Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

A tropical adventure awaits all who visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. One of the oldest continuously operated attractions in Florida established in 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens evokes memories of Florida days gone by. Full of flora, fauna and fun, yet it remains current and exciting for today’s families, locals and tourists alike.

It is home to more than 200 native and exotic animals including birds of prey, different species of parrots and macaws, primates, small mammals, dozens of snakes, lizards, iguanas, alligators, crocodiles and other reptiles – many of them rescued or donated – including Florida’s noted pink flamingos. All nestled within 10 acres of lush tropical landscaping connected by winding jungle trails.


  3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234


Wildlife Explorer

Program description

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go on a wildlife exploration? Come take a trek with us through wild jungles and meet interesting animals along the way. Learn how some animals use their senses just like us! Or find out how some can see in the dark! Sarasota Jungle Gardens’ Wildlife Explorers will learn this and many more things throughout the park while getting up close and personal with animals.

The focus of this exploration will be on “Natural Science” and “Life Science”

Students will be guided through areas of the park and investigate for information on the animals featured. They will learn about habitats, life spans, diets, characteristics, and much more!

For Kindergarten students: Each area of the park has a “Read Before You See” book to read with students before coming to the park.

Minimum: 10 students.

Booking / scheduling contact

Joy Solomon

   941-355-5305 ext 307

Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: Off-Campus Field Trip
Population served: 3-5, K-2
Subject: Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Weekdays, Weekends possible

Available times:



Sarasota Jungle Gardens

3701 Bay Shore Rd.

Sarasota, FL 34234

Fees / Ticketing:

School Group Chaperone ($15.99)

School Group Child ($10.99)

School Group Teachers (Free). Must have valid state teaching ID.

Chaperones: 1 Included Free per 10 Children

In order to qualify for our school group rate, you must be a public school.

Please note preschools, academies, private schools, and daycares are eligible for our group rate instead.


Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
If Yes, who arranges transportation?: School
Is financial assistance offered?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes
Cancellation Policy

Explorations must be cancelled two weeks in advance.