{Giveaway} Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens


Visiting the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is hands down one of our family’s favorite activities. We visit at least once a month, either as a family, or just my daughter and I during the week. It’s a great way to get out of the house, enjoy the beautiful Florida weather, plus what child doesn’t enjoy watching animals at play?

Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts more than 400 animals, an Insect Zoo, Amphibian and Reptile Houses, live animal encounters, and many educational opportunities.

One of the most recent additions to the zoo, the North American river otters, is my daughter’s favorite exhibit. The two otters are always on the move, whether speeding through their pool, or playing in the sun. We could easily watch them for hours! Stepping into the snake exhibit is another favorite. Since she was only a year old, checking out all the different species of snakes has been a highlight of each trip to the Zoo!

If you visit during warmer months, bring your swim suit and cool off in the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground, if you want to swing like a monkey, be sure to spend time in the KaBOOM! playground, if you are adventurous, you can “ZOOm” tree to tree at ZOOm Air Adventures or enjoy a unique water experience with WOW Bubbles. With something for everyone, the adventures are endless!


A much younger Kendall checking out the splash ground!

The Zoo is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

One lucky Orlando Moms Blog reader will win a family annual pass for two adults and up to six children in the same household (a $90 value)! Enter now below through Thursday, Nov. 21. Winner will be notified via email.

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43 Responses to {Giveaway} Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

  1. Arlene S. November 18, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Lily loves big cats, macaws, and carousel, while Liam loves the monkeys and the train ride!

  2. Danielle K November 18, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    My son loves the elephants 🙂

  3. Amy DC November 18, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Mine likes the train more than the animals but the ones she can touch in the petting zoo are probably her favorite

  4. Michelle November 18, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    My daughter loves feeding the animals, and I think the big cats are pretty cool.

  5. Tara November 18, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    My girls love the reptile room…they like to see the different colors of their scales.

  6. tiffany November 18, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    My daughter loves the giraffes!

  7. Kimberly Restrepo November 18, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    My kids love the reptile house. I love that it is a good size zoo for little ones, with a nice water park and close enough for easy day trips.

  8. Diana November 18, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    My son loves the elephants and giraffs

  9. meredith rice November 18, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Our passes expired a few years ago and we’d love to have them again! We loved the big cats and feeding the animals!

  10. Keira November 18, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Zebra’s for sure. i love their fabulous fashion sense and ridiculous voices. haha jk, they are striped horse/donkeys. that’s all i need to love them.

  11. Fiorella November 18, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    My older loves animals I was thinking about getting the pass

  12. Angela November 18, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    We love the otters too!

  13. Jessica Lowry November 18, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Liv loves any of the animals that she doesn’t have to pet. lol

  14. Rose November 18, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Ooh I like! I’m sending my friends over to sign up.

  15. Jocelyn Broniecki McGaffic November 18, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    My kids love the cats, and my son loves the play ground and water park!

  16. Jen November 18, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    My son loves lions!

  17. Allison Broadway November 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Scotty loves seeing frogs and snakes! Lucas fell asleep his first visit!

  18. Karen Steiner November 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    My granddaughter loves all the animals. It is a great place to have a family day.

  19. Ela November 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Just moved to central florida, love the zoo!

  20. Nicole Mattson November 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    We all love the giraffes and lions!

  21. Veronica November 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    My kids love the ducks when you first walk in!

  22. Brandi O'Conor Elliott November 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    My daughter loves anything close to her size… goats, sheep, the smaller monkeys, birds, ducks, squirrels.

  23. Summer I November 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    I am not sure, he has never been to the zoo. I think he will like the monkeys. 🙂

  24. Amara November 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    My daughter loves the giraffes!

  25. Briley Vazquez November 18, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    I have never gotten a chance to take my kids to the zoo! 🙂

  26. sherri November 18, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    Tough call on my boys favorites… I love big cats. But I think the boys like seeing the gators up close. would love annual passes… it gets pricey having to pay for 4 boys.

  27. adria November 19, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    My daughter Cali loves the zoo and her 4th birthday is coming up 🙂 her favorite animal is the monkey.

  28. chelsea mae November 19, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    My son, Caleb loves the river otters as well! But his all time favorite spot at the zoo is on board the ChooChoo!

  29. Andrea Rideout November 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    My son loves the camel!

  30. heather w November 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    My daughter loves the tortoises! 🙂 she loves to be put up on the bench and look at them moving oh so slowly.

  31. Ashley Wheeler November 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    Haven’t taken Myron yet, hope to soon!

    • Ashley Wheeler November 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

      *my son

  32. Mandi Turner November 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    My son loves the train!

  33. Kathy c. November 20, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    My daughter lives the monkeys!

  34. Heather November 21, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    This looks really cool! We’ve never been to this zoo!

  35. Vanessa November 21, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    They love the “scary” animals, lions, tigers, komodo dragons, ect.

  36. Kristkn November 21, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    I’ve taken my older son, Foster, who is 3 & he LOVES the zoo! Especially the monkeys and the boardwalk! My son who turned 1 yesterday hasn’t experienced it yet, but he loves animals so I’D love to win this and take him!

  37. Nichole B November 21, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    All of the Animals!!!

  38. Kendra Feldman November 21, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Asher loves the monkeys and the reptile room. Eli hasn’t been yet. You love to go!

  39. Rachele November 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    My kids would probably love the giraffe…well, probably all the animals. They have actually never been to a real zoo before so winning passes would give us the boost to go with them. 🙂

  40. Jocelyn Brown November 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    My boys favorite animal at the zoo are the monkeys!

  41. Katie J November 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    We love the splash pad there!

  42. Rebecca November 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    She loves all the animals… especially the monkeys!

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