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What Happens During Cold Weather

Cold Weather Update

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Sonny's BBQ now available at the Zoo

Central Florida Zoo welcomes Sonny's BBQ as new concessions and catering partner.

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Hurricane Irma Impacts the Zoo

Hurricane Irma Daily Updates

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Florida Black Bear Exhibit Opens August 1, 2017

Florida Black Bear Habitat

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Choo Choo to the Zoo!

Free shuttle from the Sanford Sunrail Station to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and Historic Downtown Sanford

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The Zoo will be closing early at 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 31st

The Zoo will be closing early at 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 31st

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The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Hosts if First Annual ZOOloween Experience!

Sanford, FL (September 29, 2011) The Zoo will host its first annual adult Halloween event, ZOOloween, on October 22 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event will include adult potions and concoctions, bizarre foods, zombie dancing, laser hunting for zombies, dead music by live bands, creepy carnival games, wicked costume contest, haunted laboratory, and ghost train. The wicked costume contest and haunting music selection will be hosted by VENUE13 DJ Paul Vaine and the lovely Tina. Cost of admission is $35 in advance, $40 at the door and $15 for designated drivers. Drinks will be available for $1.00 for beer and $2.00 for wine and mixed drinks and light appetizers will be served. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend this event.

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