Adult Programs

Keeper For a Day!

Let the adventures begin...

Have you ever dreamed of being a Zoo Keeper or know someone who has? Join us to experience what it’s like to be an animal keeper at the Zoo! This exciting experience offers you an incredible opportunity to go behind the scenes with the animal department of your choice and includes lunch with the keepers. You can choose to work with the feline, primate, bird, reptile, hoofstock, or education department.  The Keeper for a Day experience is offered year round. The cost is $150.00 per person and may be purchased for yourself or as a gift for someone else.

To make your reservation please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Must be 16 years or older.


 

Central Florida Zoo Speaker Series

Not Your Average Doctor: The Next Installment of the Central Florida Zoo's Speaker Series
October 12, 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Free - but registration requested

Come hear Dr. Bogan, the Zoo's Chief Veterinary Officer, explain what it's like to work with the animal residents of the Central Florida Zoo. Dr. Bogan's patients range from small amphibians, to endangered lemurs, to the worlds' tallest land animal, the giraffe. From routine wellness checkups to surgeries, what is it like to work with patients that you can't communicate with? How do you give an Egyptian cobra a checkup? What's it like giving an Indian rhino a shot? Come learn about what it takes to be a zoo vet! This event is free, but please register online or contact our Education department at 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information.


 

Florida Master Naturalist Program

Wildlife Monitoring
October 21-23, 2016
Registration required

This program is an adult education UF/IFAS Extension program. The training will benefit persons interested in learning more about Florida's environment and knowledge for use in education programs. This course is designed to provide training in principles and commonly used techniques for surveying and monitoring wildlife. People that complete this course will better understand the reasons for monitoring wildlife and the methodologies used to do so. This course includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experience and will better equip students to participate in data collection for wildlife monitoring projects. This course will cover surveying and monitoring mammals, birds and herpetofauna.

For more information, or to register, please visit http://masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu or call 407.323.4450 ext. 126.


 

Snake Awareness
Presentation

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registration required.
Cost:  Zoo Members - $10.00;  Non-members - $15.00
Must be 12 years or older. 

Eastern Diamondback RattlesnakeThe Central Florida Zoo’s Herpetology Department is offering this program to help people properly identify venomous and non-venomous snakes. Separate fact from fiction and learn what and to do (and what not to do) during an encounter. Presented in the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center. To make reservations please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org or register online. 

 

 

 


 

Alligator Awareness Presentation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registration required.
Cost: Members - $10.00; Non-members - $15.00
Must be 12 years or older.


Welcome to our stateAmerican alligator…you might see some alligators here! Alligator safety is an essential part of living in Florida. The Reptile Department at the Central Florida Zoo is offering an informative and educational presentation on alligator safety and awareness for you and your family. Presented in the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center. To make reservations please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org or register online.