Three kayaks along giraffe habitat


Take your Zoo visit to the next level with animal feedings, kayak tours, train rides, aerial adventures and other incredible experiences. There’s something for everyone!

In Florida, thunderstorms with lightning happen regularly. For the safety of our guests, the Zoo stops certain activities when thunder is heard. Our rule of thumb is to wait 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder before resuming kayaking, Treetop Trek, and Paws On water play activities.

Giraffe Feedings

Toddler feeding a giraffe

See eye to eye with these gentle giants as they eagerly pluck food from your hands!


  • One Treat$2

Rhino Encounters

Rhino encounter

Get up close and personal with our rhinos and learn from keepers about these incredible giants. Available for those ages 7 and up. Space is limited so reserve your spot today.


  • Members$19.95
  • Non-members$29.95

Closer Look: Rainforest Revealed Experience

Explore our Rainforest Revealed loop and learn more about some of its animal residents on this  guided tour for 3-8 guests before enjoying a special animal encounter! Encounters are open to guests ages 7 and up. Space is limited so reserve your spot today.

Kayaking Tour

Three kayaks along giraffe habitat

Enjoy a guided tour of the Nyami Nyami River as you float past giraffe, rhinos, lemurs and more in Expedition Africa or take a self-guided tour and discover local wildlife in our restored Wetlands in Wild Florida. Age restrictions apply.


  • ages 5 & up only$9.95

Cape to Cairo Express

All aboard! Enjoy a 10-minute excursion past camels, African cattle and exotic antelope.


  • ages 3 & up$4
  • under 3FREE

Lorikeet & Cockatiel Feedings

Young girl feeding a lorikeet

Grab a nectar cup or seed stick and interact with these tiny Australian parrots!


  • Nectar Cups$2
  • Seed Sticks$2

Paws On

Girl smiling in water

Splash around in the Indian River Play Lagoon; view tarpon, sheepshead and stingrays in a 20,000-gallon aquarium; meet goats and alpacas in the Barnyard and much more in this area designed especially for our younger guests. Opens daily at 10 am. 

Tree Hugger

Guest on Tree Hugger

Explore the upper reaches of the Zoo by scaling a Florida pine tree and gently rappelling down to the ground.

This experience is open daily from 11 am to 1 pm.


  • One climb and rappel$4