Student groups exploring the wonderful historic St. Augustine area won’t want to miss a visit to the Alligator Farm! What began in the late nineteenth century as a small exhibition of native Florida reptiles ultimately evolved into the quintessential Sunshine State attraction; the Alligator Farm, today, functions as a modern zoo serving the public and scientific community, alike, with an array of entertaining and educational productions and displays and ongoing research and conservation efforts. Wildlife shows like Florida’s Forest Friends, Realm of the Alligator and the Rainforest Review capture visitors in their thrall while fascinating exhibits like the Land of Crocodiles, Florida Native Reptile and Animal House and the Wading Bird Rookery provide plenty of up-close and personal opportunities to view and even interact with the Farm’s residents in their natural habitats.
Meet the rare and mysterious Albino Alligators –legend has it simply gazing upon these legendary creatures will bring good luck - pay a visit to 18-foot Gomek, one of the largest crocs to have ever lived at a zoo, and grab a gander at the world’s most DANGEROUS bird - the extraordinary Southern Cassowary. Intrepid adventurers with a need for speed may opt for an aerial view of the zoo’s flora and fauna as they zip through the sky and tackle more than 50 crazy obstacles on their choice of thrilling Crocodile Crossing adventures. If all that zip lining, bird watching and huge reptile feeding has you thinking about your own lunch, you’ll be happy to know Toucantina tenders tasty tidbits and frosty refreshments certain to wet parched whistles and satisfy even the wildest appetites – chow down in the shade overlooking a friendly crew of Galapagos Tortoises ambling about in the Florida sun.