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Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

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Address: 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Phone Number: +1 561-547-9453
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is home to nearly 800 animals on...
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is home to nearly 800 animals on 23 shaded tropical acres, including endangered Malayan tigers, Mexican spider monkeys, jaguars and more! The lush grounds layout includes an Interactive Play Fountain (with changing tents), a Conservation Station which includes a Wildlife Carousel and Safari Train for children to ride, and interactive wildlife presentations. Parking is free, with a shuttle provided to across-the-street parking lots on busy weekends. Guests can dine at the Tropics Cafe, or they can grab a quick bite at the concessions stand and Dippin Dots. Shop seven days a week at the Wild Things Gift Shop, and on weekends at the Marketplace near the Tropics Cafe.
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Roar and Pour and Palm Beach Zoo - very fun!

There's a late afternoon/evening program at the Palm Beach Zoo called Roar and Pour. I highly recommend this. It is only offered on certain nights so check their website. $10.pp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
delphin123
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Never been there so everyone was excited to go. It's a small zoo but very well kept. Took about 5 hours ther watched the shows, had lunch and then kids water park thing at the end. Everyone had a great time. Lots of trees so there is a lot if shade. Worth going. Yiu can also buy the dual pass... More 

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

We are glad you paid a visit to our zoo for the first time, and we are especially happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself! We are proud of our fun, informative wildlife shows, and the great amount of shade our natural foliage is able to provide. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There's a late afternoon/evening program at the Palm Beach Zoo called Roar and Pour. I highly recommend this. It is only offered on certain nights so check their website. $10.pp admission will get you into the Zoo at 4:30 pm. It includes a live band, animal programs and free range to the zoo of course. The zoo is beautiful -... More 

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed our evening program, Roar & Pour! It will be offered the second Saturday of every month this summer, so we hope you visit us again soon. We agree that it makes a perfect date night-- and of course, we are always family-friendly! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved it. They cater to young families with the water fountains for the kids to run through to the talks about the animals I went with my boyfriend and learned many things through their informative talks about bears birds and Jaguars I highly recommend a visit for at least 2 to 3 hrs

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review about our Zoo! We agree that children do love our Interactive Play Fountain, and we are also glad that you learned so much about our informative Keeper Talks. Two to three hours is a great amount of time to stroll through our facility and learn about our conservation efforts on behalf of... More 

Newcastle Upon Tyne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not too large, but plenty to see. Good value for money, all sorts fo exhibits and not too crowded. Car parking easy.

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed a lot to see with us. We also are happy to offer guests the chance to purchase memberships, because that makes our already-great value even better! Thank you for the comment that parking is easy, and we hope to see you visit again soon. More 

Doha, Qatar
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I didn't have a whole lot of expectations going into this trip. I think I'd been when I was in school and it was still called the Dreher Park Zoo. I think I've gotten used to places like Disney's Animal Kingdom and Busch Gardens. This doesn't compare to those at all, but it's also a fraction of the cost. The... More 

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the Butterfly Garden (which is lovingly maintained by Zoo volunteers). We are sorry that you felt a little disappointed comparing what we offer to larger facilities, and we also would like to know what you didn't see when you wrote this: "some of the things they... More 

Oxfordshire, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We picked this place to go with my 3 year old daughter while on vacation from the UK. The flora and fauna in this zoo is stunning. The exhibits seem to be laid out around the trees so it looked very natural. The animals on display were varied and quite rare at zoos. Sadly they all seemed to be escaping... More 

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

We are so glad you decided to visit from the UK, and that your daughter enjoyed our Interactive Play Fountain! We appreciate your kind comments about our naturalistic animal habitats and our exhibitory layout. How fun that our two North American black bear brothers, Lewis and Clark, were active during your visit! Thank you for commenting on the high quality... More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This zoo is not for small children. It's great for all ages! My 12 year old grandson loved this zoo. It was cool on a hot day due to trees overhead to shade us. The zoo is designed to separate spots. To keep crowds at bay. We walked in a circle to see the whole zoo. The animals are in... More 

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

What a great review! We agree with you that our zoo is great for the young, AND the young-at-heart! Our shade canopy is very convenient for those sunny South Florida days. We are so glad you were able to spend the day here relaxing and visiting our animals-- we hope you visit again soon! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The layout of the zoo is in "star" fashion. From the center you reach different animal families and environments. Well done. You can feel as if you were in a gigantic place if you take your time and wander from environment to environment.

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review, and the creative comparison of the layout of our zoo-- we also feel that our animals are "stars"! Visit us again soon! More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband, 3 year old daughter and myself visited this zoo on the day we were waiting for our flight to return home from vacation. This was a very nice, smaller zoo and was perfect for us as we only had about 4 hours to spend. We were able to walk the entire zoo within about 3 hours. The staff... More 

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

We are so glad you were able to visit our zoo during your vacation, and we agree that visitors can enjoy a comfortable time here even during a limited amount of hours. We are proud that our Wildlife Care and Conservation staff members are educated and have a true love of the 800+ animals that are entrusted to us, and... More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The zoo is clean and well taken care of. This was our second visit and my kids want to go back next time we're in town. The highlight was the Capybara Experience. This is something that can be pre-arranged on the zoo's website, along with "experiences" with a number of other animals. It was really great. Two staff members educated... More 

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PBZoo, Public Relations Manager at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you found our zoo to be clean and well cared-for-- and we are especially glad to hear that you enjoyed the Capybara Experience! We do indeed also offer five other Animal Experiences, including the new Koala Experience and Anteater Experience. Thank you for the wonderful review, and we hope to see you visit again soon. More 

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