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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
407-323-4450

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October 2016

Sunset at the Zoo

October 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Come to the Zoo for an alternative to the standard happy hour! The Zoo will reopen at 5:30 p.m., this time for adults only! Stroll around the Zoo in the cool of the evening, and witness the animals at one of their most active times of the day. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. Live music will fill the air. The evening will also feature up close encounters with some of our animal ambassadors! And did we…

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Zoo Boo Bash

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Trick-or-treat in the wildest neighborhood in town during the ZOO Boo Bash, the Central Florida Zoo’s annual Halloween event complete with daily costume contests and other fun activities. Family friendly costumes are welcome. Treat stations, crafts and other fun activities available from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. It’s a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick-or-treat stations. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional…

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November 2016

Storytime at the Zoo

November 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 30, 2016

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Enjoy animal stories from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Rainforest Pavilion along with a special visit from one of our Zoo animals. Programs will be presented by the Orange County Library System storytellers every Wednesday in November. This free program is designed for pre-school age children. For more information call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org.

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Black Tie on the Wild Side

November 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Enter the world of grandeur and wonder at the Central Florida Zoo. Black Tie on the Wild Side: The Grand Carnival will be a feast for your eyes, appetite and spirit. You'll be surrounded by exotic beasts, colorful birds and theatrical performers, not to mention indulgent gourmet fare for an evening you won't soon forget. Black Tie on the Wild Side is the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens biggest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised will help the Zoo…

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December 2016

Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Join the Central Florida Zoo this holiday season and enjoy breakfast or brunch with Santa! There will be lots of fun holiday cheer and activities for the whole family. Share your holiday wishes with Santa and enjoy up-close animal encounters. Everyone will get to enjoy making a special animal enrichment and join the Zoo Keepers to watch as the animals receive their special holiday gifts. Reservations are required and zoo admission is included.

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April 2017

Storytime at the Zoo

April 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2017

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Enjoy animal stories from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Rainforest Pavilion along with a special visit from one of our Zoo animals. This free program is designed for pre-school age children and is presented by the Orange County Library System storytellers.

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Brews Around the Zoo

April 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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This wildly popular annual beer and wine tasting event takes place through the Central Florida Zoo and will feature a wide variety of beers, home brews, and wine. Light fare from various local restaurants, special animal encounters and more will add additional fun to this adults-only night at the Zoo.

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Party for the Planet at the Zoo

April 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at the Central Florida Zoo and be part of the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Help us celebrate our planet's amazing and diverse wildlife through interactive environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters, and fun games and crafts for the whole family. Connect to nature and conservation in the community, and be inspired to become conservation heroes to help protect this beautiful planet. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply…

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December 2017

Go Wild with Santa! at Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Spread holiday cheer and meet Santa at the Zoo during this family-friendly event! Enjoy photos with Santa, create holiday treats for the animals, decorate cookies, hear stories from Mrs. Claus, and more.

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February 2018

Valentine’s Celebration at the Central Florida Zoo

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Come spread the love with us at the Central Florida Zoo! We'll have special keeper chats about love in the animal world, sweet treats for you to decorate for your sweetheart, crafts, and more! This family-friendly event will also have musical story time and a bounce house. Event included with general Zoo admission. Additional fees may apply for certain activities.

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March 2018

Sunset at the Zoo

March 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 19, 2018

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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The Zoo will close at 5 p.m., and then reopen at 5:30... this time for adults only! Live music will set the scene as you stroll through the Zoo during this local alternative to your standard happy hour!

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Hippity Hop Adventure at the Zoo

March 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Win candy and prizes at Bunny Stops throughout the Zoo. There will also be egg hunts, bounce house, musical storytime, a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, and more fun surprises! The activities are included in your event admission!

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April 2018

Brews Around the Zoo

April 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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We’re back for another year of this wildly popular annual craft beer event, benefiting the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Light fare from local restaurants, live music, special animal encounters and more will add to this adults-only night at the Zoo. Brews Around the Zoo is presented by Wayne Densch, Inc.

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May 2018

Kids Night Out at the Central Florida Zoo

May 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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It's KIDS ONLY at the Zoo on this special Kids Night Out! The fun begins in the Discovery Center at 6:30 p.m. Everyone will get to enjoy meeting cool animals up close and take a flashlight tour of the Zoo. We'll play games, make a craft, and enjoy a snack, all before the grown ups come back!

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June 2018

Night Hike at the Zoo

June 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 US HWY 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night during this exciting nocturnal adventure! The evening will begin in the Discovery Center with up close animal encounters. Fascinating night life will come to light as we venture into the Zoo for a guided flashlight tour and explore the Zoo after dark. This is a great program for families, but because it is a late night program, children must be five years or older to attend. Reservations and payment required by…

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