THE CREATURE CONSERVANCY
Welcome to The Creature Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization promoting Conservation Through Education.
Through our camps, classes, private events, and programs we inspire compassionate connections to wildlife. Our amazing collection of animal ambassadors provides opportunities to learn about ecology, biology, conservation and so much more.
There are a few more summer Zoo Camp openings available for grades 1-3! If you have a child entering grades 1-3 in Fall of 2019, this could be a great opportunity for them to have fun, safe, and educational experiences with animals!
Parking is in the main parking lot, shared with Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital and Creature Comforts Bed & Bath. (If the lot fills, please park single file along the curb opposite the buildings.) Follow the signs along the sidewalk from the parking area to our main building.
Visitors with limited mobility may drive all the way back to our main building and park in the gravel lot there, accessed through the large gates adjacent to the Emu Yard, for easier access.
Hours + Prices
Limited outdoor viewing is open from 10 am - 6 pm on weekdays free of charge.
The Creature Conservancy is open indoors to the public on Saturdays and Sundays only from 1 pm - 5 pm.
Weekend Open Hours
Saturdays & Sundays
1:00 to 5:00 PM
Adults (13+) = $10
Children (2-12) = $8
September Weekend presentation schedule
1:30 Chameleon Presentation at Fireside
2:00 Warthog Program on the Stone Stage
2:30 Pancake Tortoise Program at Fireside
3:00 Alligator Feeding on the Gator Dock (weather permitting)
3:30 Tenrec Talk at Fireside
4:00 Warthog Program on the Stone Stage
4:30 Pixie Frog Presentation at Fireside
Presentations will start on time- for the best viewing options, please arrive 5-10 minutes before the listed start time. For Gator feeding, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to secure a spot.
**Weather permitting. If it’s raining, there will be an alternate program planned
Each weekend, animal presentations take place every half hour, with our featured animal headlining at 4:00 pm on the Stone Stage. The featured animal changes monthly, rotating through seven of our most popular residents. Planning to visit frequently? Purchase an annual membership to save on admission, in addition to receiving discounts in our gift shop. Memberships will be available starting Fall 2018. Subscribe to our email list for more updates.
Some animal presentations may involve an opportunity to touch the animal, to watch the animal be fed, or to watch animals react when they receive enrichment items. Rarely, but occasionally, we have to substitute an animal in a presentation due to weather, animal behavior, or unforeseen circumstances.
Click here for the upcoming schedule of featured animals, and be sure to check the home page of our website each month to see which animals will be presented throughout the day.
Weekend open hours are also the only time to see our indoor animals, such as the kangaroo, cougar, and binturongs, in their habitats. Our animal ambassadors are rotated frequently, so don't be surprised if The Conservancy looks a little different each time you visit or as the animals on display change seasonally. Be sure to watch our progress as we complete new enclosures to have even more of our amazing creatures on view!