Adult Programs

Keeper For a Day!

Let the adventures begin...

Have you ever dreamed of being a Zoo Keeper or know someone who has? Join us to experience what it’s like to be an animal keeper at the Zoo! This exciting experience offers you an incredible opportunity to go behind the scenes with the animal department of your choice and includes lunch with the keepers. You can choose to work with the feline, primate, bird, reptile, hoofstock, or education department.  The Keeper for a Day experience is offered year round. The cost is $150.00 per person and may be purchased for yourself or as a gift for someone else. To make your reservation please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Must be 16 years or older.


NEW! Central Florida Zoo Speaker Series

Florida Friendly Gardening - Butterfly Gardening
April 21, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Reservations required

Whether you are an avid gardener, a beginner, or just love plants and butterflies, the next exciting Speaker Series at the Zoo is for you! Learn about the types of plants that will attract butterflies to your yard, and why it is important to plant only native species, as well as the harmful effects of non-native plants. A tour of the Butterfly Garden with the Zoo's Horticulture Manager, Erin Miceli, will begin the evening. Following the tour, a presentation by Taryn Sudol, from Seminole County's Extension Office of UF/IFAS (Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences), will discuss the nine principals of Florida Friendly Landscapes.

Though the program is free, a $5 donation is recommended. 
Must be 18 years or older.
Registration is required by April 15, 2016.



Florida Master Naturalist Program

May 20-22, 2016
Registration required

This program is an adult education UF/IFAS Extension program. The training will benefit persons interested in learning more about Florida's environment and knowledge for use in education programs. It is a three part workshop focusing on interpretive presentations, guided interpretive presentations, and interpretive displays. For more information, or to register, please visit http://masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu or call 407.323.4450 ext. 126.


Snake Awareness
Presentation

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registration required.
Cost:  Zoo Members - $10.00;  Non-members - $15.00
Must be 12 years or older. 

Eastern Diamondback RattlesnakeThe Central Florida Zoo’s Herpetology Department is offering this program to help people properly identify venomous and non-venomous snakes. Separate fact from fiction and learn what and to do (and what not to do) during an encounter. Presented in the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center. To make reservations please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org or register online. 

 

 


Alligator Awareness Presentation

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registration required.
Cost: Members - $10.00; Non-members - $15.00
Must be 12 years or older.

Welcome to our stateAmerican alligator…you might see some alligators here! Alligator safety is an essential part of living in Florida. The Reptile Department at the Central Florida Zoo is offering an informative and educational presentation on alligator safety and awareness for you and your family. Presented in the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center. To make reservations please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org or register online.