7 Places to Find Animals Near Worcester

Have kids crazy for animals? Here's where you can take them!

By Noelle Monaghan - Worcester Macaroni KID Publisher January 25, 2023

Are you in Worcester, MA, and have kids who are passionate about animals? Look no further, as we have got you covered with a comprehensive list of places to find animals in Greater Worcester. Whether your little ones are interested in zoo animals or farm animals, we have it all! From furry friends to scaly reptiles, there is an animal for everyone. So, if you're looking to please your animal-loving kids, be sure to check out the many animal-filled locations around Greater Worcester.

Here's where to find animals in Greater Worcester:

Green Hill Park Farm
50 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605

This farm is free to visit.  Animals at the Farm include:

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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604

Animals at the EcoTarium include: 

Barred Owls
Bald Eagle
Red Fox
River otters

If you're lucky, you might also see a hawk, wild turkey, sparrow, oriole, red-winged blackbird, frog, fish, salamander, chipmunk, rabbit, squirrel or deer.

Infants under 2 are free, children 2+ are $14, adults are $19. Prices may vary.

Donker Farm
48 & 50 Tory Fort Lane, Worcester, MA

You'll find sheep, geese and chickens on the farm. Free to visit!

Emma's Acres Alpacas
105 Charlton St, Oxford MA 01540

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They started with 3 alpacas named Emma, Aysen's Curry and Brandy. They currently have 20 alpacas. Farm visits are always welcome. Feel free to stop by and check out our animals. Call us at 508-987-5940.

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Worth the drive from Worcester

If you're up for a little road trip, here are additional spots worth the drive from Worcester to see animals:

Animal Adventures
336 Sugar Road, Bolton, MA 01740

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At Animal Adventures, we receive over 300 animal surrenders a year. Some of these animals will live here forever and some get re-homed. We house anywhere from 200-400 animals at any given time, with roughly 175 species of animals. Below is a preview of some of our most popular animals.

Ring Tailed Lemur, Kinkajou, Mountain Coati, Carpathian Lynx, African Serval, Bobcat, Arctic Fox, Highland Cattle and much more!

Ages 4+ $15,  Ages 2-3 $7, Infant Under 2 years Free. Prices may vary.

Southwick Zoo
2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA

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Southwick’s Zoo is home to over 850 animals representing 150 different species from around the world including an African Leopard, African Lion, Aldabra Tortoise, American Alligator, Bengal Tiger, Cheetah, Fallow Deer and more!

Open Daily from April thru October: 10:00am-5:00pm. Tickets start at $27/person. Parking is free. Prices may vary.

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Davis Farmland
145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA 01564

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Ride a pony, take a Safari Hayride out to the back pastures to meet their largest animals. Be a junior farmer by helping the farmers milk a goat, collect chicken eggs, bottle feed the babies, and groom the animals. Check out the reptile ranch as well.

Under 2 years always FREE.  Tickets begin at $23.95 per person. Prices may vary.

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