Open Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Last ticket sold at 4:00 PM

Meet the Zookeeper

A great way to see our animals in action!  At these zookeeper talks (located at the animals’ respective exhibits), you can witness our animals eating their favorite treats and learn about them from their keepers.  It's the perfect opportunity to ask the questions you've always wanted answered about your favorite animal.

Romance in the Glades

02/10/2018, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Treat your sweetheart to a one-of-a-kind date in our Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit, complete with special animal encounters and romantic boat rides.

Price (must be 21 years or older to attend the event):

Early bird price until January 24: $160 per couple; $85 per single ticket; add a full bar upgrade for $25 

January 25 - February 5: $185 per couple; $97 per single ticket; add a full bar upgrade for $25

Members receive $10 off couple tickets and $5 off single tickets.

Last day to purchase tickets will be February 5, 2018!

Your evening includes...

  • Welcome cocktail plus two (2) additional drink tickets per person
  • Passed Appetizers
    • Duck Confit - Frisee mini-salad with slow-cooked duck and fresh citrus
    • Caprese - Grape tomatoes skewered together with fresh Mozzarella and basil
    • Oyster Casino* - Half shell eastern oyster broiled with sweet-pepper butter and bacon
  • Small Savory Plates
    • Arctic Char* - Grilled Icelandic cold-water fish, potato gnocchi, fire-roasted artichokes, and heirloom tomatoes
    • Coq Au Vin - Wine braised chicken, pearl onions, wild mushroom and herb risotto
  • Dessert and Coffee Station
    • Display of assorted chocolate, layered fruit, and toffee crunch dessert bites
  • Animal Encounters
  • Special zookeeper talks discussing the mating habits of select Florida exhibit animals
    • Behind-the-scenes at bobcat/fox/raccoon
    • American crocodile and North American river otter mating habits talk
    • Bear training session
  • Romantic boat rides aboard Lostman's River
  • Live jazz performances provided by the Frost School of Music at University of Miami 

*Seafood Watch "Best Choice" sustainably-sourced seafood

For inquiries contact 305-251-0400, ext. 5084874.


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