Events Calendar:

Bat House Building Workshop*

10/12/2013, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bat House Building Workshop*

Bats are underrated.  Besides being the only mammal that flies, most North American bats are nocturnal insectivores, which means they feed on night-flying insects - especially mosquitoes.  In fact, a small bat can devour more than 600 mosquitoes in a single hour.  Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way to keep your yard bug-free.

This bat house is easy to make in an afternoon.  Its shallow construction is designed specifically to attract bats, which like cramped, dark spaces for nesting.  Kids can do a lot of the work involved in making this bat house.  Once you've finished it, hang your bat house high in a sunny corner of your backyard, and the bats will soon find a stylish new home.

Supplies will be provided.  You only need to bring a hammer.  Reservations are required to secure a bat house.  Attendance will be limited.  This is a non-refundable fee to cover the cost of the materials.  Call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email for more information.


Date:  Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time:  1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost:  $25 per family/bat house - additional bat houses $15 each
Registration required by September 27, 2013 / Zoo admission NOT included.

NEW WORKSHOP ADDED:  Due to popular demand the 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. workshop is now sold out, but we have added an additional workshop from     3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  All registrations received beginning September 19 will be scheduled for the 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. time slot. 

Registration is now closed for both workshops.





Regular Activities and Programs at the Central Florida Zoo

(All shows and times are subject to change without notice and take place at habitat unless otherwise noted.)

  • 10:30 a.m. Rhino*
  • 11:00 a.m. Cheetah*
  • 11:30 a.m. African Porcupine* 
  • 12:00 p.m. Venom! outside Herpetarium at the Tiffany and Charles Davis
                      Animal Showcase
  • 1:30 p.m. Wild Tales! at the Discovery Courtyard
  • 2:30 p.m.  Flying High! sponsored by Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services, LLC
  • 3:00 p.m. Lemur*
  • 3:30 p.m. Snake or Alligator/ Crocodile Feeding
  • 4:00 p.m. Cougar*

*Meet the Keeper

NOTICE: We are currently updating our Wild Tales and Flying High shows, and they will not be happening at this time. We thank you for your patience as we improve these experiences for our guests.