Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters at the Zoo

Our Education Animal Ambassadors are ready to meet your group. Choose from the following variety of exciting up-close animal encounter presentations.

Boy on Zoom Air Adventure Course zip line and ropes course photoWild Florida Adventures! 

Combine the Kid's Zip Line Adventure Course with a Florida native animal encounter and time to explore the Zoo! 
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Online registration available for Animal Encounters and Tours!  Animal Encounters/Tours Reservation Form

Pre-K to Adult

New! Pirates of the ZOOribbean!
It's a ZOOribbean adventure as we set sail on an exciting pirate's journey in search of amazing coastal and island animals. Discover the true treasures of a pirate's life!

Weird Animal Adaptations
They’re weird, wacky and wonderful! Meet some creatures with strange features in this up close look at some unusual animal adaptations.   

Happy Habitats
What do all living things need to survive? From desert to rainforest, animals are found in a variety of habitats throughout the world. Discover how they have adapted to their habitats while meeting animals from different biomes around the world.

Boy and girl smiling at a red fronted macaw photoAnimals Have Class
This popular program answers such questions as, "What makes a bird a bird?" and "How are mammals different than reptiles?" Easily adapted to all age levels. 

Rainforest Adventures 
What makes rainforests so special? Students will learn about the rainforests of the world as they meet real rainforest animals. Learn reasons this important ecosystem is threatened and ways we can help save it.

Florida Natives 
Meet some of the wonderful animals that share our state, including some you might see in your own backyard. This encounter features Florida's diverse wildlife including alligators, opossums, or gopher tortoises. Learn why it is imperative that we become stewards of our state in order to save habitat for these natives.

Leopard gecko photoFear to Fascination
Are you afraid of snakes? Spiders? Face your fears with this in depth program designed to debunk some of the most common myths surrounding some of the world's most misunderstood animals. Discover why humans fear them and how beneficial they really are to our planet. 

Animals Around the World
What animals live where? In this around-the-world-in-30-minutes presentation you'll discover animals from around the globe.

Savannah monitor photoReally Radical Reptiles
Everyone loves reptiles--don't they? This is a wonderful program for those who love reptiles, but even a better program for those who don't!

Creatures of the Night
Fascinating night life comes to light during this adventure with several nocturnal denizens. Discover amazing characteristics and adaptations that have allowed these animals to be successful in the dark. Representatives might include a kinkajou, frog, or screech owl.

Fun ZOO Animals! 
Start your group's fun at the Zoo with a special animal encounter and enjoy meeting a variety of amazing animals. This exciting program is designed for groups of all ages. Experience the thrill of meeting live animals up close and go WILD at the Zoo!

 
 
 
Time: 30 minutes
Dates: Monday - Friday
Ages: Pre-K and up
  Group Size: Max. 200 per day
  Cost: __________________________________________
Cost: $10.00 per Child; $13.00 per Adult
Prices include Zoo admission.
One adult FREE per 10 children.
*Add additional $1.00 per person if tour is added.
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Seminole County Public School Discount Rate:  $7.50 per Child; $13.00 per Adult; Teachers - Free; One Adult per 10 children Free; Prices include Zoo admission. *Add additional $.75 per student / $1.00 per paid adult if tour is added.
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  Reservations:
Required two weeks in advance.
Registration Options:
Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 125
Email: fieldtrips@centralfloridazoo.org
Online: Animal Encounters/Tours
           Reservation Form 

Cancellations:  We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel a program. Groups that cancel within 24 hours will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee. 

Pre-K through 1st Grade

Students Pre-K through 1st grade can experience one of the following 30 minute programs that incorporates animals, biofacts and some interactive activities.

New! Pirates of the ZOOribbean
Ahoy Mateys! It’s a ZOOribbean adventure as we set sail on an exciting pirate’s journey in search of amazing coastal and island animals.

What's for Lunch?
From fruit to leaves to bugs to seeds to--other animals. Different animals eat different things, and looking at their teeth or beaks will show you how they do it! 

Two zoo keepers with two siamangs photoAnimals in Action
Animals move in many ways. How many can you think of? How many can you imitate? Discover all the right moves and get moving during this lively presentation!

Time: 30 minutes
Dates: Monday - Friday
Ages: Pre-K, K and 1st grade
Group Size: Max. 120 per day
Cost: ___________________________________________
Cost: $10.00 per Child; $13.00 per Adult
Prices include Zoo admission.
One adult FREE per 10 children.
*Add additional $1.00 per person if tour is added.
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Seminole County Public Schools Discount Rate:
$7.50 per Child; $13.00 per Adult; Teachers - Free; One adult per 10 children Free; Prices include Zoo admission.  *Add additional $.75 per student / $1.00 per paid adult if tour is added.
___________________________________________
Reservations: Required two weeks in advance.
Registration Options: 
Call 407.323.4450 ext. 125
Email: fieldtrips@centralfloridazoo.org
Online: Animal Encounters/Tours
           Registration Form

Cancellations:  We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel a program. Groups that cancel within 24 hours will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee. 


Wings of America

Auditorium Program for 2nd thru 8th grade:

Bald eagle photoEver wonder how the bald eagle became the national symbol of the United States of America?  Come explore the role of the bald eagle throughout history.  You'll also get to meet a live bald eagle up close - all in our new auditorium program, Wings of America!

Time: 45 minutes
Dates: Monday - Friday
Ages: 2nd thru 8th Grade
Group Size: Maximum 200
Cost: ____________________________________________
Cost: $10.50 per Child; $13.50 per Adult
Prices include Zoo admission.

One adult FREE per 10 children.
____________________________________________
Seminole County Public School Discount Rate:
$7.87 per Child; $12.50 per Adult; Teachers - Free; One Adult per 10 children - Free; Prices include Zoo admission. *Add additional $.75 per Child / $1.00 per paid Adult if tour is added.
____________________________________________

Reservations:

Required two weeks in advance.
Registration Options:
Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 125
Email: fieldtrips@centralfloridazoo.org
Online: Animal Encounters/Tours
          Reservation Form

Cancellations:  We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel a program. Groups that cancel within 24 hours will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee. 

African gray parrot photoNine banded armadillo photoBaby American alligator photoBaby opossum photo