The Alaska SeaLife Center is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward in the U.S. state of Alaska. Open since May 1998, it is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska, 99507
The Alaska Zoo is a zoo located in Anchorage, Alaska located on 25 acres (10 ha) of the Anchorage Hillside. It is a popular attraction in Alaska, with nearly 200,000 visitors per year.
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06610
Beardsley is the only zoo in the state of Connecticut. It's exhibits include a South American rain forest with a free-flight aviary, a walk through prairie dog exhibit, and a petting zoo called "The New England Farmyard."
Bimingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Founded in 1950, the 122 acre (49 hectare) Birmingham Zoo started with a small menagerie of exotic animals kept in a Southside firehouse. Today, it is home to approximately 750 animals of 250 species. It draws more than 450,000 visitors annually.
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Blank Park Zoo is a 25-acre zoological park. It is the only accredited zoo in Iowa. Once the Des Moines Children's Zoo, the facility was redeveloped by a local group who financed new geographic themed exhibits and naturally landscaped environments.
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33674
This 335-acre 19th century African-themed park opened on March 31, 1959 as a beer garden for the Tampa Anheuser-Busch brewery. The park is also an operating zoo with many animal attractions.
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80906
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. It is one of only two mountain zoos in the United States.
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, 80205
The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre (32 ha) facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado, United States. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
Home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world, the Florida Aquarium opened in March of 1995. The facility is not only an aquarium, but also an aviary and botanical garden.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57104
The Great Plains Zoo is a 45-acre (18 ha) zoo located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Delbridge Museum is included in the zoo entrance fee, and houses a collection of 150 mounted animals including 36 vanishing species.
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
The Honolulu Zoo is a 42-acre (17 ha) zoo located in Queen Kapiʻolani Park in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The Honolulu Zoo now features over 1,230 animals in specially designed habitats.
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 40511
The Kentucky Horse Park contains the International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, which has a permanent collection of horse history and memorabilia, along with a rotating historical collection focused on a particular theme.
Monroe, Ouachita County, Louisiana, 71202
Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo is an 80-acre (32 ha) zoological park that exhibits over 500 animals. There is a boat tour that allows visitors to see species that are not visible from the foot paths.
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33604
The Lowry Park Zoo opened at its current location in 1957. It was closed in the 1980's for a complete reconstruction and reopened in March of 1988. Seven main exhibit areas cover over 56 acres of lush, natural habitats.
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33149
The park was the first major marine park attraction in South Florida. Its grand opening was in 1955. In addition to the marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium also houses fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles and manatees.
Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, 55124
Opened on May 22, 1978, The Minnesota Zoo (formerly the Minnesota Zoological Gardens) was fairly revolutionary in its exhibit design. It was one of the first zoos to organize its animals by their living environment as opposed to their species.
Monterey, California, 93940
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was founded in 1984 and is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row. It holds thousands of plants and animals, representing more than 600 species on display.
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 36110
The Montgomery Zoo features over 700 animals spanning over 150 species from 5 different continents, all housed in natural, "barrier free" habitats. The zoo features an entry plaza that is always decorated with floral arrangements.
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 15212
The National Aviary is America's only independent indoor nonprofit aviary. It is also America's largest aviary, and the only accorded honorary "National" status by the United States Congress.
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, 52001
The campus of the National Mississippi River Museum includes over a dozen aquariums featuring wildlife representative of that found in the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and other river systems and deltas, including giant catfish, sturgeon, ducks, frogs, turtles, rays, octopus, river otters, and more.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
The Philadelphia Zoo was the first zoo in the United States. It is considered one of the premier zoos in the world for breeding animals that have been found difficult to breed in captivity.
San Diego, California, 92104
The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Its parent organization, San Diego Zoo Global, is one of the largest zoological membership associations in the world.
San Diego, California, 92109
SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29401
The South Carolina Aquarium, located in Charleston, South Carolina, opened on May 19, 2000, on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402
The Tennessee Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It opened in 1992 on the banks of the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga, with a major expansion added in 2005.
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
The Waikiki Aquarium is an aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Founded in 1904, it is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States. Since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium has been an institution of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, 97221
Washington Park covers more than 410 acres (166 hectares) on mostly steep, wooded hillsides which range in elevation from 200 feet (61 m) at 24th & W Burnside to 870 feet (265 m) at SW Fairview Blvd.
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