My kids (especially my son) love the swamp. Living so close to the Honey Island Swamp we have seen our fair share of gators in our lifetime. So it was no surprise that my family would want to stop at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park during our recent trip to St. Augustine. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park began in the late 1800’s as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles and soon became one of Florida’s Top Family Attraction. Today the accredited zoo serves as part attraction and part scientific research center.
Like so much of St. Augustine, history plays an important part at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. But like other attractions in the area the Alligator Farm is constantly bringing life into a attraction classic with new exhibits, adventure like the Crocodile Crossing and of course hands on wildlife shows for guest.
Educational travel is very important to my family. We strive to bring education along in our journey and loved the wildlife shows available during our visit. The Alligator Feedings, reptile show and rainforest review are just a few examples how St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park include hands on educational programs to children and adults.
Although we loved learning about our beloved alligators, there are other swamp creatures that are home to St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Various bird species, reptiles and amphibians are also available for viewing. I have to admit I loved watching the Maximo, 15 foot 3 inch, 1,250-pound largest animal at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Maximo hatched from an egg collected by aborigines along an Australian river and grew to his adult size at the Cairn’s Crocodile Farm. You can visit the saltwater alligator up-close and personal in an underwater viewing window.
Whether your family is looking to learn more about animals in their natural swamp habitat or zip across the Alligator Lagoon on Crocodile Crossing, the park’s thrilling new zip-line attraction, you can have both adventure and education at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.
Adults (ages 12+) $22.95
Children (ages 3-11) $11.95
Guests in Wheelchairs(Adults) $11.47
Guests in Wheelchairs(Children) $5.97
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoo Members Free Admission