The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a wild adventure with something for everyone! You'll have the chance to see and hear leaping lemurs, swimming otters, playful parrots and many other animals from around the world as you stroll through this 26-acre park.
Nestled in a lush wetland oasis on the edge of Lake Monroe, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a half day family adventure with something for everyone!
Stroll among the trees and get a feel for natural Florida while you watch otters swim and black bears play. Stop by the Herpetarium or Insect Zoo to catch a break from the Florida sunshine where you can see reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from around the world.
Get up-close and learn about the animals that live here from the dedicated staff during a giraffe feeding or Keeper Chat and search for butterflies and caterpillars in the gardens located throughout the Zoo.
Enjoy a delicious meal at Sonny's Q at the Zoo and definitely don't forget your bathing suit to hit up the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground!
After going wild at the Central Florida Zoo, be sure explore the rest of beautiful and vibrant Historic Downtown Sanford.
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, a worldwide leader in animal care and welfare standards and conservation initiatives.