FIREBALL RUN comes to the Zoo!



FIREBALL RUN comes to the Zoo!
3755 NW Hwy 17-92
Sanford, FL
October 2015
Welcome to the ZOO eNews!
There’s always something new at the ZOO!
It’s an exciting time at the ZOO...come out and join us! There are
lots of great events and activities going on, so bring out the family!
It’s the last week to vote for the Central Florida Zoo as your family’s favorite Outdoor Play,
Summer Camp, Birthday Party Location and/or Family Educational Activity in the Sanford area ...
It’s easy to vote, just go to:
The Zoo is participating in a contest each Sunday for the next three weeks! With three Sunday
contests already completed the Zoo needs your help. This weekend the showdown will be held at
Flanagan’s Sports Pub from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Zoo and one other nonprofit will be on hand, along with Dickerman and the Shot Doctor
from 101.1 WJRR and 740 The Game. Dickerman will be representing the Zoo while the Shot
Doctor will represent the Zoo’s competitor, Keep Seminole Beautiful.
Flanagan’s Sports Pub is located at 5665 Red Bug Lake Rd,
Winter Springs, FL 32708. Families are welcome to come.
Guests will vote on which nonprofit they would like to win the contest. Anyone who visits
Flanagan’s Sports Pub during those two hours will get at least one vote. The winning nonprofit
will receive a value schedule on iHeartMedia, and guests have a chance to win other great prizes!
Please visit Flanagan’s Sports Pub this Sunday, October 4, 2015 starting at 3:00 p.m. and vote for
the Zoo! And don’t forget to check the Zoo’s website at for upcoming
Sunday Showdown dates and locations!
FIREBALL RUN comes to the Zoo!
FIREBALL RUN is a streaming TV series and live event. Each year, teams compete in an 8 day,
2,000 mile life-sized trivia game, stopping at destination points to solve clues and accomplish
tasks. The series aides Child Rescue Network; a nonprofit that works to recover missing children.
40 driving teams compete for fun, excitement, and a plastic road sign. The 2015 theme is SPACE
RACE. The race starts in Hartford, CT, and ends on the space coast, with Sanford as one of 7 stops.
Notable participants include US Astronaut Jon McBride and international astronauts from 3 other
countries, and Sanford’s mayor, Jeff Triplett, will also be competing this year.
While in Sanford, the teams will complete one of their challenges at the Central Florida Zoo on
Oct. 2, 2015! The season will air in 2016, visit to learn more about this epic
adventure! To learn more about the Sanford team, with Sanford mayor Jeff Triplett,
Homeschool ZOOventure Programs*
Registration now available!
Sprouts & Seedlings Nature Play Programs*
For children ages 2-5. Classes are available year round.
Every Wednesday in October & November
Storytime at the Zoo
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
This program is free and is presented by the Orange County
Library System at the Rainforest Pavilion.
For more information, including price, dates, times,
and registration, visit
or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123
or email [email protected]
*Additional cost applies and registration is required.
October 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Zoo’s annual Halloween event is a safe, fun, and not-too-scary
event for young and old alike; complete with a daily costume contest,
treat stations, entertainment, and other fun activities. Family friendly
costumes are welcome. If you forgot your costume, not a problem, our face painter can help you
fit right in. Use your creativity and play in the sandbox with Creations from the Sand. Learn about
the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals.
Musical Storytime daily with Mr. Richard.
Special book reading of The Skeleton in the Closet - A Halloween Tradition with local author
Chad Shea.
This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.
For more information, please call 407.323.4450. For sponsorship opportunities, please call
407.323.4450 ext. 128.
Costume Contest: 1:00 p.m. each day
NEW Age Groups!
aAnimal themed costumes - 5 years and under
aAnimal themed costumes - 6 to 12 year olds
aNon-animal themed costumes - 5 years and under
aNon-animal themed costumes - 6 to 12 year olds
aGroup costumes - all ages
November 12
NEW! Central Florida Zoo Speaker Series
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Eastern Indigo Snake Conservation Initiative
Meet Fred Antonio, Director of the Central Florida
Zoo’s Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, as
we begin an exciting new speaker series at the
Zoo! Learn about the important conservation
projects taking place at OCIC that are helping to
support and protect Florida wildlife. This program
is free for everyone, but donations are welcome.
Registration is required by November 6, 2015.
Call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email
[email protected] Must be 18
years or older.
If you could be any kind of animal, which
would you choose?
(b) Arboreal; or
(c) All of the above!
Try nightlife in the trees with ZOOm Air’s Moon ZOOm special.
Friday, Oct. 23 or Saturday, Oct. 24, “fly” through the night at a discounted price, with no
minimum number required for your reservation. These special nighttime aerial adventures
begin at 6:30 p.m., finish by 9:30 p.m., and are available for only $50 per person, plus sales
tax. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 407.330.0767 for details and to reserve
your adventure.
Let Us Know!
How was your last visit to the Zoo?
Please go to and give us your feedback!
All events and times are subject to change without notice.
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3755 NW Hwy 17-92 Sanford, FL
407.323.4450 | [email protected]