kiss a gator!
unique and interesting
Florida is home to some of the most unique and interesting animal species, and Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center is the ultimate destination to meet these species up close and personal. Our Hands-On Adventures create memories and photo opportunities that will last a life time.
We work hard to create an inviting atmosphere for children (and adults!) to learn about and interact with amazing reptiles and amphibians. We love these creatures and hope you will too!
The Alligator Attraction was founded in 2011. As we grew we became more than just alligators and changed our focus to education and conservation. This prompted us to change our name to Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center in 2020 . Licensed by the USDA, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Agriculture,and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
See our animal handlers interact with Chip and Fido, our 10-year old American Alligators. Learn little known facts about these incredible animals.
Watch our Aquarists hand feed our Blue-Spotted Ray, Blue, and learn about her and some of her aquatic friends.
- Monday & Thursday: Monitor Minute. Join Kyle as he introduces you to some of our large monitors and demonstrates how and why we target train these amazing lizards
- Tuesday & Saturday: Meet our African Pygmy Hedgehog, Sonic! Be prepared for a cuteness overload!
- Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday: Crocs Rock! Learn about some of the crocodilian species here at Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center. And…if you want to get closer to one of these incredible animals, hold them for a once-in-a-lifetime experience (additional fee required for holds).