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Zoo Class with Alligator

LENGTH: Take your time.

LOCATION: The Zoo & Nature Center is located adjacent to the Peacock Café near the main parking area.

TIMES: The Zoo & Nature Center is open daily from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

COST: The cost of the Zoo & Nature Center is included with the basic admission ticket price.

Children love animals and the petting zoo is the perfect place to take them. At the Petting Zoo children can get a closer view of whitetail deer and pygmy goats, giving them the opportunity to view some of this wildlife in a friendly hands-on environment. There is also a food dispenser at the main gate of the petting zoo where you can buy some snacks for the animals and feed them.

The Nature Center houses other unique creatures such as snakes, giving children and adults an up close and personal look at some of nature's wildlife.

The Zoo & Nature Center offers  visitors a chance to interact with a variety of animals. Domestic species representative of plantation life and creatures native to the area are more than happy to be met, pet and fed (especially fed!). The Zoo & Nature Center offers a unique opportunity for visitors to encounter white-tailed deer! Exhibits featuring indigenous species, including the gray fox, beaver, bobcat and birds of prey, give visitors a chance to view animals that typically are not easily seen in the wild. The Zoo & Nature Center also features a reptile house, allowing guests to safely encounter some of the state's native lizards, turtles and snakes, including venomous species! 

What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Why do snakes stick their tongues in and out? Will touching a toad give you warts? Questions like these and others will be answered in the wildlife program. This entertaining and educational program focuses on the characteristics, adaptations, behaviors and life cycles of animals, and gives visitors the opportunity to meet some of them up-close and personal. Programs are presented in the zoo's Alligator Amphitheatre.  Programs are offered on weekends (weather permitting) and can also be scheduled for field trips and other groups. 


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