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Celebrate Zookeeper Day at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo!

July 18, 2017 – Zookeeper Day is more than just monkeying around! Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a zookeeper? On Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week by highlighting our incredible zookeepers and the amazing work […]

Zookeeper Day is more than just monkeying around!

Zookeeper Day is more than just monkeying around!

June 27, 2017 – Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a zookeeper? The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week, Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by showcasing our incredible zookeepers and the amazing work they do every day. Gainesville is home to the only […]

Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day

Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day

May 15, 2017 – It’s a bear! It’s a monkey! No, it’s a tree kangaroo! You heard right. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, an endangered species native to a small area of Papua New Guinea. Bring the whole family out to the Zoo on Sunday, May 21, […]

Join The Earth Day 2017 Nature Park Cleanup

April 10, 2017 On April 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and Gainesville Greenway Challenge are joining up to restore natural habitats in Gainesville! We invite you to celebrate Earth Day with us at a local nature park by removing invasive non-native plant species. Together we can […]

Celebrate Earth Day with SF at Party for the Planet April 1-2, 2017 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day with SF at Party for the Planet April 1-2, 2017 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

March 15, 2017 Zoos all over the country are honoring Earth Day by hosting the annual Party for the Planet. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating April 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you are all invited! This year, we are putting a spotlight on unique ecosystems from around the […]

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, to identify local frog and toad calls and to report data. Join us for training courses if you’re interested in supporting local amphibians and have the ability […]

“Boo at the Zoo” a Huge Success!

“Boo at the Zoo” a Huge Success!

This Halloween, Santa Fe’s 22nd-annual “Boo at the Zoo” hosted about 6,000 kids and their parents as they walked one of the trails through the zoo to collect candy from a host of costumed characters. The mile-long trail was transformed into 14 themed areas, including “Toy Story,” “Jurassic Park,” “Scooby Doo” and “Willy Wonka & […]

“Boo at the Zoo” is TONIGHT!!

“Boo at the Zoo” is TONIGHT!!

  Come on out to the “Boo at the Zoo” event! Each year, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” gets better and better! Tonight from 3-7 p.m., the zoo will welcome more than 4,500 people through its gates and on to an area in its 10 acre forest as it is transformed […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Santa Fe Teaching Zoo

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Santa Fe Teaching Zoo

Calling all departments! You can never have too many contests at Halloween time. Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. Bring your family-friendly decorated pumpkin to the zoo on Oct. 30 by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a part of Boo at the Zoo! The winner receives a scheduled meet-and-greet […]

Calling for Candy Donations for “Boo at the Zoo”

Calling for Candy Donations for “Boo at the Zoo”

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is requesting candy donations for Boo-at-the-Zoo. The event will be held Monday Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. We encourage you to donate bags of individually wrapped, unopened candy, labeled with your name, department and phone number. By doing this, it provides us the opportunity to express […]

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