Private Experiences

Make the most of your next Zoo visit.

Experience Even More of Nature

Want to learn more about the Zoo’s wild residents? With our Private Experiences, there’s even more of the Zoo to see and endless fun to be had.

Book Your Experience

PLEASE NOTE: All private experiences must be booked at least two (2) weeks in advance of your visit.

Tortoise Encounter

Slow down and get to know one of the Zoo’s tortoises. Go behind-the-scenes to meet and feed one of the Zoo’s most easy going residents, our Aldabra Tortoise. You may be surprised by how quickly she can gobble up her fruits and veggies!

Costs: $25 per person, children age 3 and under must be held and are free | Admission to the Zoo is not included and is required to participate in this experience.

Capacity: 4 Participants

General Guidelines: Animal safety regulations requires all participants to wear closed-toe shoes

Reservations: Reservations must be made in advance by contacting 407.323.4450 ext. 135


Keeper for a Day

Have you ever dreamed of being a Zoo Keeper or know someone who has? Join us to experience what it’s like to be an animal keeper at the Zoo! This exciting experience offers you an incredible opportunity to delve deeper into the animal department of your choice. You can choose to participate as a Carnivore, Bird, Reptile, Hoofstock, or Animal Ambassador Keeper.

The Keeper for a Day experience is offered year round.   

Time:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Available:  Every day

Ages:  16 and up

Cost:  $150.00 per person and may be purchased for yourself or as a gift for someone else

Reservations:  To make a reservation, or purchase a Keeper for a Day gift certificate, please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email  Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance.  Must be 16 years or older.


Family Zoo Keeper Experience

Explore the wild side of animal life as a Zoo Keeper in training! An adult-child duo team up to work alongside the Animal Ambassador Keepers, caring for animals, preparing diets, animal training, and cleaning. Discover what an exciting experience it is to be a Animal Ambassador Keeper, and learn how Zoos are helping wildlife around the world!

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Available:  Every day

Ages:  9 years and up | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost:  $100 per adult and child |Admission to the Zoo is included

Reservations:  Required at least two weeks in advance.  Limit one adult and one child per experience.

To register please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email

Other Attractions

Rhinoceros Encounters

Giraffe Feeding

Bungee Bounce and WOW Balls

  • Saving Animals From Extinction
  • Culture Builds Florida
  • Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums