Holidays at the Central Florida Zoo

It's that time of year, and we are here to help spread holiday cheer!


Gifts for Everyone on Your List! 

Need a gift idea for an animal lover? We're here to help. 
Central Florida Zoo Annual Pass - Purchase here
Adopt-An-Animal Program - Information Here
Keeper for the Day Experience - Purchase here
Give us a call Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 407.323.4450 for more information about these great holiday gifts! 


Please order by December 11 to ensure mail delivery by December 25. After December 11, items can be prepped for pick-up at the Zoo. Annual passes and admission tickets can be purchased as gifts at the Admissions Window up to December 24. 

Got all your gifts for humans? What about a gift for an animal?

Central Florida Zoo's annual Enrichment Tree is up and ready in Barnyard Buddies! Swing by the tree to grab an ornament with an item that our Animal Care Specialists have requested for one of our animals. You can purchase the gift and return it to the Zoo OR you can pay for the item at the Gift Shop and we'll go buy it ourselves! 

ZOOfari Outpost Gift Shop Holiday Discount! 

December 1-15
A special discount just in time for holiday season! Daily admission guests will receive 10% off and annual passholders receive 20% off regularly priced items. 

Central Florida Zoo's Go Wild with Santa Event

December 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet Santa, decorate cookies, and more fun holiday surprises at this family-friendly event. Included with your Zoo admission! Additional fees may apply for certain activities. Learn more here. 

Holiday Parties at the Zoo 

Get out of the office and head to the Zoo for the wildest office party yet! We have various rental spaces available to make your party special. Learn more here.

Special Holiday Hours

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will be CLOSED on Christmas Day. The Zoo will close at 3 pm on Christmas Eve, with last admission sold at 2:15 pm.
Open on New Year's Day! Start 2018 on the wildside at the Central Florida Zoo!