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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, including games, crafts, and keeper talks!  Let’s come together to protect animals from extinction.

January 7, 2023

National Bird Day

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

In honor of how important birds are to ecosystems around the world, we will be celebrating National Bird Day at the Zoo! Join us to enjoy a variety of keeper chats, activities, and a scavenger hunt. Learn how your actions and donations can support our feathered friends and make a difference here at home and around the world. This event is included in general Zoo admission.

February 4, 2023                

I “heart” Indigos Day

10:00 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. This event is included in general Zoo admission.

March 4, 2023

World Wildlife Day

10:00 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 22, 2023                    

Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration

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 20, 2023                                    

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 10, 2023              

World Ocean Day

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come to the Zoo to celebrate our planet’s beautiful oceans and be inspired to take action to protect marine life and their habitats through interactive games, activities, crafts, and more. Learn what you can do to help conservation efforts and protect the critical ocean ecology! This event is included in general Zoo admission.

July 8, 2023            

Bear Awareness Day

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

All three of North America’s bear species – the polar bear, grizzly bear, and American black bear – are threatened by habitat loss and human-caused mortality. Bear Awareness Day is a day to recognize how vital these large mammals are to the ecosystems in which they live, and how important it is to protect their habitat. Through hands-on activities, games, crafts, and special keeper talks at the Black Bear habitat, we will inspire awareness about these wonderful animals, the role they play in ecosystems, the work we do to protect them, and what you can do to help. This event is included in general Zoo admission.

September 23, 2023

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.

October 14, 2023      

Bat Appreciation Day    

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bats are a vital part of ecosystems around the world. From pollination, to chowing down on mosquitoes, these incredible flying mammals are important to our planet and need our protection. Games, crafts and activities will make learning to appreciate bats lots of fun! This event is included in general Zoo admission.

Please call 407.323.4450 ext. 121, or email dawnd@centralfloridazoo.org for more information.


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