Florida

Exploring Nature

Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa combines education, conservation, and FUN among one of North America’s largest zoos and world-class thrill rides. 10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL 33612. Tel: 1-877-248-2267. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Brevard Zoo

Focused on the wildlife conservation with 577 animals representing 165 species. Features tours, learning activities, and educational programs. 8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940. Tel: 321-254-9453. Cost: Fee.

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

3755 NW Highway 17-92 at I-4, Sanford, FL 32747. 407-323-4450. Covers 116 acres, 21 of which are used for zoo exhibits. Over 300 animals, representing 135 species, make up the Zoo's diverse animal collection, and it continues to grow. Fee.

Gatorland

Gatorland is a one-of-a-kind, protected habitat for man and beast where adventures lurk around every corner! The 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is located in Central Florida at the head of the Florida Everglades. Tel: 800-393-5297. Cost: Fee.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

This zoo is filled with countless animals from Africa and Asia. A natural wetlands area has indigenous Florida bobcats, wolves, deer, alligators, and more. Be sure to take a ride on the train and the wildlife carousel! The zoo also has special behind the scenes tours. 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Tel: 904-757-4463. Cost: Fee.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

LMC strives to be a leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation. Trips are in-depth and customizable for all age ranges and group types. 14299 Erikson Way, Juno Beach, FL 33408. 561-627-8280. Cost: Fee.

Marine Science Center

Groups can tour exhibits, visit the Sea Turtle and Seabird Rehabilitation areas, and participate in a seine netting activity at Lighthouse Point Park Beach. 100 Lighthouse Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127. Tel: 386-304-5545. Cost: Fee.

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

Learn about the unique ecology of the barrier islands and estuary ecosystem. Address: 718 Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. Tel: 239-765-8101. Cost: Fee.

Palm Beach Zoo

Visit the zoo’s 23-acres filled with over 700 animals such as sloths, capybaras, flamingos, and koalas. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405. Tel: 561-547- 9453. Cost: Fee.

Tarpon Springs Aquarium

The Tarpon Springs Aquarium has hosted thousands of successful group tours for all ages. Campers can watch as a SCUBA diver hand feeds the goliath grouper, sand bar sharks, nurse sharks, and bonnethead sharks in a 120,000 gallon tank. Address: 850 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Pinellas County. Tel: 727-938-5378. Cost: Fee.