Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Check out what happening at the Zoo!



World Rhino Day- This day is a day to learn about the conservation struggles of the world's 5 species of rhinos. The Central Florida Zoo houses 2 Greater-one horned rhinos, native to India. Come participate in games, crafts, and more to learn more about these amazing creatures. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may
apply for certain activities. For more information, please call 407.323.4450.

Annual Pass Holder Perks- 
We are happy to announce a special benefit for our Annual Pass Holders this fall! Annual Pass Holders can enjoy a special Buy One Get One Free offer to visit the
Orlando Science Center from September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016.
All you need to do is show your valid Zoo Annual Pass, along with a valid ID to
take advantage of this benefit. For more information on the Orlando Science Center's
hours and prices please visit www.osc.org.

Bat House Building Workshop-
Bats are underrated! Besides being the only mammal that flies, most North American bats are nocturnal insectivores, which means they feed on night-flying insects -especially mosquitoes. Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way
to keep your yard bug-free. Supplies will be provided. Just bring a hammer! Go online
or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 to make reservations by September 23 to secure a
bat house kit. 

Education Adventures- Sprouts & Seedlings: These nature play programs are for children ages 2-5. Classes are available year-round.
Night Hike*
Come explore the Zoo at night! Night Hike is on September 17 at 7:30 pm. Registration
is required by September 9.

There is much more going on! Visit: http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/
or call
407.323.4450. The Zoo is located on I-4 Exit 104 in Sanford and is open
daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

News From City Hall

Sanford Police Department Selects the “Best of the Best” to
Be Sanford’s School Resource Officers


In an effort to continue to connect the local public schools and its community of parents, students, teachers and caregivers, and in conjunction with the Seminole County School Board’s new initiative to have a police officer assigned to every public school in the County, the Sanford Police Department has selected its School Resource Officers (SRO) for the 2016-2017 school year. There will be one Police Officer assigned to each school. There are 11 Seminole County Public Schools located in Sanford ranging from Elementary, Middle and High School.  (The City of Sanford has the largest number of schools in its jurisdiction).

The School Resource Officer is an integral position in the community. The Police Officer has the unique opportunity to become a familiar, friendly face, building and strengthening the relationship between student and officer during the school day, which furthers the Department’s best practice for seamless community engagement with the youngsters and their families of the Sanford community overall.

We look forward to being part of a productive and outstanding school year! 



What to do in Sanford

There are many great things occurring in Sanford, come be part of them!

Friday, September 9

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Tiger Rider, The River City Band & More for the Picnic Project Benefit Show
  • Shadow Cabinet returns to bring 80’s music and more to Buster’s
  • Haunted Sanford Historical Ghost Walk
  • The Fire of Creation: The Maya


Saturday, September 10

  • Re-Sell It Day at Horstmeyer
  • Painting at Hopper Academy
  • Sanford Farmers Market
  • Teen Game Changers
  • Community Paint the Trail
  • ADULT GAME NIGHT
  • Half Way to St. Paddy’s Day Party
  • Show at Sanford Planetarium: Terra
  • Little Fish Huge Pond presents NEON LIGHTS


Sunday, September 11


  • Sanford Community Clean Up “Keep Sanford Sparkling”
  • Limo Cycle Brunch Tour
  • Harry’s Big Birthday Bash
  • Brew Class 101
For more information and details visit: http://sanford365.com/events/