Book a private tour of our facility!
Join us on an hour long stroll through the sanctuary with one of our experienced keepers. Learn about each animals unique story and why they are in our care. You’ll get to feed our friends in the barn yard and koi pond, hold many of our popular reptiles, and best of all end the tour in our South America habitat and get up close and personal with our SLOTHS! Space is limited and you must schedule an appointment as we are not open to the public.
We can bring the zoo to you!
All shows can be tailored to fit any event from captive audience shows to close up encounters like a booth set up.
Encounters can be as little as one animal and as many as ten. We also do still photo shoots and provide animals for movie/television production work. We offer a variety of programs from which to choose, or you can work with us to create a special program just for you and your group. Fees are based on many factors, including number of animals transported, travel time, and group size. We do discount multiple programs as well.
All education programs are developed according to the curriculum guidelines of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Under the description of each program listed below, the benchmarks that are covered are in italics. Programs are approximately 45 minutes in length and present 6-10 different animals. Students will have the opportunity to be face to face and touch several animals.
Pre-School Zoo Classes
Amazing Animal Discovery
– Fuzzy fur, smooth scales, and flying feathers will all be featured in this program which will provide enriching animal discovery through hands-on learning.
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Sea to You
--We bring the ocean to your fingertips with live, interactive, tide pool exhibits. Student will learn about coral reefs and why they are so vital to our survival and the oceans.
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K - 2nd Grades
Amazing Animal Explorer
– Use your imagination and travel around the world with us. Meet some of the interesting animals that can be found in different lands and in your own backyard.
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Sweet Home Habitat
– What is a habitat? What do animals need to survive? Through up-close animal experiences, this program will explore different types of animal habitats and how animals are adapted for survival.
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3rd - 5th Grades
The Food Chains
– Whether producer, consumer, or decomposer, each species has its place in the food chain. Come meet some amazing animals and learn how each species is adapted to fill its particular role.
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Wild Florida and Florida Wetlands
– Alligators, owls and panthers are all part of Florida’s native wildlife. Through interactive teaching, animal encounters, and bio-facts, students will explore native species and wetland habitats.
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Animals Have Class
– How do you label a lemur or categorize a crocodile? Through up-close animal observations, students will learn how to classify animals into groups and gain an understanding of their basic survival needs.
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Rain Forest Retreat
– Time is running out: tropical rain forests of the worldare vanishing by the second and need your help! This program will investigatethe challenges of today’s rain forest environments and includes encounters withour tropical animal ambassadors. In addition, students will engage in dynamicdiscussions and be empowered with ways to help preserve the world’s tropicalrain forests.
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Heading Toward Extinction
– How do animals become endangered? What are zoos doing to save them? Join us as we investigate the causesand effects of endangered and extinct animals through face-to-face animalexperiences and classroom discussions.
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6th - 8th Grades
– "King Phillip Came Over For Good Soup." What does this phrase have to do with classification? This program will explore fun ways to understand how scientists classify all creatures and we will discover the meaning of “good soup" from a zoo point of view!
Amazing Animal Adaptations
– Learn how living and non-living things interact in an ecosystem and how their roles affect their adaptations. How do animals use mimicry, camouflage and other adaptations to survive? Students will examine various animals to see how they are adapted to their environment.
6th - 12th Grades
Food Webs and Energy Transfer
– Join us for an in-depth look at nature’s food webs. Our animal ambassadors will provide living examples as we explore interactions between trophic levels, and discover how changes in one population can affect many others.
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–Wildlife and wild places are disappearing faster than ever before. But dedicated people and organizations are working to reverse this trend and you can join them! This program will introduce issues facing wildlife around the world, highlight successful conservation programs, and focus on ways students can get involved at home or at school.
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9th - 12th Grades
Kingdoms & Conservation
– Get an in-depth presentation on the classification of living things. Students will learn the role zoos play in wildlife conservation and actions they can take to become effective conservationists.
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– A summary of zoo careers such as veterinary medicine, animal care, and conservation education along with job requirements will be discussed, as well as the present-day mission of zoos. This presentation will be tailored to meet the specific interests of your students. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.
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