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Story Time!

Help promote early childhood literacy, healthy minds and bodies, and artistic imagination by joining us on the first Sunday of each month for Story Time near the Banyan Tree. This months story: Special Story Time (Father’s Day) - Gator Dad by Brian Lies! (Click to read more).
June 16th, 2024
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Special Event

American Orchid Society Judging

Monthly orchid judging takes place at Flamingo Gardens on the fourth Saturday of each month (Third Saturday in November and December) in the Mary N. Porter Learning Center. The public is invited to observe the judging process. (Click to read more)
June 22nd, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Special Event

Dinos After Dark

Whether a family outing or a cozy date-night, bring your flashlights and tour the outdoor exhibit Dinosaurs Around the World at dusk! See and hear 13 realistic dinos come to life in a completely different light.
June 28th, July 26th & August 23rd, 2024
8:30 PM
Special Event

Buddy’s Turning 6 Years Old!

It’s 4th of July and Buddy’s Turning 6! Buddy is the Florida Panther in residence at Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Come and sign Buddy’s birthday card, watch him open his gifts and eat his “cake.”
4th of July, 2024
9:30am - 5:00pm
Special Event

Dinosaurs Weekend

Flamingo Gardens presents Dinosaurs Weekend at Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors, a captivating outdoor exhibit featuring 13 animatronic dinosaurs that come to life with incredibly realistic sound and lifelike movements!
July 13th & 14th, 2024
9:30am - 4:30pm
Special Event

James is Turning 6 Years Old!

Join the flock; Come dressed in your Flamingo Best to celebrate James’ 6th Birthday. James is an American Caribbean Flamingo, born, hatched, and raised at Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary in Davie. James would like you to party with him on Sunday, August 4th.
August 4th, 2024
James’ Birthday Party at beginning Promptly at Noon!
Special Event

Back To School Weekend

Flamingo Gardens presents Back to School Weekend with Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors, a captivating outdoor exhibit featuring 13 animatronic dinosaurs that come to life with incredibly realistic sound and lifelike movements.
August 10th & 11th, 202
9:30am - 4:30pm


Regular Schedule

  • Open Daily 9:30am
  • Last Entry at 4:00pm.
  • The Gardens Closes at 5:00pm

Holiday Schedule

  • Closed Thanksgiving
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • 4pm Close Christmas Eve
  • 4pm Close New Year’s Eve
  • Open New Year’s Day – January 1


Dinosaurs Among Us: May 25th – Spet 2nd, 2024


11:30, 1:30, and 3:30 – weather permitting


11:00 Panther, 2:00 Flamingos, and 2:30 Otters – weather permitting


Self-guided Tours from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


11:00, 11:30, Noon, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00. (Hourly, on the hour, weekdays during August and September)


March 30 & 31, 2024
42nd International Orchid & Bromeliad Show
March 30 & 31, 2024
April 13 & 14, 2024
Exotic Plant Festival & Bonsai Show
April 13 & 14, 2024
May 25, 26 & 27, 2024
Opening Weekend: Dinosaurs Around the World
May 25, 26 & 27, 2024
June 15 & 6, 2024
Featured Creatures Weekend
June 15 & 6, 2024
July 4, 2024
Buddy the Panther’s Birthday Celebration
July 4, 2024
August 4, 2024
James the Flamingo’s Fabulous Birthday Festivities
August 4, 2024
July 13 & 14, 2024
Dinosaur Weekend
July 13 & 14, 2024
August 10 & 11, 2024
Back To School Weekend
August 10 & 11, 2024
August 31, September 1 & 2, 2024
Closing Weekend: Dinosaurs Around the World
August 31, September 1 & 2, 2024
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2024
Harvest Festival
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2024
November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024
Concerts in the Garden
November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024
December 13 – 23, 26 – 30, 2024
Garden of Lights (5-10p)
December 13 – 23, 26 – 30, 2024

It is the policy of Flamingo Gardens to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects and to make every reasonable effort to ensure that the facilities and programs are accessible to all guests. For the health and well-being of the animals in our wildlife sanctuary, Flamingo Gardens generally prohibits all pets from entering, although exceptions are made for trained service animals.

Definition of Service Animal
A “service animal” is defined by the ADA as any dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks directly related to an individual’s disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. In accordance with the ADA regulations, only trained service animals are permitted on grounds. Pets, exotic species, therapy or emotional-support animals are not permitted. The service dog must be fully trained; animals-in-training will not be permitted into the gardens. Emotional support animals are not service animals.

Admission Procedures
Guests with service animals are encouraged to call ahead and alert our staff of their arrival at (954) 473-2955. Guests with service animals must check in at the Ticket Booth upon arrival. In order to determine if a dog is a service animal, Flamingo Gardens Staff may ask any of the following questions:

• Is the animal a trained service animal?

• What work or task has the animal been trained to perform for the individual

• Staff may not inquire about or discuss the guest’s disability or ask for any form of certification for the animal.

General Guidelines
Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the device interferes with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls, and must be able to demonstrate that control to staff. The care and supervision of a service animals is solely the responsibility of the owner.

Restricted Areas
Flamingo Gardens retains the right to restrict service animals from the Aviary. Our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is responsible for the health and well-being of a vast collection of permanently injured and, in many cases, threatened and endangered species of animals. Because we are subject to stringent regulations by the Animal Welfare Act, administered by the US Department of Agriculture, service animals may be restricted from the open-air exhibits like the Aviary where sanctuary animals have direct interaction with guests. Direct exposure to and the presence of a dog may likely cause undue stress and agitation to the injured birds within the Aviary.

In its FAQ memo, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division states: At a zoo, service animals can be restricted from areas where the animals on display are the natural prey or natural predators of dogs, where the presence of a dog would be disruptive, causing the displayed animals to behave aggressively or become agitated. (

Flamingo Gardens also retains the right to restrict a service animal if it displays aggressive behavior or poses a direct threat to the health and safety of our other guests or our wildlife.

In the event that a service animal’s presence is demonstrated (through prior or current displays of agitation) to cause sanctuary animals in that area undue stress or anxiety, or present the potential for injury, we reserve the right to designate such areas as restricted or sensitive and request that guests observe extra caution with service animals in these areas. Sensitive areas may be designated as a result of new births or hatchlings, nesting, or breeding behaviors in progress, or new animals in an exhibit.

Flamingo Garden’s staff will notify visitors which areas may be restricted or sensitive for service animals upon entry. If a guest wishes to visit an area restricted to service animals, Flamingo Gardens will happily arrange for animal care staff to stay with the service animal while the guest visits the restricted area.

Guest Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the guests include:

• To care for and supervise the service animal at all times.

• To maintain control of the service animal at all times.

• To comply with all applicable laws and regulations including vaccinations, licensure, animal health, and leash laws.

• To immediately clean up any and all waste from the service animal.

• To refrain from taking the service animal into restricted areas.

• To use extra care and caution approaching sensitive areas with the service animal.

• To remove the service animal from any site or situation when a conflict or potential
conflict may occur. This includes roaming birds and animals (ducks, ibis, peacocks, iguanas, raccoons, etc.) or if sanctuary animals appear distressed or agitated by the sight, sound, or scent of the service animal.