You’ll come face to face with alligators and crocodiles from around the world at the St Augustine Alligator Farm. Opened in 1893, this historic landmark is one of the oldest zoos in the USA.
One of the most watched shows is the Alligator Feeding. Kids and adults love watching these prehistoric looking gators leap up and chomp away as the reptile curator tosses food to them.
Hours: Every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (summer hours are until 6:00 pm)
Daily programs offer up close encounters and educational entertainment on alligators, rainforest animals, forest animals, and other cool creatures.
Some of the featured programs include:
The park has several areas highlighting the 23 species of crocodilians and other exotic animals: The Land of Crocodiles, Birds of Africa, Gomek Forever, The Great Down Under, Komodo Dragon, Alligator Swamp, and the Wading Bird Rookery.
An underwater viewing window lets you get up close to the largest crocodile at the Alligator Farm. Maximo is more than 15 feet long and weighs more than 1,250 pounds. He is a saltwater crocodile from Australia and is huge! You gotta see him.
Zoo Nights at Alligator Farm
Every crocodile and alligator species at the Alligator Farm is nocturnal. Because the reptiles are most active at night, there are Zoo Night programs for kids and adults. A “Parent’s Night Out” program lets parents drop off kids from 6 pm to 10 pm for an evening of pizza, zoo tours, animal presentations, and games. Creatures of the Night is a Halloween event for kids ages 2 to 11. Adults and families can also experience Moonlight Safari, an educational evening guided trip.
The Alligator Farm is in St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, located in Northeast Florida in St Johns County.