Sanford – About Orlando https://aboutorlando.com Insider Tips for Orlando Florida Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:15:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Central Florida Zoo https://aboutorlando.com/central-florida-zoo/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:19:37 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=4921 Get back to nature and avoid theme park lines at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford Florida. The kids will love all the zoo has to offer.

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The Central Florida Zoo
3755 NW Hwy 17-92
Sanford, FL
407-323-4450

There is so much to see and do at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford FL. See more places to take kids in the Orlando area, visit AboutOrlando.com

There is more to see and do at the Central Florida Zoo than ever before!  A few of my favorites:

Prior to opening its doors as the Central Florida Zoo in 1975, the zoo has undergone a handful of name and location changes since it was first established as the Sanford Zoo in 1923. Currently situated in a 116 acre blackwater river floodplain swamp, a very important habitat along the St. John’s River, the Central Florida Zoo is dedicated to the environment and the animals.

Looking for a unique venue for your next gathering? The Zoo provides rental facilities for business functions, parties and even weddings.Unforgettable birthday parties for your child can be had at the Central Florida Zoo! The zoo offers a unique environment for children’s celebrations.

Yes, Monkeys love to eat fresh roses! Find out interesting facts about the animals at The Zoo. Check out the giant air plant, Tillandsia Utriculata, an endangered species, just one of 800 plant species sharing a home with the animals.

Special Exhibits You Won’t Want To Miss:

  • Alligator and Crocodile Exhibit
    Want to see some big teeth, long claws and threatening eyes? (And I don’t mean your teacher) Your Family should prey on the Alligator and Crocodile Exhibit with it’s glass viewing deck.
  • Spider Monkey Exhibit – A favorite among zoo goers!
    Although there is more to a monkey than a tail, the tail deserves applause. A Spider Monkey’s tail is sometimes longer than the body. It is muscular and tactile and is used as an extra hand. When swinging by the tail the hands are free to gather food. A one arm stride can swing a monkey up to forty feet.
  • Aldabra Tortoise Exhibit.
    The Aldabra tortoise is the second largest tortoises in the world! The life span of this tortoise is somewhere around 100 years. It is believed that tortoises are the longest lived of all animals.
Next Page: Camps, Volunteering, Education and Parties at the Zoo

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Sanford Senior Center https://aboutorlando.com/sanford-senior-center/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:28:13 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=4592 A great facility in Downtown Sanford with an abundance of activities including water aerobics and a billiards room. The Sanford Senior Center for active 55+.

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Sanford Senior Center in Seminole County offers water aerobics, table tennis and a billiards room in addition to a great selection of activities for seniors and those 55+.  Find Senior Resources @ AboutOrlando.com #AboutOrlando
Sanford Senior Center is located at 401 E. Seminole Blvd., Sanford.
A bustling senior center in Seminole County that is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. Check the Sanford Senior Center website for the updated event calendar or call 407-688-5129 for more information.
Places and Spaces:
One of the largest senior facilities in the Central Florida area, the Sanford Senior Center has an outdoor pool, a Billiards room and many rooms where you will find the abundance of daily and weekly activities taking place.
Invigorating Games:
Try your hand at Table Tennis, games are played twice a week. The Billiards room is open daily and an off-site Pickleball game is a fun way to spend a Wednesday morning. Water Aerobics is a cool way to stay fit when the summer temperatures start to heat up.
Hands On Activities:
Arts and Crafts every Monday and Zentangle Art-Drawing on Tuesday are a fun way to unlock your inner creative side.
Get Fit:
There are plenty of opportunities to get up and get moving, no matter what your fitness level is. Seniorcise is offered three times a week, Yoga on Wednesday and Line Dancing on both Wednesday and Friday mornings. The center also offers a 5 pm Health and Fitness class for those seniors that aren’t available during the day.
Entertainment:
With so many activities going on, the Monday Movies are a great way to sit back and relax during a free afternoon flick.
Bonus:
Located at one of Central Florida’s most picturesque spots on the shores of Lake Monroe near Downtown Sanford with lots of shopping and dining options nearby.

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