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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.


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.