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Family and Adult Programs

There’s even more to do at the Zoo.

Zoo Programs for Families and Adults

The Zoo offers year-round special programs and presentations for adults looking to learn more about wildlife and the natural world.

Botanical Illustrations Workshop

Explore the natural botanical resources at the Zoo through this creative introduction to botany, illustrations, flower pressing, ink, and shading. Each program will include a new concept, exploring the Zoo, and an activity. All materials will be included. Choose one program or participate in the entire series. No experience necessary. Experienced artists will have the opportunity to use Zoo resources to expand their portfolios.

Feb. 22, 2020: Introduction to botanical illustrations
Mar. 28, 2020: Plant drying and pressing and using a field guide
Apr. 18, 2020: Shading and use of composition and light
May 9, 2020: Introduction to ink

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cost per program: $20 Annual Pass Holders / $25 Non-Pass Holders

Registration Required. Must be 12 years or older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo admission included.

 Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org

Wild Zoo Art for Families

Kids and canvases! It’s art gone WILD at the Zoo! Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet a special animal up close and paint its portrait. An art instructor will guide everyone to create their own masterpiece as both kids and adults meet some amazing animals at the Zoo! Supplies will be provided. Reservations are required by March 6, 2019. Space is limited. Ages 5-13. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date:  March 14, 2020 

Time:  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cost:  Annual Passholders – $12 per person / Non-Passholders – $15 per person

Registration required. Children must be between 5-13 years old to attend. Zoo admission separate and not required to attend.

Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org

Wildlife Photography – Focused on Butterflies

Discover how to capture one of nature’s most beautiful species on camera. We’ll travel around the Zoo’s botanical areas to learn the best places to find them, the best times to look, and how to film them. Participants must bring their own equipment, including a digital camera with manual settings and/or aperture priority, telephoto and close-up lenses or a zoom lens with both capabilities. Techniques covered will apply to both film and digital cameras.

Date:  May 16, 2020

Time:  8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Cost:  Annual Passholders – $20 per person / Non-Passholders – $30 per person

Registration Required. Must be 12 years or older. Zoo admission included.

 Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org

Living Safely with Wildlife in Florida

Welcome to Florida! Home to some incredible wildlife, we would like to help you learn more about what to do and not do when encountering some of Florida’s amazing animals in your backyard or when enjoying nature. From bears, coyotes and alligators to snakes and caterpillars, discover how to safely enjoy Florida’s beautiful wildlife. 

Date:  June 6, 2020

Time:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 per person

Registration is required. Children must be 5 years or older. Zoo admission not included and not required to attend. 

 Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org

Bat House Building Workshop

Native bats are nocturnal insectivores that spend their evenings chowing down on insects, including mosquitoes and other pest species. Building a bat house will encourage bats to roost near your home, a natural, DIY form of pest control! Join us to learn all about bats and build your very own bat house to take home. Supplies are included, but please bring your own hammer. Space is limited.

Date: October 10, 2020

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Cost: $25 per family. Includes one bat house. Additional bat houses: $15.00 each

Registration Required. Zoo admission not included and is not required to attend.

 Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org

Wildlife Photography in Zoos

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn how to take great zoo photos! Experience the thrill of capturing amazing animal moments. Participants must bring their own equipment, including a digital camera with manual settings and/or aperture priority, telephoto and close-up lenses or a zoom lens with both capabilities. Techniques covered will apply to both film and digital cameras. Class size is limited. Registration required. Zoo admission is included.

Date: November 21, 2020

Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 am

Cost: Annual Passholders – $20 per person / Non-Passholders – $30 per person

Registration Required. Must be 12 years or older. Zoo admission included.

 Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org

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