2017 HATCHING FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 - SEPTEMBER 4
It's our 13th year, and in honor of over a decade of bringing this unique experience to the public, we're going bigger and better than ever. The Hatching Festival is our big unveiling! We have been hard at work to bring you new Gatorventures, and it's an experience you need to see!
We didn't stop there. Our new website launched providing an improved online shopping experience in a mobile and tablet friendly environment. We moved to Online Reservations for our Hatching Festival and built another website dedicated to "Everything Hatching" to keep everyone up to date on our Annual Festival.
Our Wildlife Boardwalk weaves through a prehistoric backdrop. Along the way are interpretive signs, complete with stories and fun facts about your favorite Gatorama animals. Bring your binoculars and take in the beauty of Florida's Birds as they hunt from high in the canopy or test your Gator and Crocodile IQ to see how many species you can identify.
Gatorama is the permanent home to a variety of Wildlife Species including: The Florida Panther, Macaws, Peafowls, Bobcats, Kinkajou's and more! Help us welcome the newest members of the Wildlife Boardwalk, and submit your name suggestions! Don't forget to ask the front desk about our FAST HANDS, NO HANDS GUEST FEEDING EXPERIENCE and join us for this unique encounter.
Take in our Historic Big Gator and Croc Feeding Show featuring some of the largest Crocodiles and Alligators in Florida. Listen to their distinctive 'jaw pop' and get ready to take some amazing photos of these animals displaying natural feeding behaviors.
After you've toured our corner of the Glades, you may feel like you're ready to get your hands dirty. We have exclusive Gatorventures available such as: Uncle Waders Catch A Gator Pond where you'll get to jump right in with our juvenile Gators and learn how to catch them with your bare hands. Step it up a notch and test your nerve as you sit on the back of an Alligator in our Gator Back Photo Opp. Have your friends take a photo for bragging rights back home.
Are you looking for fewer 'teeth' in your Gatorama experience? Join us at The Big Bone Fossil Dig where you'll take on the role of a Paleontologist and excavate a real Alligator skeleton. Work to reassemble your specimen in our fully operational Field Station and take home a souvenir of your hard work!
Wrap up your visit with a good time at our Fishin' Hole, and take in nature. We supply the rig, you supply the memories.