One of the most exciting family-friendly attractions to see in Panama City Beach is ZooWorld. As one of the top-rated things to do on a Panama City Beach vacation, it always promises to be a blast for the entire family.
You will be able to see many different kinds of animals here, with unique interactions that you won’t find elsewhere. It’s also conveniently located just a few minutes from our Panama City Beach vacation rentals.
An interactive animal conservatory
ZooWorld prides itself on being an interactive and educational conservatory. Don’t be mistaken—this is no normal zoo. At ZooWorld you are able to get up close and personal with tons of fun, furry, and friendly creatures and endangered species.
ZooWorld sits on seven acres of land where you will see some of the most amazing animals on display. This Panama City Beach attraction allows you to interact with its many animals.
Love sloths? ZooWorld allows you to get up close with them, and you’re even allowed to pet them! Are you more adventurous and want to pet an alligator? Well, you can do that at ZooWorld too!
Or head out with your group on the giraffe feeding tower tour. This experience will bring you eye to eye with beautiful and super tall giraffes; with a chance to feed them crunchy lettuce leaves as well.
On top of all of that, you can also hold lemurs, feed tiny zoo babies, and even take a walk through the free flight aviary filled with hundreds of colorful and exotic birds.
Along with those up close encounters, you’ll also find tigers, prairie dogs, iguanas, a red tailed boa, lions, peacocks, gorillas and so much more! This spot is home to more than 200 creatures in total!
The great part about ZooWorld is that even though it has so many animals on display, and gives you the ability to get up close and personal with some of them, the main focus still remains on conservation of these beautiful creatures. This Panama City Beach attraction is also a non-profit wildlife conservatory.
The reason there are so many animal encounters is because zoo staff feel that this is the best way to educate visitors about the importance of keeping the animals safe. While you enjoy the experience of snuggling a lemur or petting a sloth, you will also learn about how the animals are affected by humans in the wild, and what small steps you can take to help keep them safe.
Located on Front Beach Road, this is definitely one of the places to see you should put on your to-visit list while exploring Panama City Beach. You will probably want to allot yourself at least 2 hours to see everything this attraction has to offer, but it’s easy to spend a whole day here.
ZooWorld is open every day, rain or shine, from 9:30 in the morning to 4 in the evening. Admission is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 2 years old to 12 years old, and $15.95 for seniors. Plus, children under two years old get in free, and there are military discounts available.
This really is one of the best places to see if you are visiting Panama City Beach for any reason, especially during a family vacation. The staff at ZooWorld tries to add new attractions at least once a year so there’s always unique and fun exhibits for you to see.
If you add this spot to your list of things to do in the area you won’t be disappointed. You and your family will come away from this experience with so many good stories and memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Book one of our comfortable Panama City Beach vacation rentals today which are located right down the street from ZooWorld!