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Conservation Days at the Zoo

Celebrate the animal world all year round!

Take part in our Conservation Days with fun activities, keeper talks, and celebrating conservation efforts!  Let’s come together to protect animals from extinction.

February 10, 2024                

I 🖤 Indigo Day & Bluegrass BBQ Fundraiser

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Help the Zoo and the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC) celebrate the threatened eastern indigo snake! The event will take place at the Zoo and will include fun activities for the whole family. The OCIC had a very successful year, with many indigos hatched at the 25 acre facility in Eustis, Florida. Join us to learn why our work to save this species is so important.

March 2, 2024

World Wildlife Day

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

World Wildlife Day encourages youth around the world to raise awareness for animals and plants that need protection and to inspire them to lead the way in preventing wildlife crime through conservation and education. Started by the United Nations, it is a call to action for today’s youth as we come together to save wildlife in wild places. This event is included in general Zoo admission.

April 20, 2024                    

Party for the Planet

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo and be part of the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Help us celebrate our planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife through interactive environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters, and fun games and crafts for the whole family. Connect to nature and conservation in the community and be inspired to become conservation heroes to help protect this beautiful planet. This event is included in general Zoo admission.

May 18, 2024                                    

Endangered Species Day

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Zoo, where people of all ages are encouraged to learn about the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals, and what actions can be taken to preserve the future of the species. Be awe-inspired as you get up close to the many endangered species from all around the word represented here at the Zoo. Learn about things you can do in your own backyard to help protect our Florida native species, through fun games, crafts, and animal encounters.

June 22, 2024               

Celebrate Pollinators

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come to the Zoo to celebrate our planet’s pollinators! This event is included in general Zoo admission.


September 21, 2024

World Rhino Day

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate PJ, the Zoo’s greater one-horned Indian rhino, as well as all five species around the world. Help support rhino conservation working to save these incredible animals from extinction by participating in different activities and enjoying Keeper Chats to learn more. This event is included in general Zoo admission.

December 7, 2024       

International Cheetah Day    

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate cheetahs with our two brothers, Cheeto & Frito! This event is included in general Zoo admission.

Please call 407.323.4450 ext. 127, or email volunteers@centralfloridazoo.org for more information.


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