Sarasota Bay Explorers
Join a marine biologist for a Sea Life Encounter cruise on Sarasota and Roberts Bay to observe
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Evies Family Golf Center mini golf Evie's Family Golf Center
Features an 18-hole waterfall adventure mini-golf course, pizzeria and ice-cream parlor and arcade!

Sarasota Jungle Gardnens family fun Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of tropical vegetation, jungle trails, exotic birds, crocodiles and more.
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Sarasota top 10 Family Fun

There are lots of family fun things to do when visiting Sarasota. How about a day spent at the beach digging up shark teeth? Venice has been called the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World” because shark teeth of all types and sizes can often be found washed up on beaches throughout the area. Shark teeth can range from an eighth of an inch to 3 inches and sometimes even bigger!

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A to Z Baby, Beach and Bike Rentals
With three area locations, A to Z serves the entire Florida Suncoast area with free delivery or 24-hour self service pick up! There’s no need to lug baby and beach equipment from home. A to Z rents everything you need for babies, ...read more

Florida Railroad Museum
Ride the exhibits at the Florida Railroad Museum. Founded in 1981, the Florida Railroad Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve and operate historic examples of Florida's railroad history. The Florida Railroad Museum ...read more

Save Our Seabirds Wild Bird Learning Center
This non-profit wildlife facility rescues, rehabilitates and releases nearly 2,000 injured birds each year. Tour this 130,000 square foot home to approximately 250 birds consisting of over 30 species both native and exotic. The ...read more

Evie's Family Fun Center
Evie's Family Golf Center features an 18-hole waterfall adventure mini-golf course, pizzeria and ice-cream parlor, arcade, driving range, chipping and putting ...read more

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
For over 73 years the lush tropical paradise at Sarasota Jungle Gardens has been a home to more than 150 native and exotic animals. Jungle Garden's animals include birds of prey, a variety of parrots and macaws, free ...read more

The Ringling Circus Museum
Celebrate the American circus with a visit to The Ringling Circus Museum. Feel the magic in the air? Its no wonder, Sarasota has been known as the "Circus Capital of the World" since the 1920's when John Ringling made it the ...read more

Sarasota Bay Explorers
Sarasota Bay Explorers works in conjunction with Mote Marine Aquarium to provide interactive marine science boat trips. Activities include guided kayak tours ...read more

Venice Pier Fishing
Pier Fishing The beach and the Pier extending 700 feet into the Gulf of Mexico is a fantastic spot to drop a line or gather to watch the sunset. Free admission, fishing from the Pier 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including ...read more

Hunting for Shark Teeth
Hunt for sharks’ teeth on the beach in the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World.” Caspersen ...read more

Livingston's Amusement Center
Livingston's Amusement Center in Sarasota features 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fun for the entire family! Read Livingston's featured blog article - ...read more

Sarasota Gardens and Animals

Area gardens and sanctuaries offer an opportunity for you to meet and learn about alligators, exotic birds and more providing a host of entertainment and culture activities suitable for the entire family. Spend a morning playing miniature golf, enjoy an exciting afternoon in a museum or plan a fun-filled trip to an arcade.

While the beach or swimming pool may hold the most interest for you and your kids, exploring the areas other family-friendly options will be very rewarding. No matter what you're looking to do with the family, Southwest Florida promises hours of endless play that the whole group can enjoy.