Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Type: Zoos

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From goats at the petting zoo to the super cool insect zoo (your enthusiasm will depend on your comfort level with creepy-crawlies), this Sanford Zoo isn't as small as it may seem. More than 350...  Read More


  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Take advantage of Family Sunset at the Zoo starting at 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month from May through Saturday."
  • Things to Do with Kids: "One exceptional feature of the CF Zoo: lots of pretty, shady places to sit. A plus in any season, but summer in particular."
  • Things to Do in Fall: "The Florida bear exhibit is among the zoo's newest additions. Come see the beautiful animals with whom some of us literally share our backyards."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Home to more than 350 animals, this family-favorite attraction educates and offers fun.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: This charming zoo offers up wondrous animals, many up-close and personal. Active pursuits are in store for the thrill-seekers in your group, as well.
  • Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: This is a wonderfully manageable zoo. Ideal for parents looking for an attraction that's as easy to navigate as it is fun and educational.