Places to Go


AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Click the map above to find AZA-accredited institutions in your area. Many have on-site nature play areas and nature-related programming.


Nature Clubs and Events

The Children & Nature Network has extensive listings of nature clubs and events.


Parks, Trails, and More

Find sites near you with the National Wildlife Federation’s Nature Find.


Places to Swim, Hike, Camp…

The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Rocks website lets you find parks and other sites near you, and you can filter by activity type.



KaBOOM!’s “Map of Play” helps you locate playgrounds and other play spaces near you.


Trips, Workshops, and More

The Sierra Club Outdoors site can help you find local groups that host wilderness trips, with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth and others with limited access to the outdoors.


We want to hear about your family’s favorite outdoor places! Parents/guardians: drop us an email or share your photos with us on Instagram with the hashtag #AZANaturePlay.