Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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  • 3755 NW U.S. Highway 17/92
    Sanford, FL 32771
  • Phone: 407-323-4450
  • Location: North Orlando Area/Seminole County
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  • Nestled in lush tropical foliage
  • Over 500 animals
  • 23 acres of native gardens
  • Insect Zoo and Reptile House
  • Children’s zoo with animals you can feed & pet
  • ZOOm Air Aerial Adventures
  • Splash playground
  • Live animal encounters
  • Many educational opportunities and demonstrations

You can also explore the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center featuring an interactive gallery, two traditional classrooms, and the second largest meeting space in Seminole County or your attendees can enjoy your function immersed in our natural surroundings at the Rainforest Pavilion.

The Zoo is located just off I-4, exit 104 on the shores of Lake Monroe. With something for everyone, the adventures are endless!

  • Category:  Zoos, Aquariums & Wildlife Refuges
  • Time of Activity:  Quarter Day
  • Distance to Walt Disney World:  45.4 Miles
  • Distance to Airport: 38.8 Miles
  • Distance to Downtown: 23.0 Miles
  • Distance to Convention Center:  33.8 Miles
  • Distance to SeaWorld:  36.2 Miles
  • Distance to Universal:  33.1 Miles
Popular Amenities
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Time of Activity: Quarter Day
  • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
  • Ticket Prices: $16.50 adults, $13.95 seniors (60+), $11.95 children (ages 3-12), any child ages 2 and under is free
Other Amenities
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Location: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • Address: 3755 NW U.S. Highway 17/92
    Sanford, FL 32771
  • July 04, 2015
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Come celebrate 40 years of the Central Florida Zoo! The zoo first opened its gates on July 4, 1975. This celebration will include music, games, children's crafts, face painting, animal encounters and of course, cake because because the Central Florida Zoo will also be celebrating the birthdays of Jahi and PJ, the great one-horned rhinoes. View Details >

  • Location: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • Address: 3755 NW U.S. Highway 17/92
    Sanford, FL 32771
  • October 17 - October 31, 2015
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Enjoy a safe and fun event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goody bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations. If you forget your costume, not a problem, a face painter will help you fit right in. Walk on Water Balls will also be available for an additional charge. Learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals. View Details >