The Gulf Breeze Zoo sits on 50-acres located in Gulf Breeze.  West on Highway 98, just a short 8-minute drive from our Navarre location of Shehee & Callahan Family Orthodontics.  This interactive sanctuary is well worth your visit.  You will see hundreds of animals from around the world.  Plan to spend at least 2 hours walking the 20 acres of exhibits and riding the train through another 30 acres of free roaming preserve.  The walking grounds are flat and well shaded, perfect for your little ones to burn some energy while exploring all the zoo has to offer.  For a small zoo, it offers a big adventure!


Gulf Breeze Zoo Entrance, where 50 acres of wild adventure awaits (photo: Christee Hershberger)

Gulf Breeze Zoo Has A Lot To Offer

Through their interactive feeding areas, you will get up close and personal to several animals.  Goats, pigs, sheep, llamas, giraffes, parakeets and alligators all await to say their hellos.  Feel free to pet the animals while giving them a snack.  Well, don’t pet the alligators.

Be sure to check out the otters.  Is there anything better than watching otters play?  The way they wrestle around in the water and use those little hands to rub their whiskers.  It seems they know to show off their cuteness when they have an audience.

The giraffe feeding exhibit truly is unmatched.  An experience you will not soon forget.  In larger zoos, this experience alone would cost the price of the zoo ticket.  Pet them while they munch on your lettuce.  They love the attention and will walk over to greet you if they are on the other side of their enclosure.  It seems they know how to smile for the camera.  Who knew giraffes were so photogenic?


Two hungry giraffes spot Gulf Breeze Zoo visitors with lettuce (photo: Christee Hershberger)

Enjoy a Safari Adventure by Boardwalk or Train

The large elevated boardwalk provides a different view.  Overlook herds of deer, antelope, zebra and rhino.  At the very end, you’ll see Gorilla Island.  Get your camera ready because the fence free viewing is sure to offer some really wild shots!  Take the train ride for an even closer view and don’t miss the hippo family along the way.


See exotic wild life up close and personal on this wild train ride adventure (photo: Christee Hershberger)

Learn from a Zoo Keeper

Every hour features a different “Meet a Keeper Animal Talk”.   Ask questions, learn more about the animal’s day-to-day routines and hear neat stories.  These moments are what your kiddos crave and will talk about long after the adventure!


Meet-A-Keeper schedule can be found by the train station (photo: Christee Hershberger)

Expect the facility and grounds to be well maintained.  The staff takes great care of the land as well as the animals.  They are friendly, eager to answer questions and share expert insights while you observe.  The animals are sociable, well fed and happy to interact with you.  Family friendly, peaceful and packed with entertainment, the Gulf Breeze Zoo is sure to please your entire family.

After an exciting morning at the zoo, it is the perfect time to relax and cool off by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  Simply cross the Navarre Beach Causeway to enjoy our clear cool saltwater and the whitest sand beaches in the world.  Read more about How Locals Enjoy a Beach Day in Navarre Florida