Central Florida Zoo, Sanford, Florida

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens - Sanford, Florida

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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

3755 NW Hwy 17-92

Sanford, FL


This zoo has so much to offer for families with young children. New in 2008 is a brand new splash park!!! Shaded seating for parents and grandparents, while the kids have a blast in the tumbling buckets and squirting hippo and frog! Bravo to the zoo, for making this zoo even better than it was before.

Another wonderful discovery this trip, was a bee hive display with real bees inside and making honey, feeding their young, and doing the bee dance telling all the other bees where to find the freshest flowers! Amazing! I have been searching around for a visible bee hive to show Bryan, and I found this educational exhibit!

This zoo also features a miniature train that runs on a miniature track around the parking lot and through the woods. It was fun!

Oh yes, animals you say? Lots of animals! They also have a children's feeding area where you can feed a llama, goat, bull, turkey and sheep some food, purchased in the gift shop.

There are boardwalks throughout the zoo, and improvements are ongoing. I thought that the food in the cafe' was very reasonable! $2.50 for a hot dog, and $.75 for a cup of ice cream.

Lots of fun and plenty of adventure to be had at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens!

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