Sarasota's favorite family attraction, SARASOTA JUNGLE GARDENS is the area's only ZOOlogical gardens.Ten Acres of beautiful tropical gardens and nature trails make this tropical adventure a perfect setting for leisurely strolls with its trees, flowers and shrubs from all over the world.
Other attractions include:
Bird and Reptile Shows
Various Animal Exhibits
Gardens of Christ
Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Look for $1.00 off Coupons (entire party up to 6 people) available at the Tourist Information Center or at your motel.
A wonderful garden with lots of animals and little animal shows. We spent a wonderful afternoon here.
The plants are amazing and I enjoyed the various animal shows. Incudes:
+ Birds of Prey exhibit and show features avian predators, Red Tail Hawk and Great Horned Owl and the Black Vulture. Shows 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
+ Reptiles of The World exhibit
+ Critters and Things show
+ Interactive Reptile Encounter Show - YECK! But kids love it - ends with letting you hold 8 foot Burmese Python - 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
+ Birds of The Rainforest Show learn their habits and habitats, while they test their's and your IQ! 12:00 noon and 4:30 P.M.
+ Meet the Keeper 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
Senior (62 & up) $11.00
Child (3 - 12) $8.00
Website often has coupons
Senior (62 & Up) $25.00
Child (3-12) $20.00
Hidden in Sarasota are these gardens, we accidently noticed the sign and decided to follow them.
We didn't expect to much, but we were pleasantly surprised. With beautiful gardens, birds and more. Sure a nice place to spend a few hours.
These gardens are made in what once was listed as an impenetrable swamp with bananas in it. In 1930 the first plans to develope this swamp into a botanical garden where made by David Breed Lindsay.
You can find here The "Birds of Prey" exhibition which is behind the Reptiles of The World exhibit. Here you can see avian predators, Red Tail Hawk and a Great Horned Owl which have been rescued by the Jungle Garden.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a don't miss when your in Sarasota. I spent two weeks sightseeing in Sarasota and it was one of my favorite things. The highlight was having an exotic bird sit on my arm.
Thats a nice place to spend some time with family. Wonderful nature, animals and play places for kids
Rather small collection of animals but extensive grounds. Good stop if your a zoo aficionado but otherwise not.