August 15, 2019 – After keeping prices steady for the last several years, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is making some adjustments to the admission prices. Starting Monday, September 1, the regular adult admission will increase from $6 to $8. All other daily admission rates will remain the same, including free admission for SF students, faculty, staff and retirees with a valid SFID. The SF Teaching zoo did add additional discounts for teachers, firefighters, police, EMT, EMS and first responders. With valid ID, they will all get a discounted admission of $5.
The other price change involves annual zoo memberships. Prices will remain the same for an individual membership, at just $30. The family of four will see their membership now cost $65, while families of five will pay $85.
SF Teaching Zoo Director Jonathan Miot said that the zoo has not increased prices since 2016 and have made several improvements and additions since that time. “It has been important to us to keep the Teaching Zoo accessible to as many people as possible,” Miot stated. “We’ve still been able to add large immersive enclosures, like our new Walk-Through Florida Aviary.”
In addition to the care they provide for the animals at the zoo, staff and students have taken great strides toward supporting conservation efforts directly in the wild. The changes made at the zoo will help support those efforts and allow the zoo to continue to expand well into the future.
The SF Teaching Zoo is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For additional information about the zoo, call 352-395-7365 or visit sfcollege.edu/zoo.