Sarasota's Favorite Family Attraction!

Established in 1939

Bring the Jungle to You

Through our Community Program, we bring the excitement of visiting our Jungle right to your location!  Your group can view or interact with a variety of animals and plant life right from Sarasota Jungle Gardens.  Live animal presentations and hands on learning make your event fun and memorable.  

Our Zookeepers can visit your school or individual classroom, library, senior center, summer camp, youth group, daycare or other facility.  The presentations included amazing animal facts or information about plants that usually last between 30 - 60 minutes.  Participants may also have an opportunity to touch many of the animals presented.

Our presentations can be held indoors or outdoors to audiences of 5 to 5,000.  We can discuss a wide variety of subjects including conservation, jungle around the world, ecology, animal care and facts, animal related professions, Florida natives and safety training.  We can also customize a program to match your theme!  Many of our programs were designed specifically to satisfy several Florida Department of Education standards including Sarasota County's Ed Explore Program.  And all of our programs are based on the age, interest and academic level of the participants.  Our Zookeepers can also bring live animals to fairs, festivals, science nights and fundraisers, celebrations and other recreational events.  Call us today for more information or to make arrangements!  (941) 355-1112 x 307.

Highlights of our program include:

  • 30-60 minute presentations by our zookeeper
  • Reasonable prices
  • Choose up to 4 animals
  • Several species can be touched or held
  • Tailor-made program designed to fit your needs
  • Available 7 days a week 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Free transportation of animals (within a 12-mile radius of Sarasota Jungle Gardens)*

Our on-site animal awareness programs will educate, entertain and amaze your organization including:

  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Community Halls
  • Churches and More

* Mileage, after-hours charges or additional animal fees may apply. Inquire for details. Prices subject to change. To make arrangements call us at 941-355-1112 ext. 307

Our presentations are educational, entertaining and can be geared toward safety or other themes such as: safari, everglades, the rain forest or native Florida and can be tailored to fit your needs as long as the dignity of the animals is preserved.

Available animals include:

  • Snakes
  • Turtles
  • Insects
  • Tarantula
  • Opossum
  • Owl
  • Lizards
  • Parrots
  • Alligators
  • Other small mammals