Coming to the Zoo for the first time and don’t know where to start? Use this handy guide to make the most of your visit!
Can’t stand waiting in line? Purchase tickets ahead of time and present them on your phone to avoid the hassle.
Start your day off right with native fauna like deer, otters, foxes and, of course, alligators! These animals tend to be more active in the cooler morning hours, so keep your camera at the ready.
G’day, mate! Venture to the Land Down Under for a morning of unforgettable animal encounters. Feed the lorikeets and cockatiels before they get too full and marvel as gentle kangaroos scoot right up to your family. (Just remember to keep your hands to yourself.)
Our dining venues see the biggest crowds between 11:30 and 1, so show up early for the speediest service. Enjoy a juicy burger at the Flamingo Café, savor made-to-order pizza and toasted subs at the Paws On Pizzeria or grab a quick bite at the snack kiosk.
The giraffe and rhinos walk from their behind-the-scenes “bedrooms” to the public viewing area every morning, so give them some time and embark on your African adventure in the early afternoon. Get closer to these magnificent animals with giraffe feeding or a kayak tour down the Nyami Nyami River!
Trek from the savannas of Africa to the rainforests of Latin America, home to jaguars, monkeys, sloths and more. You’ll surely enjoy the cool respite of the shaded boardwalks!
This “micro-loop” is easy to find—just look for the friendly pirate! Spot plants and animals from these richly biodiverse islands, including the endangered Grand Cayman blue iguana.
You and your kids could spend hours in this section of the Zoo! Meet goats and alpacas in the Petting Zone, view behemoth fish in a 20,000-gallon aquarium, escape the heat and afternoon thunderstorms in the air-conditioned Wildlife Detective Training Academy and end your day with a splash in the Play Lagoon!
We’re all about making the world a better place for animals and people alike. Use the knowledge you gained to advocate for wildlife by volunteering or contributing to our Quarters for Conservation projects!