Nature Centers & Zoos in and around San Antonio, TX
Kids feeling nature-deprived? Bring them to a nature center or zoo! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of great places nearby!
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Recognized nationally for commitment to outstanding displays, botanical diversity, education, environmental stewardship, and experiences that connect people to the natural world, the Garden is a top San Antonio attraction that serves as a museum of plants, a tranquil escape, a living classroom, a research and conservation facility, and entertainment venue where art, architecture, music, and theater experiences come to life. The Family Adventure Garden lets kids run, roll, climb and splash the wiggles away! 15 fun spaces encourage imaginative, unstructured outdoor plan and exploration, with plenty of places for grownup resting and socializing.
San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio Zoo® is a non-profit organization committed to securing a future for wildlife. Through its passion and expertise in animal care, conservation, and education, the zoo’s mission is to inspire its community to love, engage with, act for and protect animals and the places they live. Plan your next visit today and visit our lions in Big Cat Valley. Here guests can get face-to-face with these magnificent animals – making for an unforgettable, unique experience while visiting San Antonio Zoo. Tickets and more information are available at sazoo.org.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Consistently voted the region’s top destination, Natural Bridge Caverns are home to twospectacular show caves as well as a host of above ground adventures. Knowledgeable tourguides take you on the Discovery Tour or the Hidden PassagesTour. After touring, suit up forfun on the world’s largest ropes and zip rails course, dash through the 5,000 sq ft maze to findthe ranch’s lost calf, pan for gems, or enjoy a lovely stroll through Discovery Village. Ready forreal adventure? Ask aboutthe Adventure Tour–a muddy caving experience!