Gulf Breeze Zoo FAQ's

Are pets allowed?

No. We do not allow pets in the Zoo or on the property, including service dogs. This is for your pet's safety.

Can you smoke inside the zoo?

Smoking is not permitted on Zoo grounds. The designated smoking area for visitors is in the main Zoo parking lot.

Do you have wheelchairs, strollers or wagons for rent?

Yes. Wheelchairs are available for rent for a $15 daily rental fee. There are a limited number of wheelchairs available, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Strollers are also available for rent for $5 per day, wagons are available for $7 per day. Strollers can accommodate a single child, not weighing more than 60 pounds. Wagons can accommodate two children and a backpack or diaper bag. Guest are always welcome to bring their own strollers, wagons or wheelchairs.

Does the train ride take you through the entire zoo?

No. The Zoo is a 50 acre facility, and the first 20 acres must be walked to be enjoyed. The train ride boards from the Train Depot and will take you on a guided tour through the 30 acre free roaming preserve.

Can I ride the train if I have a stroller, wheelchair, or wagon?

The train is wheelchair accessible but strollers and wagons must be parked in the designated areas upon loading the train.

Can I return to the Zoo once I have purchased my ticket?

Yes, your ticket is good for the entire day. Guests who would like to leave Zoo grounds and return the same day must keep their receipt. Each receipt has a individual barcode on it that you will need to provide for re-entry.

Can we feed the animals?

Yes! Cups of animal feed are available at the ticketing counters for $3 each. You can feed the animals in the designated feeding areas including pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, llamas, deer, waterfowl, turtles and giraffe.

Does the animal feed contain peanuts?

No, the animal feed does not contain peanuts but is manufactured in an agricultural facility that may contain peanuts or peanut shells.

How often do the train rides run?

The train runs every hour on the half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. (i.e. 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 etc.) On days with high volume attendance, the train runs continuously beginning at 9:30 a.m.

How can we book our school group or birthday party?

School groups and birthday parties are booked 4-6 weeks in advance through our sales department with a $50 non-refundable deposit due at time of booking on MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. Please see School Groups and Birthday Parties for more information.

Do you offer group rates?

Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more people. Please see Group Rates for more information.

Do you offer military rates?

Yes, discounted rates are available for members of all branches of the military with a valid military id.

Are you open on Sundays?

Yes! The Zoo is open 363 days a year! We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. See our full schedule on the Tickets and Hours page.

Will I see animals if I come to the zoo and it rains? Do the animals come out in the rain?

The animals live outside year round, rain or shine. While we cannot guarantee specific animals will be visible, many of our animals prefer the cooler weather during the rain. If the weather is extreme many will seek shelter or their indoor areas and appear off exhibit.

Do you offer rain refunds?

No. The Gulf Breeze Zoo does not offer refunds for rainy days. We recommend that guests dress for outdoor weather and check the extended forecast prior to visiting.

Will the train still run if it rains?

Yes. But for the safety of our guests and employees, the train will be delayed if there is lightening.

Is there a restaurant or place to eat lunch at the Zoo?

Yes! The new Giraffeteria restaurant offers lunch fare like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, chicken tenders and salads. Kids meals are available. Additional concessions are located at the Train Depot, which serves snack items including popcorn, nachos, pretzels, ice cream, and snow cones. See dining options for more information and menu items.

Can we bring our own picnic into the zoo?

No. Outside food and beverages are not permitted inside the Zoo. For your convenience, we have a large covered picnic pavilion outside of the zoo grounds that guests are encouraged to enjoy prior to entering the zoo.

Can we bring a grill to use in your outdoor picnic pavilion?

No. Grills are not allowed in our picnic pavilion area, but you may bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the pavilion.

Do you take in injured or orphaned wildlife?

No, the Gulf Breeze Zoo cannot accept injured or orphaned animals. Please contact the Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife at (850) 488-4676 for information.

Please remember, native wildlife, both mammals and birds, are protected by state and federal wildlife laws. For information on injured or orphaned animals and a list of local rehabilitators, visit Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife.
We encourage you to review our FAQ'S to the left, before you e-mail or call the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Many of your questions may already be answered.


Contact Information

Gulf Breeze Zoo Offices

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Gulf Breeze Zoo
5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Phone - 850-932-2229

General Information - ext 106

Groups / Birthday Parties / Tours - ext 101

Special Event Reservations - ext 110

Entry Desk - ext 106

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