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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Central FLorida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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If you’re searching for an activity that will fill up your morning or early afternoon, visit none other than the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford, Florida. Since 1975, this family-friendly location has been home to species from all over the world. Today, the Zoo has grown to over 350 animals representing over 100 species, small and large.

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
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Have up-close encounters with some of your favorite animals! Central Florida Zoo offers plenty of hands-on attractions, like Giraffe feedings and Rhinoceros encounters. Looking to take advantage of the Florida sun? Kids can enjoy the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground as a wild place to cool off during their exciting day at the Zoo.


What makes this Zoo so special is its Botanical Gardens on-site. Take a moment to pause and smell the flowers as you experience breathtaking flora growing throughout the Zoo. Keep your eyes peeled for breathtaking butterflies, song-filled hummingbirds and more as you venture through the annuals and perennials of the gardens.


Visiting the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens starts at $13.75 for children 3-12, $19.50 for 13 and older, and $15.95 for seniors 60 and up (plus fees). Visit the Zoo daily from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and see why this attraction is great for the entire family.