Do your children think education is boring? “It definitely does not have to be,” say, Allen and Patty Register, owners of Gatorama. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world. Gatorama is marking this occasion by hosting an “Alligator Hatching Festival” August 17th through Septemeber 2 at their animal park at 6180 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale, Florida.
“This is a great opportunity for parents to teach their children about one of nature’s fascinating life cycles,” says Allen Register. “For the next two weeks, we will welcome over five thousand alligators into the world at Gatorama. Guests will actually be able to see these little baby alligators wiggle out of the eggs.”
For guests that want a hands-on experience, a “Hatch and Hold” package is available. This package allows the guest to actually hold an egg and let the baby alligator hatch in their hands. “This isn’t a drive-through instant experience”. We are totally dependent on Mother Nature”, says Allen Register. Birthing babies takes time. If everyone is patient we usually can accommodate everyone by the end of the day. The gift shop still accepts credit cards or cash.