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Admission & Hours

Everything you need to plan your next Zoo visit.

Single Day Admission

Zoo Modified Operations

To promote limited contact admission and entry, we encourage guests visiting the Zoo purchase tickets online in advance of their visit. Children 2 and under are free but still require a ticket.

Ticket prices are inclusive of applicable tax. No additional discounts are available when purchased online.

Tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable. No rainchecks.

All guests age 13 and up are required to wear a face mask or covering during their visit.

Parking is Free.

Open Daily, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


  • Adults: $19.50
  • Seniors 55+: $15.95
  • Children 3-12 years: $13.75
  • Children 2 and under: Free
  • Annual Pass Holder: Free

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily

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Seminole Aerial
Adventures Course

Rainforest and Upland courses open daily 9 AM – 1 PM, online reservations requires | Kids' Course closed until further notice

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Annual Pass

Get a whole year of wild adventures.

With an Annual Pass, you and your family can see our Zoo’s residents year-round, for one low price.

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Ride Pass

Take a ride on the wild side.

Buy your ride pass and enjoy 20 rides on our Animal Carousel for just $25.

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Group Rates

Explore the Zoo with your entire herd.

Great savings when traveling in a herd.

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Special Discounts

Save on your Zoo visit.

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