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Admission & Hours

Everything you need to plan your next zoo visit.

Single Day Admission

Zoo Modified Operations

All guests visiting the Zoo are required to obtain a dated and timed ticket 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 only valid for the date and time selected. Tickets are non-refundable. No rain checks.

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

Parking is Free.

Zoo Hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas


  • Adults: $19.50
  • Seniors 60+: $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 Animals From Extinction
  • Culture Builds Florida
  • Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums