St. Augustine Alligator Farm
- (904) 824-3337
Hours of OperationSun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m<br /> Extended summer hours(until Labor day): 9 a.m.- 6 p.m
The Alligator Farm Zoological Park features a variety animal species, including hundreds of native alligators. The allure of wild reptiles and their powerful presence entice thousands of vacationers to visit the park in St. Augustine each year. Exhibits include lemurs, Komodo dragons, and toucans, and the park is the only place in the world to see all 24 species of crocodilians in one place.
Opening their doors in 1893, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of the oldest attractions in the area. George Reddington and Felix Fire began this attraction with their own collection of alligators in South Beach on Anastasia Island. After a series of storms and fires, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm was moved to its current location closer to historic downtown St. Augustine.
Crocodile Crossing Zip Line
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm offers an intriguing zip line and aerial adventure course called Crocodile Crossing. Guests can coast at eye-level with exotic birds and dangle above crocodiles on one of two courses that reach up to 30 or 60 feet high. The Sepik River course (35 feet high and about 45 minutes long) is $37 per person. The Nile River course is higher and longer (about 90 minutes) and costs $67 per person.
And, for those who dare, Crocodile Crossing’s Python Challenge offers a 40-foot controlled free fall adventure. The price for the Python Challenge is $10 for one jump, $15 for three jumps, and $17 for two climbs and two jumps per person.
The Alligator Farm offers several wildlife shows and demonstrations every day for lots of family fun, including:
Realm of the Alligator
An interesting and educational show about Florida's most dangerous animals.
Scales and Tails
This show showcases the most misunderstood animals -- snakes and other reptiles.
Guests can enjoy the antics of parrots and other animals as they learn about the rainforest.
Florida's Forest Friends
Targeted to children of all ages, this show is an educational experience about habitats, biodiversity and the environment of Florida.
It's quite a spectacle to watch the powerful alligators get fed, and it's also a great opportunity to learn more about the behavior of this fascinating species and how it interacts with its habitat.
Extended summer hours are in effect until Labor Day with the park staying open until 6 p.m.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located on Anastasia Boulevard near Hamilton Upchurch Park.