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Save the date for Give Day Tampa Bay on May 1st! Show your support for the Center for Great Apes by donating during the 24-hour online giving campaign! Help us reach our goal of $25,000 for the cost of care through our fiscal year for our three newest chimpanzee residents, Hannah, Kenzy, and Bentley.

Donate on our GDTB page here

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 Join us Wednesday, April 25th for Afternoon with the Apes from 1:00-3:00 PM

While the Center for Great Apes is not open to the public, we do offer tours under special circumstances and for educational purposes. Therefore, we are sure you will understand that all tours are subject to certain parameters.

The tour will run from 1:00-3:00 PM. Please arrive between 12:45-1:00 PM. Anyone who arrives after 1:15 PM will not be able to join this month’s tour and will have to reschedule. The donation cost is $25 per person. All visitors will be required to register prior to tour date and sign our Visitor Consent and Release form the day of the tour. Registration is limited to the first 25 people.

The tour will be a walking tour of about ¼ mile on shell-rock paths with limited sitting spaces. Be prepared to be in the Florida elements including sun, rain, bugs and other critters. Please wear comfortable clothes, hats, and walking shoes and bring your own bottled water. Please note that your scheduled visit may be canceled, rescheduled or interrupted at any time due to an emergency, staff availability, weather, routine care of the apes or other reasons deemed necessary.

To register for this upcoming tour or for more information, please call us at 863-767-8903 ext 224 or email Lauren at