Why You Need to Visit the Beautiful West Palm Beach Zoo

Casa Grandview Insider's GuideDo you love animals? Are you curious to learn more about them? Get a glimpse into life in the jungle with a visit to the West Palm Beach Zoo! Inside Dreher Park, you’ll find 23 acres of lush, verdant habitat waiting to be explored. Spend a day learning about and admiring the zoo’s hundreds of animal species. Then, check out more top places of interest in West Palm Beach with the help of our exclusive Insider’s Guide.


Immerse Yourself in a Tropical Oasis at the West Palm Beach Zoo

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The West Palm Beach Zoo is the county’s top-rated zoological experience, and for a good reason! The zoo is home to over 190 animal species, including many species that are endangered in the wild. Observe these rare animals, like the Golden Lion Tamarin, the White alligator, and the Ring-tailed Lemur. If you’d like to get even closer to the animals, personal animal experiences are available by reservation. Hang out with a happy capybara, feed grapes to a sloth, or bathe a tortoise at the zoo!

In addition to the awesome animal experiences, kids will love the zoo’s amenities. Find relief from the South Florida sun at the splash pad, take a spin on the wildlife carousel, or hop on the colorful safari train. There’s no shortage of entertainment at the West Palm Beach Zoo!

Tip: If your planned beach day gets rained out, the zoo offers a 50% off rainy day discount.

Monkey Around at These Zoo Events

Learn, play, and celebrate at the West Palm Beach Zoo! The zoo offers a variety of educational programs for kids, including zoo labs and guided tours of the zoo’s facilities.

Celebrate the holidays at the zoo as well! Ring in the new year with a gummy bear toast and ball drop at noon at the New Year’s Eve countdown. Get spooky at the zoo’s Halloween-themed costume contest and trick-or-treating activities. Are you planning a visit to the Palm Beaches that isn’t during the holidays? There’s plenty of festive off-season events as well, such as Brew 2 at the Zoo, a 21+ after-hours experience.

More for Animal Lovers in West Palm Beach

Are you hoping to discover even more unique ways to get up close to wildlife? Take a trip to Lion County Safari, Florida’s only drive-through safari attraction. You’ll see lions, zebras, and giraffes in a replica of their native environment. After, visit the interactive SafariWorld Amusement Park for more animal-themed fun!

If you’d rather spend a day under the sea, head to Manatee Lagoon! Here, you can observe wild manatees basking in the lagoon’s warm waters, explore hands-on displays, and learn about these beautiful creatures.

Return From the Wild at Casa Grandview

Coastal-Sitting-RoomA trip to the West Palm Beach Zoo is one of our favorite family-friendly activities in West Palm Beach. When you stay at Casa Grandview, you’ll be in the heart of a trendy neighborhood and within walking distance to many of the city’s attractions.

If you want to bring your own furry friend on vacation, our pet-friendly accommodations are just what you need! Our Coastal Seaside Apartment is a historic, two-bedroom suite with seaside decor and original oak floors. Enjoy an outdoor courtyard, en-suite bathroom with shower/tub combo, and access to our heated saline pool. Are you ready to start planning your ultimate South Florida vacation?

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