The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society is a non-profit organization and one of Florida’s top-rated zoological organizations. The zoo is located in Dreher Park in West Palm Beach and has over 550 animals and over 190 different species. Many of the animals housed at the zoo are endangered and roam within the 23 acres of tropical habit.
The zoo would not be what it is today without the help and determination of Paul Dreher who moved to South Florida from Germany. Dreher moved to the area and got a job working for the City of West Palm Beach and he later went on to purchase the land which is now Dreher Park from the city in the 1950s. Dreher opened the zoo in the 1960s.
Today, the Palm Beach Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and is only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Tickets are required to roam through the zoo’s different areas and see hundreds of animals including monkeys, birds, tigers, alligators, bears, jaguars, sloths, and much more.
Tickets are $16.95 dollars for children and $22.95 for adults. Ticket discounts are available for Seniors and Military personnel, and parking is always free at the park.
The zoo also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the years, click here to view the events calendar.
The Palm Beach Zoo is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach.