The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, a unique 10-acre zoo in Gainesville, Florida, is the only zoo on a college campus accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
The SF Teaching Zoo is coordinated by nine full time staff members, home to over 70 different species of animals and is maintained by about 100 students enrolled in the college's premier Zoo Animal Technology program.
The zoo showcases a diverse collection that contains both native and exotic species for everyone to enjoy. Visitors enjoy the Bald Eagles, White-throated capuchin monkeys, American alligators, Matschie's Tree Kangaroo and Asian small-clawed otters to name a few. These species and many other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are on display in a naturally shaded environment. The 1/4 mile trail through the wooded environment is lined with mulch and is stroller and/or wheelchair accessible.
Transport your class from the classroom to the great outdoors and learn about our extraordinary animals, or book a guided tour of the zoo for your family.
Would you like an up-close experience with our ambassador animals?
Then, pair an animal encounter with your visit to the Zoo! This experience provides children and the young at heart with a unique and once in a lifetime contact with animals. This program is available Tuesdays - Saturdays, subject to availability. You must schedule this program ahead of time, and we strongly suggest you schedule 10 days in advance.
3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32606