Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo houses 70 species, and over 200 individual animals in its collection, including White handed gibbons, Red ruffed lemurs, Ocelots, Bald eagles, Galapagos tortoises, Roseate spoonbills, and Matschie’s tree kangaroos.
The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is Gainesville’s community zoo and the training facility for the Zoo Animal Technology Program. Situated on 10 forested acres, it is the only zoo on a college campus accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo allows guests to get up close and personal with some unique animals and has a multi-stage playground for the kids and free wi-fi for parents. Some of our favorite events include Boo at the Zoo, a free trick-or-treat event every Halloween, and Party for the Planet, our Earth Day celebration each April.
• $8 for adults
• $5 for children (ages 4-12), Seniors (60+), Active Military & Veterans, and UF students and staff (with ID)
• Free for children 3 and under, Zoo members, and Santa Fe College students and staff members (with ID)
7 days a week. No appointments needed. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas day.
Cash, All credit cards, Personal checks