Come spend the day with us. There is so much to do!

Besides seeing over 400 animals representing nearly 150 species (that doesn't even include the bugs in the 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

Have you ever stood close to a goat or a llama? You can see domestic animals in our Barnyard Buddies Children’s Zoo. 

Or you may want to our Herpetarium to see our exciting collection of venomous and non-venomous reptiles, including exotic and native species. 

Meet our animal care specialists throughout the day during exciting Keeper Chats.  

We also offer free parking and picnic areas, rentals for child strollers or adult wheelchair rentals (from $6.00 to $8.00) and a motorized scooter (when available) for $20.00, a Snack Bar and ZOOfari Outpost Gift Shop for those special gifts. 

If you have a group of 15 or more, we offer Group Rates - a discount to our Regular Admission price.

Additional Parking at the ZOO!  

Additional Zoo Parking  Additional Parking

The Zoo now has additional parking located at the back west side of our current lot with several acres of parking.  Please do not park at the Rain Forest pavilion.   

Come visit us and have FUN! 

*Service animals only allowed in the Zoo. Please leave your dog at home.


If you bring your dog and he or she is not a guide or service dog, you may accompany your dog to Paw Park in Sanford while your family and friends visit the Zoo. Please be advised it is against the law to leave your pet in your car. 


Paw Park location:
427 S. French Avenue Sanford, Florida   


No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on property. 

The Zoo is now a smoke-free facility. For the safety and health of our animals and guests, smoking will not be allowed within the park.  

Thank you for planning a visit to the Central Florida Zoo!