3000 N.W. 83 Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
phone: 352-395-5633
Daily9 AM - 2 PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Adults (13-59): $6
Seniors (60+): $5
Children (4-12): $5
Children 3 and under: Free
UF Students/Staff with Gator1 Card: $5
SF Students/Staff with SF ID: Free
Museum Type(s)
Jonathan Miot, Director/Associate Professor
Kathy Russell, Curator
Shawntal Abram, Assistant Professor
Haley Wilson, Office Supervisor
Chelsea Dunlap, Assistant Curator
Jason Montgomery, Assistant Curator
Jade Salamone, Conservation Education Specialist
Julie Lindenmayer, Assistant Professor


The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is the local zoo for the Gainesville area and the laboratory for the Zoo Animal Technology Program. Set in a naturally wooded environment, the 10-acre facility is open to the public and has a diverse collection of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Home to over 75 difference species of animals, our diverse collection contains both native and exotic species that everyone can enjoy. Some family favorites are the Bald Eagle, White-throated capuchin monkeys, Matschie’s tree kangaroos, Asian small-clawed otters and the White-handed gibbons. We are open to the public 7 days/week from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Adding value to our students, enriching the community and improving the future of wildlife.

Educational Programs

Santa Fe College’s Zoo Animal Technology Program is the premier education path for zoo animal professionals. To facilitate this training, Santa Fe College has its own zoo, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, located on the college’s Northwest campus and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).

  • Zoo Animal Technology Program