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Family Friendly Activities

Family Friendly Activities

Looking for a way to entertain the kids this weekend? How about a tour of a chocolate factory, a hay ride at a working farm, or a close encounter with a boa constrictor? Lodi offers great activities for children of all ages.

After visiting the local zoo and amusement park or riding the bike trails at Lodi Lake to see the river, your kids will be begging you to come back to Lodi!


World of Wonders Museum
2 North Sacramento Street  
Lodi, California  95240
209-368-0WOW (0969)

Great Valley Serpentarium
2379 Maggio Circle Unit C
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 369-7737

If you are feeling courageous, head over to the Lodi Serpentarium, where you will find over 50 different breeds of snakes and other reptiles. The Serpentarium has exotic reptiles, including bearded dragons, geckos, chameleons, mantella and horned frogs, emperor scorpions, and tarantulas. You can learn about the snake breeding process and even hold one for a picture =if you dare! Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11a.m.-6p.m. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free.

Micke Grove Zoo and Park
11793 N. Micke Grove Rd.
Lodi, CA 95240

Micke Grove Zoo and Park

This 258-acre oak tree park has plenty of amenities, such as: Micke Grove Zoo featuring exotic and endangered species; the Japanese Garden with cherry blossom trees, tea pavilion and koi pond; Funderwoods Amusement Park offering fun-filled rides and delicious treats; the San Joaquin Historical Museum; outdoor picnic shelters; indoor facilities for events; softball fields and a children's play area. Park Hours: Daily (except Christmas) from 8am to sunset; Zoo Hours: Open Daily 10am-5pm. Summer weekends until 6pm; Japanese Garden: Weekdays 9am-2pm, weekends until 1:30 pm; minimal cost for entrance to park and zoo.

Phillips Farms
4580 W. Hwy. 12
Lodi, Ca 95242

Located on Highway 12 West of Lodi, Phillips Farm is a treat for every member of the family, young and old. This working farm has much to see and do, and every Lodian passes through it at least once for pumpkins, homemade jam and bread or just to visit the animals. Visit or call 209-368-7384.

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