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Nature Play Pavilion, Play Fountain, Kid Zone, Tropics Cafe, Gift Shop

Nature Play Pavilion

Mommy blogger, Marianna Frances from Port St. Lucie, gives a quick snapshot of our new Nature Play Pavilion.

This hands-on, interactive natural play space, located in the Florida Wetlands area, engages children of all ages in imaginative and creative outdoor play.

Zoo guests will have the opportunity to explore such features as; climb like a cat, balance like a monkey, crawl like a tortoise, splash like an otter and play with nature.

This nature-inspired area fosters creative play among visitors of all ages and abilities as they make discoveries and interact with their environment.  Our brand new Nature Play Pavilion is open daily from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Photos by Zoo Member & Photographer Mike Rodgers

Palm Beach Zoo Play Fountain  

One of the best-loved attractions in South Florida, our Play Fountain is beautiful to see and hard to resist.  Don't forget to bring the kids' bathing suits when you visit the Zoo! Changing tents are nearby, and pleasant seating is provided for those who wish to relax and watch as their delighted children frolic in the refreshing water jets.

Note: The fountain closes at 4:30 p.m. and during inclement weather.

Kid Zone

Wildlife Carousel: Fun for all ages! Take a spin on the magnificent Wildlife Carousel at Palm Beach Zoo, which provides unforgettable experiences for children and a bit of nostalgia for grown-ups. Features 32 colorful sculptures including horses, hummingbird, manatee, jaguar, and even a sea dragon. Enjoy thrilling rides while traditional carousel music plays.

Safari Train: This colorful Safari Train will delight children of all ages - so hop on and start creating lifelong memories!

Rides on the Wildlife Carousel and Safari Train cost $3 each or 2 for $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Zoo's animals.  The Wildlife Carousel & Safari Train close at 4:30 p.m. and during inclement weather. 

Tame Your Wild Appetite!

Tucked away on the shore of beautiful Baker Lake in the heart of Palm Beach Zoo, Tropics Café is a pleasant, air-conditioned hideaway offering full-service dining in a lively, marketplace ambience. Enjoy salads, burgers, sandwiches, kids’ meals and more. Beer and wine is also available for age appropriate guests.  Restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. 

View Cafe Menu

Palm Beach Zoo proudly supports local produce from Palm Beach County farms and sustainable food sources.

For those seeking on-the-go refreshments and snacks, Tropical Concession offers cold drinks, novelty ice cream treats, hot dogs, sandwiches and more. Dippin’ Dots ice cream kiosks are located near the fountain. Picnic tables and seating are available throughout the zoo.

**The Palm Beach Zoo serves alcoholic beverages in the Tropics Café during regular meal service hours. Alcoholic beverages will also be available at various areas around the Zoo during select special events and private parties. Please note the ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY REGARDING UNDERAGE DRINKING. Anyone under the age of 21, or not able to produce a valid legal ID when requested by staff, will be required to exit the Zoo premises immediately. Also, Palm Beach Zoo reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to anyone deemed to be intoxicated. Thank you for respecting this policy in consideration of safety for yourself and others.

Amazon Marketplace & Wild Things Shop

While at the Zoo, be sure to stop at our Amazon Marketplace and Wild Things Gift Shop where you will find a delightful array of unique animal-themed toys, clothing, hats, books, and zoo-venirs!