Sarasota's Favorite Family Attraction!

Established in 1939

Our Exhibits


  • The Heart of the Gardens
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Bird Interaction Area
  • Alligator/Crocodile Exhibits
  • Birds of Prey
  • Jungle Experience Photo Studio
  • Playground
  • Jungle Trails
  • Flamingo Feeding Area
  • Petting Zoo
  • Gardens of Christ
  • Koi Pond

Show Times & Descriptions

Education and entertainment are key to every show in the Gardens. Presentations by our knowledgeable animal keepers are designed to thrill and amaze, while educating spectators on animals in general, as well as exotic pet ownership. Shows are intended for audiences of all ages and often include audience participation. Each show runs approximately 20 minutes with many of our animals performing.  

You are guaranteed to have fun while learning something new. Curators will be happy to answer questions at the end of the show and will often allow guests an opportunity to see the animals up close.

All shows are included in the price of admission but fill up quickly, so please arrive about 15 minutes early to guarantee seating in our outdoor pavilion or bleachers. Donations are accepted and go toward the care of the animals and their habitats.

Wildlife Wonder

1:00 p.m.*
Come take a journey into the wild. Learn about red-tailed hawks, kookaburras, owls, skunks, hissing cockroaches and so many more. The dynamics of this show change frequently and you never know which animal will make an appearance. We promise you'll be thoroughly entertained by all things creeping, crawling, and wiggling!

Jungle Bird Show

12:00 p.m.*
Witness our exotic bird show where our feathered friends can be seen performing a variety of different feats. From roller-skating to bicycling, these beautiful creatures have great talent. Their intelligence and friendliness will amaze you. Make sure to stop by after the show to pet or hold one of our superstar friends!

Reptile Encounter

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. *
Don't miss out on our exciting and interactive reptile show guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! You will learn lots of interesting facts about these mysterious creatures. After the show, you'll have the chance to hold a reptile or snap a photo with one of our resident reptilian friends. From snakes to alligators, there is a reptile here for everyone!

Featured Event & Meet The Keepers

Stop by after the shows - you'll have a chance to pet, hold or snap a photo with one of our superstar friends including birds, snakes, skunks, alligators and lizards. Fees may apply and animals may vary.



* Show times subject to change.

Jungle Bird Show