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Education and Outreach

Want to Learn More on an Educational Tour?

We offer educational, group tours for both students and adults.

Student Tours: Group tours are available for students in 4th grade through senior year in high school (10 years old and up) for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. The donation cost is $10 per student or per adult chaperone. All tours of the sanctuary are by appointment only.

College Tours: Group tours are available for current college/university students for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. The donation cost is $15 per each attendee. All tours of the sanctuary are by appointment only.

Adult Tours: Group tours are available for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. The donation cost is $25 per person. All tours of the sanctuary are by appointment only.

Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and are held on Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays at either 10:30 AM or 12:30 PM. Call the main office for any questions or to schedule your tour.

Contact the main office at 863-767-8903 to schedule a group tour today.

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Join us for Afternoon with the Apes monthly at 12:30-2:30 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 12:30-2:30 PM. Please arrive between 12:15-12:30 PM. Anyone who arrives after 12:45 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. Participants must be at least 15 years old.

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.

Schedule 2019:

Friday, October 18th

Friday, November 1st

Friday, November 22nd

Friday, December 20th

Saturday, December 28th

*All Afternoon with the Apes Educational Tour dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

To register for any of the upcoming Afternoon with the Apes tours, please visit our online gift shop link here under "Education and Outreach Events". For more information, please call us at 863-767-8903 ext 224 or email our Donor Programs Coordinator, Lauren at

Want CGA to Come to You? 

We offer educational presentations for local community and school groups 4th grade and up through college.

  • Topics include: CGA History, CGA residents, and/or general primates facts (specific topics dependent on level, curriculum, and interest).
  • Presentations can last between 20 minutes and an hour (can be tailored to your own schedule)
  • Presentations can include: PowerPoint, artifacts, handouts, and/or activities
  • Under 75 attendees: $75
  • Over 75 attendees: $125

Aren't local? Don't worry! We can come to you virtually! 

Contact our main office for more information and donation cost. | 863-767-8903

NOTE: NO animals are brought to any presentation at any time for the safety of our staff and apes as well as the safety of presentation guests.