Friday, January 27, 2023

What’s new at the Palm Beach Zoo?

When I was a kid, the zoo to go to was Dreher Park. Now, Palm Beach County is home to Palm Beach Zoo. Times have definitely changed since I had my own little one! This Boca Momwas past due for a refresher course on the latest and greatest at the zoo, located less than 20 minutes north of Boca Raton. Luckily, my family and I were invited to visit the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, where we experienced much of what they have to offer. There are animals, of course, but that’s only the beginning!

There are educational shows, a splash pad, a safari-themed carousel and so many family events held year-round. Here’s your Boca Mom Talk on what’s NEW at the Palm Beach Zoo.

Aldabra Tortoise Experience

This is an add-on to your admission ticket ($20 for non-members), but well worth it if you want to WOW your kids.

The Aldabra Tortoise Experience offers your family the opportunity to get up close with one of the world’s largest tortoises (three of them are in the experience).  You will be amazed at how big they actually are!  Kids learn amazing facts and conservation messages all while feeding them their favorite veggies and snapping memorable photos. My daughter loved petting their shells and don’t worry…the zookeepers have hand sanitizer at the ready! Boca Mom Tip: Wear closed-toed shoes.

Malayan Tiger Habitat

For the first time ever, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Societyis home to four adult Malayan tigers. On Dec. 10, the society welcomed four year-oldBumi, who joined Angin, also 4, Keemasan Mata, 9, and Berapi Api, 11.

As a result, the zoo has expanded their Tiger Habitat to double its original size.  And we got to see Berapi “step paw” into it for the first time!

It’s amazing to see these beautiful tigers up close and the habitat is absolutely beautiful. A must see!

Now here’s the scoop on zoo memberships. There are two main family options. You can purchase a $145 family membership, which covers admission to the zoo and special events for two adults and all kids older than 3 years old. For all kids under 3, the family membership is only $85. That means your membership is basically covered in two visits! Plus, you get a ton of other perks and discounts.

There’s no better time to go wild at the Palm Beach Zoo! See you there!

Note: Modern Boca Mom was provided with a complimentary tour/visit to the Palm Beach Zoo in exchange for consideration for promotion on this website. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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About Michelle

Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder ofModernBocaMom.coma lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. Modern Boca Mom features events for both mom and kids, activities, classes, fitness, dining and shopping options as well as a weekly Mompreneur spotlight! A Mompreneur herself, Michelle truly believes that working moms (and dads!) instill an unparalleled work ethic in their kids. She and her husband Andrew have one daughter, Avery.

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