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Sonoma County Animal Farms, Petting Zoos and Wildlife Preserves for Springtime Fun

Sonoma County has something for everyone who wants to get up close with furry, feline, feathered or finned friends — you can even pair animal socializing with wine tasting!

Calling all animal lovers! Spring is on its way, and so is your opportunity to take your kids (or any animal lover) on an outing to one of Sonoma County’s many farms, petting zoos, preserves, or animal shelters.

From safari tours to tropical fish stores, Sonoma County has something for everyone who wants to get up close with a furry, feline, feathered, or finned friend — you can even pair animal socializing with some wine tasting! Click through the above gallery for a few of our favorite spots.

Please note: Many animal farms, sanctuaries, and petting zoos have seasonal hours or are only open by appointment, so be sure to check their websites before going. Did we miss your favorite petting zoo, farm or animal experience in Sonoma County? Please let us know in the comments.

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Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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