Sarasota's Favorite Family Attraction!

Established in 1939

Our Annual Events

Jungle Trails & Bunny Tails

This event is held annually on Good Friday.  A wonderful day (rain or shine) spent with family.  Many make it a tradition to hunt for the brightly colored eggs spread throughout the jungle paths, visit the petting zoo or get photos taken with the Easter Bunny.  We usher in spring with many other family fun activities such as face painting and pony rides in addition to our regular shows and animal interaction opportunities.

Back to School Bash

One last hurrah before school is back in session.  Join us in August during the Back to School bash.  Up to 3 children are admitted free for each adult purchase.  

Fall Jungle Festival

Pumpkins, gourds, corn and more!  What a better time to celebrate Fall.  Hay rides, pumpkin painting, bounce house and kid friendly games are just the beginning of what will sure be a great time!

Salute Our Veterans

We show our gratitude to all United States Armed Forces personnel (with valid ID) annually on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran's Day with free admission with the purchase of one adult or child's regularly priced same day admission.  We honor those who serve and sacrifice for our country with special recognition throughout the park.

Holiday Lights Spectacular

The Gardens are transformed with millions of holiday lights guaranteed to ignite the season's spirit.  Joy filled activities include roasting marshmallows and s'mores over an open fire, visiting Santa, watching live entertainment and other family-friendly fun each year during select nights in December.