PLAN YOUR DAY
SEE
  • RESIDENT REPTILES – In Visitors Center
  • BROMELIAD Conservatory
  • IGUANA HOUSE
  • PLUMERIA GARDEN (Seasonal)
  • TROPICAL PARROTS
  • ORCHID Conservatory
  • BUTTERFLY HOUSE (Seasonal)
  • BUTTERFLY GARDEN
  • ROSE GARDEN
  • SENSORY GARDEN
  • TORTOISES & TEGU
  • HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN
  • ARID GARDEN
  • PRENTISS Worldwide Butterfly Collection
DO
  • MEET IVAN the IGUANA
  • ENJOY the ROSE PAVILION
  • SMELL THE ROSES
  • SIT ON SENSORY SOFAS!
  • BE A BUTTERFLY!
  • POSE on Butterfly Bench
  • CLIMB BIRDING TOWER,
    • View Gator Lake
  • EXPLORE NATURE TRAIL
  • FIND the PALAPA GRANDE
  • CROSS the WETLAND BOARDWALK
  • SEE OSO CREEK on the OSO LOOP TRAIL
  • ‘PARROT TALK’
    • 1:30 Saturday, Sunday
  • ‘REP-TALES’
    • 10:30 Saturday, Sunday
RELAX & PLAY
  • BRING YOUR PUP – Well-behaved, Leashed
  • BRING A BOOK,
  • FIND A BENCH!
  • PACK A PICNIC
  • KIDS PLAY AREA
  • MONKEY MANSION TREE HOUSE
  • PRACTICE PHOTO SKILLS
  • ADMIRE THE ART:
    • Butterfly Fountain
    • Iron Steer
    • Sensory Ranch Hands
    • ‘Bromeliamania’
  • KENT ULLBERG’s bronze Deer, Kingfisher
  • SHOP
    • NATURE’S BOUTIQUE -Souvenirs, Gifts, Snacks
    • PLANTS Through Gift Shop, Turn right!
ENTERTAINING OPTION

PRIVATE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS for GUESTS

PRIVATE REPTILE ROOM ENCOUNTER 

Interact with at least three of our scaly Animal Ambassadors. Take photos in the Reptile Room, closed to the public during your session.  Each guest can  hold one animal; and your group will help staff offer an Animal Ambassador a snack! 

PRIVATE PARROT PARTY

Interact with at least three of our feathered Animal Ambassadors! Take photos, each person may take photo holding a parrot. One complimentary bag of pistachio treats for parrots in outdoor enclosures. 

For Rates Click Here

Scheduling, or questions:  dedrab@o8f.19e.myftpupload.com, or 361-852-2100.

DAILY HOURS
ADMISSION

Accept: Credit Cards, Cash, Checks

LOCATION
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NEWS UPDATE!

Our Parrot Ambassadors Temporarily Have Been Removed From Public Exhibit to protect them from current threat of Avian Flu. ALL private parrot interactions and Parrot Talk programs temporarily have been suspended until further notice!  (Click here for more detail.)

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Following CDC’s 2/26/22 advisory, effective Friday, March 4, facemasks are strongly encouraged in the Visitors Center, due to small indoor spaces. Effective 6/1/22, facemasks are suggested in Education Station classes, limited to 30 in-person, ZOOM available, reservations required, 361-852-2100. 

We continue to social distance indoors and observe posted capacity limits. 

Thank you for safeguarding the health of all guests, staff and volunteers.