Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Gainesville

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  • This is a fun zoo trip, especially for kids. We usually bring a picnic lunch - there are tables outside the entrance. This little zoo has continued to improve through the years, great for kids! They a...  more »
  • Don't expect a massive zoo with state of the art enclosures and a wide variety of animals. This is a small zoo at a college. It is, as the name says, a Teaching Zoo. As a result, there are students an...  more »
  • The zoo is small but very interesting. It is a teaching zoo so there was numerous students walking around ready to answer our questions about some of the animals. Seems as if most of the animals were ...  more »
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  • We were very impressed! We took our 17 month granddaughter and it was the perfect day trip. Animals are well taken care of and have beautiful habitats to live in. Very friendly staff and students working there. I would recommend anyone to visit their. I cannot believe this treasure has been this close to my home and I haven't visited it before now!!
  • This is our second visit. This is such an excellent value for family visit. Animals are all very fascinating and teaching staff knowledgeable. We had an amazing morning here. #travelformortals
  • This was a great place to relax with the kids and have a great time looking at all the animals. My 2 year old and 4 year old boys were perfect and were able to walk around freely without the worrie of running off. Clean and very kid friendly. I believe we paid $16 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Animals were very nice and healthy. Hoping to see the bigger upcoming gift shop soon the next time we return. And yes we would go back again even if we've seen it before. That relaxing! We went in the month of March. Nice cool day.. The tree canopies gave a lot of shade and just stunning!! Oh, and they also have a small playground for the kids. Nice touch. No drinks of food sold but we brought a drink with us. Lots of convient recycle and trash cans throughout. Staff were nice and friendly. And the kids had a good time too. Hahaha..
  • Great little zoo, and they've done a nice job of blended the exhibits with the natural Florida habitat. Our little guy is a recent amputee, however, and the zoo was not easy for his wheelchair. The paths are all mulch and it was very difficult to get around. Wish we had know that before spending the money, he was so shaken up and sore by the ride that we only stayed for 20 minutes.
  • It's a nice place that you can take your kids to there. It's small so you would likely just spend 1-2 hours there. I like they will donate a part of your ticket fee to three different events/associations. You can pick one you like the most and donate to it. You can see the description by the entrance.
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