3 zoos or aquariums to visit in the US



The summer holidays are fast approaching, and we wanted to share with you a few “favorites” if you want to visit animals on the other side of the border. Each was discovered during a personal trip by various Ecomuseum Zoo employeesand the three suggestions have a little something unique. They are also all institutions accredited by the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), which confirms they achieve standards of excellence in animal care, education, research and conservation, management...in short, places we are proud to recommend!

Only a six-hour drive away you’ll discover one of the finest aquariums in the United States. On several floors, you can meet different species of penguins, seals, turtles, countless fish, corals, sharks, rays ... in short, enough to please everyone!

Psst...At the New England Aquarium, penguins are fed carefully, one by one ... and the more persistent ones are sidelined so that others can eat in peace! Must see!

For more information: http://www.neaq.org/index.php

The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the United States. Impossible to see everything in one day (unless you run very fast!). At the same location you can discover the (gigantic) zoo, and don’t forget to look into their conservation programs which occupy an important place in their mission.

Psst ... If you have the time and the means, backstage passes offer the opportunity to enjoy unique encounters with many animals. You can feed them and have direct contact with some enigmatic creatures (rhinos, kangaroos, spectacled owls, etc.).

For more information: http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/

Focused on flora AND fauna, this zoo allows desert enthusiasts to discover fascinating species in an environment that promotes education in all its forms. You will discover a large number of species, many of which are threatened or vulnerable species.

Psst ... At the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, you will discover a vast selection of unique plants. The institution has been ranked in 5th position for the top 10 US public gardens in 2013.

For more information: https://www.desertmuseum.org/