the diverse animal life we share it with.

Participants learn about and handle different creatures including tortoises, lizards, snakes, alligators, ferrets, skunks, and many others, as well as discover the role of each in our delicate ecosystem.

The Center features:
an indoor small mammal petting corral
three (3) indoor aquatic exhibits filled with all types of crocodilians, aquatic turtles, and lizards
exotic mammal habitats
a separate, secure, and climate-controlled 'Reptile Room.'
outdoor Farm Animal Corrals (opened depending on weather)
a birthday party room
indoor cleaning and restroom facilities

Visiting the Center
Guided tours are available to the general public during open hours includes a hands-on introduction to the animals!

Visitors learn about and handle different creatures including tortoises, lizards, snakes, alligators, ferrets, skunks, and many others, as well as discover the role of each in our delicate ecosystem.

Programs & Shows
Animal adventures offers hands-on exotic animal programs that are a fun learning experience no matter what the occasion.

Camps & Vacation Programs
Animal Adventures day camps are an exciting way to spend vacations. All Animal Adventures programs are developed in accordance with Massachusetts educational standards and curriculum for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

Birthday Parties
Check for prices.

Animal Adventures was founded by Ed Laquidara.

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Tuesday - Saturday 10:00-5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00-5:00 PM
Open 7 days a week during school breaks

Closed on:
Christmas Eve
New Year's Eve

COST↑ top

Ages 4+ $14
Ages 2-3 $7
Under 2 is Free



336 Sugar Road, Bolton, MA map
Phone: (978) 779-8988

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  • If your kids are animal lovers, check out our guide to Petting Zoos near Boston for more places to visit farm animals up close.

5-starAnimal adventure in Bolton MA
Absolutely The best, A must to go - you can really touch all these exotic animals. People there are great, too Go with kids, adults will enjoy it too.
5-starAnimal Adventures is Great
My wife and I were looking for something different to do with our 2 and 8 year old kids. We spent about 2 hours at their facility. While the facilily was not elaborate, they had an amazing array of animals. Due to the fact it was not crowded, we had a private guide who educated us about the animials. He took most of the animals out for us to pet. He was very informative and so nice to my kids. I would definately take your family to this wonderful establishment
5-starBirthday Party Entertainment
We hired this company to bring animals to my daughter's 8th birthday party. She likes all animals, but particularly furry ones, so I requested mammals only. What a hit! There was an incredible variety, from the common, but still fun (ferret, GIANT bunny, skunk) to the more exotic (hedgehog, flying squirrel, chinchilla), plus they threw in the baby alligator for good measure. At least 10 animals total. The presenter had many interesting tidbits to tell about each animal and let the kids touch and occasionally even hold them. We all had a great time, and while it's certainly not an inexpensive choice, it's one I'd highly recommend. If we lived closer to Bolton, I would have taken the kids to their facility instead, as there are many more animals to see and it's less $$. But this was a great option.


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