Florida Black Bear Exhibit Now Open!

Florida Black Bear Habitat and Bear Awareness Exhibit Now Open! 

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is bear-y excited to announce the opening of our Florida black bear exhibit! Guests will have the opportunity to view our two Florida black bears, as well as visit our interactive and educational Bear Awareness viewing house. Guests will get to enjoy watching our bears while also learning important tips to living with wild Florida black bears in our communities.

Moving to a brand new place can be scary! For this reason, our bears are on exhibit for limited viewing times as they adjust to their new home. We highly recommend guests arrive between 9:30 and 10:00 for the best chance to see the bears. The amount of time that the bears are on exhibit is solely up to the discretion of our animal staff and will depend on the bear’s behavior, and is subject to change without notice. When the bears are off exhibit, the pathway leading to the bear awareness viewing house will also be closed for the bears’ privacy and comfort.

We thank you for your patience as we create a positive experience for our bears, and thank you for playing a part in helping them acclimate to their new environment.










In addition to viewing our Florida black bears, guests will be able to learn about how to be Bear Aware.