Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach: Hours, Address, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Reviews: 4.5/5

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
FREE PARKING DAILY! As Palm Beach County’s only top-rated Zoological experience, we are home to over 550 animals, many of them endangered. Our mission is to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. Our unique tropical zoo showcases an animal collection (Malayan tigers, jaguars, Mexican spider monkeys, panther) from around the world, living in natural habitats. Enjoy shady paths, a colorful carousel, an interactive water play fountain, Nature Play Pavilion, a full-service restaurant, and 11 daily shows and keeper talks where you can watch animal trainings, feedings and meet zookeepers. Book a behind-the-scenes animal experience and get up close and personal with a sloth, koalas, capybaras, anteaters, Aldabra tortoises or mingle with flamingos.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Laurie W
Lake Worth, FL41 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
This zoo has been involving my whole life thanks to my parents and I am in my 40’s. This zoo has also been invoked in my childrens whole life and they are now in their 20’s. My grandchild now enjoys this zoo too!!! This zoo is perfect for family gatherings. We took our scouts here once a month to celebrate their birthdays! I much prefer a smaller we’ll take care for zoo than a huge one.
Written January 28, 2022
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Dropsojup
Shreve, OH414 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This zoo has a little something for everyone. It is very easy to maneuver as one section leads into the next. There are special animal encounters that can be done with the Koala, Capybara, etc that we did not pay additional for to patricipate in, but we saw one in progress and every one seemed to be enjoying the one on one with the animals. The parking is free which is nice. We are fortunate that we got half off bc we are members of a reciprocal zoo, not sure I would want to have paid full price as it is a smaller zoo. Overall a nice experience.
Written February 28, 2020
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Hello, We're glad you were able to take advantage of the reciprocal membership program and free parking. There's always next time for the animal experience!
Written February 29, 2020
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MB B
6 contributions
Aug 2021
We loved the unique animals I am not used to seeing at a zoo. I have to admit we came to see the capybaras since my daughter is a guinea pig lover. I figured with Covid we would not be able to feed them. Also, we saw advertised kids entered free for the month of August but no one mentioned it, so we weren't sure. The capybara was hot and stayed with his rear end facing us in the shade. Note: That's exactly what guinea pigs do. ha! But we did get to see a real one so that was fun! Great tropical animal exhibits.
Written August 18, 2021
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Avyinc
Miami, FL67 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Watch out for the gift shop! My daughter attended there today with her summer camp. Shame on us for giving her money and her young age to be able to get a souvenir. She was short changed by the employee at the store, apparently she is the manager. It was only a couple dollars she was short changed it when we called to let the store know she told us that our child must be mistaken. Shortchanging anyone especially a child that is still learning to work money is absolutely unacceptable. She was short changed by $2.89 for her purchase. My daughter never received any coins back for the transaction when I asked Jennifer the store manager about the coins she Responded that she asks everyone about donations. My child was never asked that. Watch your kids when you go there this location will clearly take advantage of young children. Shame on you guys, I sincerely hope that this is a once of case and it’s isn’t a larger situation.
Written June 23, 2021
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bals d
Pompano Beach, FL6 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Zoo is small but perfect for toddlers and young kids. Its a great stroller pushing zoo unlike miami zoo which will punish you with so much walking.
I wish they left the small aviary open.
I went on 03/20/2021 and mask was voluntary (sign says: pls wear a mask when you cannot social distance) not mandatory. With spring break bringing huge crowds to places this is not the best time to relax policies. I saw more than 1/3rd without masks.
So we left as early as we could.
Written March 21, 2021
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Maurice J
Miami, FL54 contributions
Dec 2021
I was skeptical about visiting Palm Beach Zoo. I saw some reviews that didn't paint an exciting picture. However, I decided to still visit with my pre-teen daughter. The zoo isn't too big and not small but the variety of animals did keep our interest piqued. You can take time to observe the animals without feeling rushed to cover territory. The highlight for us is the Rainbow Lorikeets. They are a wonderful attraction that certainly would draw us to the Zoo again.
Written December 25, 2021
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Pumpkinhead44
Raleigh, NC42 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Fantastic!
We really enjoyed our visit today to the Palm Beach Zoo. We were looking for things to do in the area when we found out we were very close to the Zoo.
We really loved the BIG CATS here! The Malayan tigers, the jaguar, the panther, servals, and the ocelots were out favorites!!
Also we did not have to walk a lot to see the whole zoo. There was so much packed into a manageable area that this zoo was doable in like 3 hours. Also most of the paths are shaded so the Florida heat was bearable.
Highly recommend! We will be back!
Written February 15, 2021
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Catherine P
143 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Great little zoo and can average about 2 hours and longer if you choose to eat or stop for the water park or merry go round. Overall a quaint, clean, and enjoyable time for all ages. Gets you close enough for some great photo and the animals habitats are well maintained. Restrooms were also maintained well by the staff.
Written January 30, 2022
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Paul S
Delray Beach, FL36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Loved how the zoo is sectioned off into different loops so you can visit one section at a time without missing anything. All of the loops meet at a small sprayground area for the kids to have fun in on hot days. It's not a large zoo and doesnt have as many larger animal breeds so you'll be able to get through it in about three hours. Very well laid out, clean and friendly staff. I bought tickets that allowed us to visit the science center next door too at a combined discounted price. You may need to ask for this. The employed at the science center didnt offer prices or package deals until I mentioned it first.
Written February 18, 2020
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Scott M
Pennsylvania71 contributions
Mar 2022
We loved this zoo for our kids! We had a almost 1 and 4 year old with us. The first thing we noticed was the layout of the zoo; hub style broken into 4 zones with a central hub being the interactive fountain for kids (and adults) to play in. With our kids, we went until we hit a wall and only chose 3 out of the 4 to walk around in. They all had a blast. The favorite was the tiger during his Lasor treatment time. Rejuvenating his muscles and we were so close that it was amazing. Never been that close to a tiger before. This zoo was highly shaded from the sun! Mid 70s in March, and we never felt overly hot. The flamingos were a hit as well. Everyone that worked there was very nice and informative about the animals!
Written April 12, 2022
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