All VIP Tours require reservations made 3 days in advance, minimum.


VIP EXPERIENCE TOUR.................$135.00 per person
Enjoy Flamingo Gardens with this private guided tour experience. Private four hour tour with your own guide, with Wetlands visit and behind the scenes look at the Black Bear and Florida Panther habitat. Tour includes Narrated Tram Tour, Wildlife Encounter Show, guided tour of historic Wray Home Museum, and lunch at the Flamingo Cafe. Also includes beverage breaks and $25 Gift Certificate  at the Gift Shop. Maximum 5 people.


VIP GARDEN TOUR................$230.00 (groups of 1-5)

A 75 minute golf cart tour for 1-5 people with the Director of Horticulture. 



ANIMAL EXPERIENCES

Meet Josh the Bear........................$40.00 per person*

Come along on a VIP tour with one of our trained Animal Care Staff for an informative encounter with Josh the Bear! You will be taken behind the scenes to meet the world famous Black Bear, Josh. Learn about Black Bears, their place in the Florida ecosystem, and how Josh came to live at Flamingo Gardens. You will also have the opportunity to hand feed Josh. Not available for children under 8 years of age.


Animal Experience Tours will be at 1:00 and must be booked at least 3 days in advance. *Price is in addition to admission. Admission tickets must be purchased separately.


  • All opportunities to meet Josh and feed him will depend fully on his cooperation.
  • You will be required to sign an agreement that will include proper procedures, etiquette, and all rules that apply to the encounter.
  • All participants are required to wear close-toed shoes and will have to disinfect shoes by stepping in a half inch deep shoe bath before entering the back area.
  • Program will occur rain or shine.  The Zoo reserves the right to reschedule the experience due to weather.
  • You must check in at the front gate 30 minutes prior to the start time of your experience.  The behind the scenes nature of this experience makes a late start not possible.
  • Cancellations must be made 24-hours in advance of sched-uled experience date to receive full refund. We will do our best to reschedule your trip, or you may receive a credit to-ward a future visit. Please note that no shows the day of your scheduled visit will forfeit all payments.


VIP Tours may be purchased online:

VIP EXPERIENCES

Group TOURS

Open 9:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Sunday    954.473.2955

Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary





GROUP TOURS (15 or more)

$15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.

Price includes admission, Wildlife Encounter Show, and Narrated Tram Tour.


Guided Tours available upon request.


GROUP TOUR with LUNCH (15 or more)
$24.95 per adult and $18.95 children.*
Price includes admission, guided tour of gardens, Wildlife Encounter Show, Narrated Tram Tour plus fresh sandwich, cookie and cold beverage. 
*Deposit of $9.95 per person required. 48-hour cancellation policy.

Alternate menu or buffet lunch also available. Call for pricing. 


Group Tours require advance reservations and a single payment. For more information and reservations call 954-473-2955 x124 or email groups@flamingogardens.org

Prices subject to change without notice