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2023 Special Events
Three children looking at a bobcat on a night hike

Family Night Hike | Friday, March 31 | 6 - 9 pm

Join us for a fun family night of activities, food, and a special nighttime Rainforest tour! more…

A Baird's tapir sniffing Easter eggs in a nest

Easter Brunch | Saturday, April 8 | 10 AM

Hop over to the Zoo’s Nyami Nyami Lodge for an egg-cellent Easter brunch with special animal encounters, activities, and, of course, delicious food! more…

Party for the Planet | Saturday, April 22 | 10 am – 3 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with conservation-themed games and activities! Included with general Zoo admission. more…

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Safari Under the Stars | Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 6 – 11 pm

You’re invited to support our most spectacular event of the year! Attendees will enjoy a special pre-party with animal encounters, sumptuous culinary delights, refreshing libations, signature entertainment and a magical Safari After Dark party. more…

Bold Boards Visions of Florida logo

Bold Boards: Visions of Florida | November 19, 2022 through April 23, 2023

Bold Boards: Visions of Florida opens November 19. Using upcycled surfboards as the canvas, more than 25 artists participated in this art exhibition, sharing their vision of what makes Florida special. more…

A babirusa mom and her piglet

Mother’s Day Brunch | Sunday, May 14 | 10 AM

Skip breakfast in bed for mom and opt for a wildly unique brunch at the Zoo’s Nyami Nyami River Lodge with special animal encounters, activities, and, of course, delicious food! more…

A Grevy's zebra and foal

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day FREE Admission  | May 14, June 18

Moms are treated to FREE admission to the Zoo on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14), while dads get their turn on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18)! Parents must be accompanied by a paying child of any age.  Tickets can be purchased online (soon) or in person.