There's Plenty to See and Zoo this Season

Black Tie on the Wildside: The Grand Carnival      

November 5  / 6:00pm - 10:00pm

There's still time to purchase your tickets to the Central Florida Zoo's biggest fundraiser of the year! Black Tie on the Wildside: The Grand Carnival will feature exotic beasts, colorful birds, theatrical performers, indulgent gourmet fare, and more. Won'tyou join us? Individual tickets are still available.



Zoo Will Close Early for our Fundraising Event      

November 5

On November 5, the Zoo will be closing at 2 pm to prepare for our fundraising event that night, Black Tie on the Wildside.


Last month for the Science of Nature BOGO!          

Offer ends November 30  

Annual Pass Holders can enjoy a special Buy One Get One Free offer to visit the Orlando Science Center from September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016. All you need to do is show your valid Zoo Annual Pass, along with a valid ID, to take advantage of this benefit. For more information on the Orlando Science Center's hours and prices, please visit 


Ice Age: Collision Course

November 12 / 2:30pm  

Join us in the Safari Room of the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center for a showing of Ice Age: Collision Course! This event is free. Zoo admission separate and not required to attend.


International Cheetah Day

December 3 / 10:00am - 3:00pm 

Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun filled day celebrating cheetahs! The world's fastest land animal is racing against extinction. Help us win the race! Learn many interesting facts about cheetahs, see our cheetahs up close, and enjoy games, crafts, keeper talks, and other exciting activities. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


See Us Around Town! 

The Zoo will be attending these events in November:

  • November 12: Great Day in the Country

Oviedo on the Park, Oviedo 

  • November 12: Come Out with Pride

Lake Eola Park, Orlando 

  • November 19 & 20: Deland Fall Festival of the Arts
    Downtown Deland


Breakfast (or Brunch) with Santa!     

December 10
Breakfast: 9:00am - 10:30am
Brunch: 11:00am - 12:30pm   

Join us this holiday season and enjoy breakfast or brunch with Santa at the Zoo! Share your holiday wishes with Santa and enjoy up-close animal encounters. Everyone will get to enjoy making a special animal enrichment and join the Zoo keepers to watch as the animals receive their special holiday gifts.

Registration is required by December 9th. 



Wild Art and Wine     

December 7 / 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy a special evening at the Zoo with wine and hors d'oeuvres while painting an animal portrait. Art instructors will guide you to create your own masterpiece as you meet live animals up close. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required by December 2. Space is limited!



Education Adventures  

  • Storytime at the Zoo: Every Wednesday in November

10:00am - 10:30am, FREE
Rainforest Pavilion 

  • Homeschool Family Workshop: Monkeyin' Around
    November 16, Register by November 11
  • Homeschool Class: X-treme Mammals
    6-8 year olds: November 8, Register by November 1
    9-12 year olds: November 15, Register by November 8

We also offer field trip tours, curriculum programs, Boy or Girl Scout badge programs, and more!  



ZOOm Air

When your family and friends gather for holiday visits, remember there's so much more to do together in Central Florida besides theme parks. ZOOm Air and the Zoo are great venues for groups of all ages to make fun memories together. Save time and money, and take your family fun to new heights!


Free Admission for Military on Veterans Day     

The Central Florida Zoo wishes to thank our military by offering free admission to all active or retired military members and veterans on November 11, 2016. Accompanying family members will receive a 20% discount. Please show valid military ID or proof of veteran status. Thank you for your service.


 Let Us Know!

How was your last visit to the Zoo?