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Alligator Farm

You’ll come face to face with alligators and crocodiles from around the world at the St Augustine Alligator Farm.  Opened in 1893, this historic landmark is one of the oldest zoos in the USA.

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Alligator Farm Show

Alligators at the Alligator Farm in St Augustine.

One of the most watched shows is the Alligator Feeding.  Kids and adults love watching these prehistoric looking gators leap up and chomp away as the reptile curator tosses food to them.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm
999 Anastasia Boulevard
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
Phone: 904-824-3337

Hours:  Every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (summer hours are until 6:00 pm)

Wildlife Shows

Daily programs offer up close encounters and educational entertainment on alligators, rainforest animals, forest animals, and other cool creatures.

Some of the featured programs include:

  • Florida’s Forest Friends lets you get to know animals that live in the forest around Florida.
  • Realm of the Alligator teaches you about the dangerous American Alligator.
  • Scales and Tales highlights fascinating facts on snakes, lizards, and turtles.
  • Rainforest Review teaches you about the rainforest ecosystem, exotic parrots, and other rainforest animals.
Maximo at the Alligator Farm

Maximo is the worlds largest crocodile in captivity

Animal Exhibits

The park has several areas highlighting the 23 species of crocodilians and other exotic animals:  The Land of Crocodiles, Birds of Africa, Gomek Forever, The Great Down Under, Komodo Dragon, Alligator Swamp, and the Wading Bird Rookery.


An underwater viewing window lets you get up close to the largest crocodile at the Alligator Farm.  Maximo is more than 15 feet long and weighs more than 1,250 pounds.  He is a saltwater crocodile from Australia and is huge!  You gotta see him.

Alligator Farm Entrance

Entrance to the Alligator Farm in St Augustine

Zoo Nights at Alligator Farm

Every crocodile and alligator species at the Alligator Farm is nocturnal.  Because the reptiles are most active at night, there are Zoo Night programs for kids and adults.  A “Parent’s Night Out” program lets parents drop off kids from 6 pm to 10 pm for an evening of pizza, zoo tours, animal presentations, and games.  Creatures of the Night is a Halloween event for kids ages 2 to 11.  Adults and families can also experience Moonlight Safari, an educational evening guided trip. 

The Alligator Farm is in St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, located in Northeast Florida in St Johns County.

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