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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 Educational Tours!

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 the 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 12 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 2020:

Friday, January 10th

Friday, January 24th - REGISTER NOW!  

Saturday, February 8th - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Friday, February 28th - REGISTER NOW!

Saturday, March 7th - REGISTER NOW!

Friday, April 10th

Saturday, April 25th

Friday, May 15th

Friday, June 1st

Friday, October 16th

Friday, November 6th

Saturday, November 21st

Friday, December 18th


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