ALL Tours, Sightseeing, Museums & Attractions
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is one of Florida's oldest zoological attractions, founded in 1893. For more than 100 years it has entertained millions of visitors who were lured by the awesome presence of captive reptiles, long regarded as mysterious, dangerous and frightening at the same time. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm has helped popularize the alligator in the national consciousness and has even helped fashion an image for the state.
During your visit you will have the opportunity to see:
Maximo - Maximo is the largest animal at the park at 15 feet 3 inches long and 1250 pounds. He is a Saltwater Crocodile or "Saltie" as they call them in Australia. Don't miss a close-up look at Maximo from the underwater viewing windows.
Albino Alligators - Rare and mystical creatures from the bayous of Louisiana, albino alligators have inspired the legend that those who gaze upon their beauty will receive good fortune.
Land of Crocodiles - Here you can see Alligators, Crocodiles, Caiman, and Gharial from the lands of the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
Gomek Forever - Gomek was one of the largest crocodilians ever on display and was almost 18 feet long and nearly 2,000 pounds. Gomek is now preserved and part of a rare and beautiful collection of hand carved art from Papua New Guinea.
Wading bird rookery - Explore the native swamp exhibit where hundreds of wading birds fly in to roost in the late afternoons. Herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, and wood storks can be seen in their natural environment. These birds seek out evening roosts above the alligators safe in the knowledge that alligators will keep tree-climbing predators away. From April through July the birds are in full breeding plumage and build nests and raise families right in front of visitors.
Exotic Birds and Mammals - Australian kookaburras and emus, South American toucans and parrots, Asian pheasants, and African turacos are just a few of the exotic birds on display at the Alligator Farm. The mammal collection also includes seven different species of endangered monkeys ranging in size from the world's smallest monkey, the mouse-sized pygmy marmoset, to the large South American spider monkey that swings across the branches of its exhibit.
Also, enjoy the numerous shows including:
Alligator Feeding - See Alligators leaping for food and hear their amazing strength as they bite into their food with powerful jaws.
Realm of the Alligator - This show filled with little known facts about Florida's most interesting and dangerous animals is both educational and entertaining.
Scales and Tails - Highlighting some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet, this show will allow you to learn more about snakes and other reptiles in a fascinating presentation of our scaly friends.