Events Calendar:

Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival

01/26/2014, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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Join the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens as they partner with the Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valentine Park in Orange City. The Manatee Festival will offer live entertainment with great shows from local performers, animal ambassadors from the Zoo, along with presentations by Zoo staff. Take the shuttle to Blue Springs State Park to see the magnificent manatees in their natural setting. Typically 100 or more manatees grace the festival goers each year by visiting the springs. So, join the Zoo as we enjoy some good ole festival fun and check out the manatees at the Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival. To learn more go to


Regular Activities and Programs at the Central Florida Zoo

(All shows and times are subject to change without notice and take place at habitat unless otherwise noted.)

  • 10:30 a.m. Rhino*
  • 11:00 a.m. Cheetah*
  • 11:30 a.m. African Porcupine* 
  • 12:00 p.m. Venom! outside Herpetarium at the Tiffany and Charles Davis
                      Animal Showcase
  • 1:30 p.m. Wild Tales! at the Discovery Courtyard
  • 2:30 p.m.  Flying High! sponsored by Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services, LLC
  • 3:00 p.m. Lemur*
  • 3:30 p.m. Snake or Alligator/ Crocodile Feeding
  • 4:00 p.m. Cougar*

*Meet the Keeper

NOTICE: We are currently updating our Wild Tales and Flying High shows, and they will not be happening at this time. We thank you for your patience as we improve these experiences for our guests.