Zoos in Florida
Amazing Exotics: Umatilla (not open daily to the public, may be closed for renovations)
Amazing Exotics is not a theme park or zoo, they are a hands on Educational Compound. A truely unique experience with personal hands on interaction with exotic animals.
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey: 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751
Audubon – the voice of conservation in Florida for 100 years. We connect people with nature to save birds and protect the places that make Florida special.
Back to Nature Wildlife, Inc.: 18515 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32820
The mission of the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is to rescue, raise, rehabilitate, and release injured or orphaned native species wildlife and to provide education about respecting and preserving the environment through our non-releasable permanent residents, known as “educational ambassadors”.
Big Cat Rescue: 12802 Easy St. Tampa, FL 33625
This 45 acre, wildlife sanctuary is home to 140 cats representing 16 species of wild cat. All in one place you can see Lions, Tigers, Geoffroy Cats, Jungle Cats, Servals, Caracals, Snow Leopards, Bobcats, Lynx and more. Watch Tigers swimming in the lake or see them run full speed through their 3 acre cat-a-tat. Get so close to them that you can almost feel their hot breath on your skin.
Brevard Zoo: Brevard Zoo 8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
Brevard Zoo offers lots of activities like kayaking, riding the train, and feeding the animals. In addition, the Zoo daily offers animal demos that rotate depending on the day including alligator, otter, and vulture feedings. If you can’t get enough of the Zoo or are simply a nature enthusiast, consider checking out our many guided outdoor adventures of the Space Coast.
Busch Gardens/Seaworld: Tampa Bay, Florida
Butterfly World: Coconut Creek, Florida
Caribbean Gardens: Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens 1590 Goodlette Rd Naples Florida 34102Central Florida Zoo: Enter the lush tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. A relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family.
In this tropical setting, you can take delight at seeing many of your favorite animals like lions, kangaroos, and monkeys. In addition, you'll also discover feature exhibits and an array of more rarely seen creatures like the African wild dogs or an Asian deer that barks and eats meat.
We’ve been at our present location since July 4, 1975 and we look forward to your visit. Besides seeing over 400 animals (that doesn't even include the bugs in the Massey Services Insect Zoo), you can take to the sky and enjoy our aerial adventure course, ZOOm Air Adventure Park or bring your flip-flops and swimsuit to cool-off in the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens: 3755 NW US 17-92, Sanford, FL
Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Clearwater, Florida
Discovery Cove: Orlando Florida
Disney Animal Kingdom: LAKE BUENA VISTA
Dolphin Connection: 61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, Florida 33050
Enter the edge of the ocean realm for an unparallelled dolphin adventure in our beautiful saltwater lagoon. With the Atlantic Ocean as your breathtaking backdrop, come close enough to experience the encounter of a lifetime. Come and explore the rare and fragile beauty of the spectacular Florida Keys with dolphins as your guide.
Dolphin Research Center: 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050-6019
Bring your family to meet our family of dolphins and sea lions. Spend an hour or stay all day learning about these incredible marine mammals. Dolphin Research Center offers several exciting presentations daily demonstrating the dolphins’ high flying athletics, dolphin education fun facts, dolphin research, new behavior training, medical behaviors, and much more.
Everglades Safari Park: 26700 SW 8 St, PO Box 940275, Miami FL
Airboat Tours: Experience South Florida's delicate ecosystem with an exhilarating airboat ride through the Everglades! See alligators, birds, crocodiles, and other exotic wildlife in their natural habitat!
Flamingo Gardens: 3750 S Flamingo Road, Davie, Florida 33330-1614
See a touch of history on 60 acres of lush gardens, showcasing rare, exotic and native plants. Tour the citrus groves and the Wray Botanical Collection. Explore the Free-Flight Aviary, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary and historic 1930s Wray Home. Visit our Gift Shop, Garden Shop and the Tropical Marketplace.
Florida Keys Wild Bird Sanctuary: Tavernier, FL 33070
The Center is located in a natural setting alongside the Bay, where you can see the real Florida Keys. When you visit, bring your camera! You'll find plenty of healthy, wild, and beautiful birds around -- along the boardwalk, up in the trees, and down along the Bay. But the Center isn't just for the birds!! Solution holes, cap rock, & pneumatophores are all around. Minnows, crabs, and sunsets appear regularly along the bay. Bromeliads are abundant along the nature trail.
Gatorama: Palmdale, FL 33944
Visitors will find other animals along the covered 1000 foot walkway and wooden bridge, monkey's, bobcats, raccoons, peacocks, ducks and geese all call Gatorama home, as do six species of crocodiles including the American Crocodile. Gatorama is the largest captive breeder in North America of the Acutus Crocodile.
Gatorland: 14501 South Orange Blossom Trail | Orlando, FL 32837
Gatorland® is a one-of-a-kind, protected habitat for man and beast where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland's 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is located in Central Florida at the head of the Florida Everglades.
Green Meadows Farm Petting Zoo: 1368 South Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34746
Green Meadows Petting Farm offers an ideal country setting that you and your family can enjoy. Our petting farm is perfect for folks who live in Florida, or for those of you who are vacationing in the Kissimmee area. The whole family will have a chance to enjoy the quiet country setting with more than 300 farm animals to touch and see.
Gulf World Marine Park: Panama City Beach
Whether it be the whiskers of a sea lion touching your nose or tasting the salt from a dolphin splash, Gulf World Marine Park creates memories for your entire family. At Gulf World, you’ll see live animal shows, fascinating exhibits, and you’ll experience hands-on interaction with our animals. So, take a deep breath and introduce yourself to the experience of a lifetime!
Gulfarium: 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Florida's Gulfarium lies on a sun drenched beachfront of the Gulf of Mexico. Our visitors can explore our park's attractions in approximately 3 hours and may stay into the early evening hours to enjoy a spectacular view of a gorgeous sunset.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center: 1801 North Ocean Boulevard; Boca Raton, FL 33432
Stroll through the butterfly garden, climb the observation tower located on the winding boardwalk through coastal hammock, sit in a Chiki hut, visit the saltwater tanks brimming with marine life, including sea turtles, fish, sharks and rays and take pictures in our sea turtle garden with 7 giant turtles.
International Rhino Foundation: 581705 White Oak Rd Yulee, FL 32097
Jacksonville Zoo: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218
The Zoo has something for everyone with over 1,500 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Whether you are a visitor to Florida's First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife and the environment.
Jungle Adventures: 26205 East Colonial Drive (State Road 50), Christmas, Florida 32709
Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with Rare Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Gray Wolves, White-Tailed Deer, Tropical Birds, Reptiles and Mammals. Take a Jungle Swamp Cruise and be surrounded by more than Two Hundred Alligators.
Jungle Island: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, Florida 33132
Key West Municipal Aquarium: 1 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida 33040
Perhaps one of the most unique aquariums in the world, the Key West Aquarium has delighted visitors since 1934. Come join us and see for yourself the beautiful indigenous sea-creatures of Key West and the Florida Keys.
Lion Country Safari, Inc.: 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, FL. 33470
Loggerhead Marinelife Center: 14200 US Hwy. One, Juno Beach FL 33408
Our sea turtle patients are here because they have been sick or injured and need to be rehabilitated. We rehabilitate between 30-50 adult sea turtles a year. Our exhibits include an Archelon, interactive drawers and Outdoor Children's play area.
Lowry Park Zoo: Tampa, FL 33604
Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 2,000 animals from Florida and similar habitats include a Native Florida Wildlife Center and manatee hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and Safari Africa. The Zoo also features rides, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits designed to give you a WILD experience.
Miami MetroZoo: 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
Over 80 exhibits, 740 total acres; 300 acres developed, Over 3 miles of walkways, More than 1,000 animals, representing over 400 species, 48 endangered species, Over 70 species of birds in the Wings of Asia Aviary, More than 900 species of trees, palms and other plants, and more.
Miami Seaquarium: 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
On a 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views lies a South Florida attraction like no other. Welcome to Miami Seaquarium®, a place where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven.
Mote Marine Aquarium: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Natural Encounters (Steve Martin's): 9014 Thompson Nursery Road, Winter Haven, FL 33884
Palm Beach Zoo, The: Palm Beach Zoo at dreher park - Discover Florida's Wildest Place. A magnificent 23 acre zoological park featuring over 1500 animals in lush tropical habitats. open daily 9 - 5. West Palm Beach, FL
Peace River Refuge and Ranch: Arcadia
Peace River Refuge & Ranch is a non-profit 501c3 exotic animal sanctuary, fully licensed and accredited by the American Sanctuary Association (ASA) and Member Society of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). The sanctuary is dedicated to the lifetime care of abused, neglected, confiscated or unwanted exotic animals to prevent them from being destroyed. The animals that we rescue and come to our sanctuary range from big cats such as tigers, cougars and leopards to wolves, bears, primates, small wild cats, bats and more.
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary: Sarasota, Florida
Rare Species Conservatory: Loxahatchee, Florida
RSCF is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to preserving biodiversity through grass roots conservation programs rooted in sound science. RSCF employs the "flagship species" concept to identify and conserve high profile, priority species in order to leverage protection for the ecosystems they represent.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows twice daily.
Sea World/Busch Gardens in Orlando, Florida
Silver Springs Park: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488
Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just east of Ocala, Florida.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm: 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida 32080
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, one of Florida’s oldest and finest attractions. You will be able to observe many species of animals including a wide variety of exotic reptiles found nowhere else in Florida.
Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science: in Tallahassee, Florida
From amazing native animals and rare historic buildings to beautiful natural scenery to exciting public programs, special events, and educational programs, there’s something here for everyone.
Teaching Zoo (Santa Fe CC ): 3000 N.W. 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
SFCC Teaching Zoo is home to over 75 different species of animals and over 200 individuals. Our diverse collection contains both native and exotic species that everyone can enjoy. Some family favorites are the Bald Eagles, White-throated Capuchin monkeys, Sika Deer, Galapagos tortoises, Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, Asian small-clawed otters and African Grey parrots. These species and many other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are on display in a naturally wooded environment.
The Florida Aquarium: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Wondering what to do in Tampa? Explore and learn about marine life at The Florida Aquarium! The Florida Aquarium is one of the best Tampa, Florida attractions around. Buy tickets today!
The Zoo Northwest Florida: 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. Florida 32563
Get up close and personal with more than 1,300 animals at The ZOO - Northwest Florida. Hand-feed the giraffes, pay a visit to the goats, cows, and sheep at the petting zoo or take a ride on the Safari Line Limited Train, which winds through more than 30 acres of free-roaming wildlife.
Theater of the Sea: 84721 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, FL 33036
We are an educational and entertaining marine animal park where performances are up close and personal. At Theater of the Sea you can swim with dolphins, sea lions, and stingrays in their natural salt water lagoons through our interactive programs. The lagoons, and lush, tropical gardens at are home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, sea turtles, tropical and game fish, sharks, stingrays, alligators, marine invertebrates, colorful parrots, and birds-of-prey.
Wootens: 35 Miles South of Naples on US-41, Ochopee, Florida