The Rundown on the Palm Beach Zoo’s ‘Animal Encounters’

Palm Beach Zoo’s ‘animal experiences’ lets you get up close, personal photo

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The Palm Beach Zoo has expanded its ‘Animal Encounters’ program to include a series of individual or group encounters. For prices ranging from $150 (per group, max 8) to $15 per person, you can get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s friendliest animals.

Encounters with sloths, bears, tortoises, and capybaras are all available to guests. To see the breakdown of prices and a summary of each encounter as told by Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, Staci Sturrock, check out this article and this video.


June 13th: Father’s Day Safari Night at the Palm Beach Zoo


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Friday June 13th, the Palm Beach Zoo will be hosting its weekly Safari Night from 5:30-9:30 PM. This week’s theme will be celebrating Father’s Day!

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This Weekend at the Palm Beach Zoo: Breakfast With the Bunny!


This weekend is ‘Breakfast With the Bunny’ at the Palm Beach Zoo. Activities will include a buffet style breakfast, an egg hunt, animal encounters, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

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April 5th: ‘Dark Sky Party’ at the South Florida Science Center and Museum

On Saturday, April 5th, from 8-10 PM, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be having a ‘Dark Sky Party’. The event will give visitors an opportunity to view astronomical objects through telescopes, learn about the solar system, the night sky, galaxies, and the universe with fun hands-on activities.

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Saturday March 29th: City Place Art Festival

This weekend, March 29th-30th, City Place will be hosting its 4th annual Art Festival. The event will feature over 200 artists with booths set up on Rosemary Avenue and Hibiscus Street from 10 AM until 5 PM.

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March 28th: ‘Spring Fling’ Night at the Museum

On Friday, March 28th, from 6:00-9:00 PM, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be hosting a ‘Spring Fling’ night at the museum. The evening will be filled with fun and educational activities to celebrate the spring season.

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New Green Market in the Southend: Every other Saturday at the Palm Beach Zoo!

The Palm Beach Zoo will is now hosting a Green Market every other Saturday starting on March 8th and ending on June 28th, 2014. Local produce stands, and sustainably harvested items will be available for purchase near the exit gate from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM every other Saturday. The next one coming up is March 22nd, so make sure not to miss it! You can contact Green Market Coordinator, Krista Gardner, with questions or requests for a vendor packet and visit the event website for more information.

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March 21: Food Truck Safari at the Palm Beach Zoo

On Friday, March 21st, from 5:30-9:30 PM, the Palm Beach Zoo will be hosting a ‘Food Truck Safari’. The zoo will be bringing in several food trucks in the evening for guests to enjoy a night at the zoo. There will be live music at the Interactive Fountain Plaza and the Mayan Plaza, along with Zoo Keeper talks and close-up animal encounters.

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March 15th: Save the Florida Panther Day at the Palm Beach Zoo

Saturday, March 15th, is state-wide ‘Save the Florida Panther Day’. To emphasize the importance of saving this critically endangered species, the Palm Beach Zoo will be celebrating with games, crafts, and informative keeper talks to teach guests how they can help in the conservation of our state mammal.

Children’s entertainment will also include an interactive percussion show by Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion. To learn more about this event visit the zoo website here.

March 20-23: Palm Beach 29th International Boat Show

Palm Beach Boat Show 2014

One of the top five boat shows in the U.S, the 29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will be held this year on March 20 – 23. This year’s show will be featuring more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers.

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