Family Fun in Lodi


Watch the action at the Micke Grove Zoo, which features over 180 birds, mammals and reptiles. Visitors will enjoy native animals and exotic species from all over the world, right here in Lodi! Catch a glimpse of several endangered species such as the popular Chinese Alligator, snow leopard and cotton top tamarin. Exhibits include the Tropic Forest Canopy with its Rodrigues fruit bats and the Island Lost in Time featuring lemurs, parrots and radiated tortoises from Madagascar.

Enjoy a tasty boxed lunch while soaking in warm rays peeking through massive oak trees at Micke Grove Park. With 258 acres, this regional park provides room for a relaxing day with nature and then head over to the San Joaquin Historical Museum to learn about the rich history of our region with interactive exhibits and a wide collection of local artifacts.

After lunch it’s off to the World of Wonders Science Museum where adults as well as children will love exploring the hands-on exhibits. Learn about energy, electricity, magnetism and more.

Another Downtown Lodi favorite for all ages is the Lodi Bowling Lounge & Bar, where you and your family can spend the afternoon dusting off your bowling moves, ordering from an extensive menu of elevated bar snacks and delicious cocktails (for the adults!), and making fun memories together.

Looking to cool down? Then off to Lodi Lake where you can begin your tour with a visit to the Lake’s Discovery Center. The Discovery Center hosts a mounted collection of the animals and birds that are found along the Mokelumne River. Vintage photographs of the lake area, along with interpretive educational games make a visit to the Center enticing for all ages. Afterwards take a walk along the 1.5 miles of nature trails lined with mature oaks, cottonwoods and willow stands overlooking the river. This 58-acrea riparian wilderness area is home to over 200 species of birds according to the San Joaquin County Audobon Society. This charming and serene lake will refresh you as you take in the breathtaking sights around you. Paddleboats and canoes can be rented and a beach area available for those who wish to swim.