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We're open, under modified operations.

The safety of our guests, staff, and animals continues to be our top priority, so we are continuing our modified operations to comply with local, state, and federal health recommendations.

    • The Zoo is open daily from 9 AM to 3 PM.
    • Guests entering the Zoo will be expected to maintain proper social distancing. 
    • All guests entering the Zoo – including Annual Pass Holders – are encouraged to have a dated and timed online ticket.
    • The use of face coverings or masks is required for all guests 13 and older. Face masks and coverings are still recommended for all visitors age 12 and under. 

Due to limited capacity within the Zoo, we are asking all guests to purchase tickets online, in advance. Tickets are valid for the date and time selected. No refunds or rain checks.



  • We encourage guests to purchase tickets online, in advance of your visit.
  • All guests will have to purchase a ticket online for each member of their party for a designated day and time slot. Children 2 and under are free but still require a ticket.
  • Ticket prices are inclusive of applicable tax. No additional discounts are available for tickets purchased online.
  • To allow for contactless admission, tickets will be sent to your email and tickets can be scanned directly off of your phone, from that email.



  • Current Zoo Annual Pass Holders, with expiration dates of September 30, 2020 or later, must reserve tickets online in advance. Children 2 and under are free but still require a ticket.
  • Your Zoo Annual Pass Card, valid photo ID, and your dated and timed ticket for each member of your party will be required for entry into the Zoo.
  • Zoo Annual Pass Holders will be able to purchase their guest admission benefit online.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens or participating in one of its programs, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


The In-Park Experiences have been suspended, until further notice:

  • Keeper chats and shows.
  • Private experiences.

Rentals and Sensory Bags:

  • Wagon rentals will be available for $10.
  • Manual wheelchairs will be available for $7.
  • Sensory bags are available for guests to borrow during their visit.
  • All rentals are available at the Admissions Window for payment by credit or debit card.
  • All items are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.
  • Each item will undergo rigorous cleaning between each use.


These precautions are temporary and are subject to change at any time based on the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Florida, and Seminole County. Please be patient as we continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to keep our guests, staff, and animals healthy.

PLEASE NOTE: Construction is underway on West Seminole Boulevard near the Zoo’s entrance.

Barricades are in place at the intersection of West Seminole Boulevard and Monroe Road. Visitors will need to use caution and bypass the Road Closed/Zoo Access sign. The Zoo is accessible during construction. 

Visitors can access the Zoo from eastbound West Seminole Boulevard at Monroe Road, eastbound 17-92, or Interstate 4. Guests will not be able to access the Zoo from westbound West Seminole Boulevard and should follow all detours.

Visitors are encouraged to be mindful of possible detours and changes in traffic patterns while construction continues in the area near the Zoo’s entrance.


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