Gulf Breeze Zoo Gulf Breeze
Where is it at?
Gulf Breeze Zoo
5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Tel: 850 932-2229
Where are we going today?
Who LOVES animals! If you do, then you might want to visit Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida, because they love animals too!
Gulf Breeze Zoo have 50 acres of animal adventure waiting - and there are hundreds of animals waiting for you to say hello!
There are animals from all over the world, so kids can really enjoy an incredible learning experience. You don't need to leave Florida to enjoy the amazing creatures on our planet! They can come face to face with those incredible gorillas, or wave at the cheeky monkeys. They can hand feed giraffes, or have fun interactive experiences in the large petting area!
Let's not forget those creatures that are super impressive, including the lions, the tigers and the bears...oh my!
Choo Choo - what would a fun zoo be without a train ride too! Gulf Breeze Zoo run The Safari line Train, where you can enjoy a guided tour through the free-roaming animals. It will be just like you're on safari!
The elevated boardwalk is something not to be missed, because you can look out over 30 acres of wildlife below you, including the deer, zebra, and rhino herds. It's a brilliant way for kids to see animals interacting just how they might in nature!
The zoo have super fun family events across the year, so it's worth putting them in your diary. There is Halloween fun, as well as festival fun with Zoo Lights. Those little ones will have a great time at Zoo Tots too!
It's animal fun all around at Gulf Breeze Zoo - you never know what new friends you might make there!
How much does it cost?
- Children$11.95 (Ages 2 to 12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am open daily. 4pm - 6pm close pending the month
Only closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day!
Special admission rates are available for school groups, field trips, camp groups. Educational programs available too, and its the perfect way for kids to learn about wildlife!.
There are plenty of places to fill those tummies! There is a restaurant, and snack stand, and tasty treats like ice cream. .
There is a picnic area outside the zoo if you want to bring your own lunch.
Any Top Tips?
The train is $3.50 on top of admission.
Need a little extra help?
The park is handicapped accessible, and there are handicapped accessible bathrooms too.
There are baby changing stations !.
Can I get one of those?
Of course there is a gift shop! Bring that pocket money because there is a host of zoo related items including apparel, plush toys, figurines, educational toys and even animal paintings! .
You can have a birthday party at the zoo! Check out the fun packages that the kids can enjoy for that special day!.
What people are saying?
by Jarred Savwoir
Great feeding and petting zoo. I took my family here 2 years ago when my first son was 10 months old. We especially liked the budgery, an open aviary where we fed the birds with seed on popsicle sticks, and the train.
by Beatrice Bee
Visited here on vacation. It was so cute. You can get really close to most of the animals, and some are even walking loose on the paths! I was able to feed giraffes, llamas, goats, and budgies. The train ride was really fun too. I would definitely go back.
by Pat Steele
I've seen the San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento & many other, & smaller zoos, & enjoyed this one thoroughly. The mixture of critters in and out of enclosures feels more natural than the enormous concrete jungles that large zoos can be. The wide open plain that a large variety of animals, and large birds, cohabit is wonderful, evoking more of what is real than the controlled viewing we have in normal zoos, and all seen from an elevated walkway, including a large collection of turtles and Big fish that surface when tossed zoo snacks. And how fun...Read More
by Kris Hedges
Enjoyed a family visit to this zoo. Our biggest concern was the size of the big cats. The two tigers were so thin, pacing back and forth. There skin hung and swayed as they walked. They didn't seem to have any meat on them at all. Then we came upon the lioness she was so tiny and frail. She was trying so hard to roar and nothing was even coming out. With the amount it cost to get in, these animals should be healthier looking in size and weight. It was quite sad.
by James Jordan
The Gulf Breeze Zoo may leave a little to be desired...
Yet there is plenty to do and see, plus the people who work there are amazing.
I truly love this zoo, and highly recommend it to anyone near the area. Plus, it's right next to the beach... so you can see the animals in the morning, and listen to the waves in the afternoon...
The Gulf.. What a beautiful place to call home.
by Pat Steele
I've seen the San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento & many other, & smaller zoos, & enjoyed this one thoroughly. The mixture of critters in and out of enclosures feels more natural than the enormous concrete jungles that large zoos can be. The wide open plain that a large variety of animals, and large birds, cohabit is wonderful, evoking more of what is real than the controlled viewing we have in normal zoos, and all seen from an elevated walkway, including a large collection of turtles and Big fish that surface when tossed zoo snacks. And how fun to be preparing to feed a Nubian goat behind a fence when up the walk gambol little goats ready to climb up your legs to share in the goodies. The setting is unique in my experience- water everywhere, creating natural barriers thereby eliminating concrete and much fencing. The zoo lacks a lot of information, which in larger zoos can interrupt simply experiencing the residents. All the animals appeared calm and comfortable. People food, not so terrific, but then that's another up side to the zoo; it's not about corporate marketing- it's about the animals. Same with the gift shop; not slick, not overwhelmed with big ticket, glossy, sure-fire items, but just an assortment of odds & ends. One of the best zoos I've been through.