The Kid on The Go - Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary/ Wray Museum

Contact Information
Opening Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please contact the place before visiting to confirm operating hours. Sometimes facilities close unexpectedly for any number of reasons.

Holiday/ Closings Etc.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
Closed early at 4pm Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve.
(Last ticket sold at 3pm.)
We are open New Years Day, January 1.

Features
Gardens, Nature, Wildlife, Trams/ Trains, Tours, Butterfly Exhibit, Arboretum, Sculpture Garden, Children's Garden
The Kid on The Go - Flamingo Gardens
The Kid on The Go - Flamingo Gardens
The Kid on The Go - Flamingo Gardens
The Kid on The Go - Flamingo Gardens
Detailed Information

Flamingo Gardens is a 60 acre Botanical Garden and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary.  It also includes the Wray Museum.

The Flamingo Gardens botanical gardens in Fort Lauderdale, (Davie) Florida, features over 3000 species of rare & exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. Flamingo Gardens wildlife sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife including alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock, and of course, flamingos!

 

 

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER SHOWS

Live presentations featuring several of Florida’s native wildlife, such as birds of prey, small mammals, and reptiles, with interesting facts about the species and their relationship to the environment. Shows are presented daily at 11:30, 1:30, and 2:30 weather permitting.

 

NARRATED TRAM TOURS

​Take a narrated tram ride through the back 46 acres consisting of a mitigated tropical rainforest, wetlands area, and a native hammock including some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida. The tour is fully narrated, lasting approximately 25 minutes, leaving every thirty minutes from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, seven days a week, weather permitting. (Every hour weekdays in August and September.)

Image: Pelican standing in a pond.

BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Wray Botanical Collection and Arboretum at Flamingo Gardens consists of 15 acres with over 3000 tropical and sub-topical plants and trees. The Arboretum is home to 18 “Champion” trees, the largest trees of their species as designated by the Florida Forest Service, including the largest single-trunk tree in the Florida. Specialty gardens include the Croton Garden, Butterfly Garden, Hummingbird Garden, Florida Wildflower Garden, Bromeliad Garden, and Children’s Garden.

EVERGLADES WILDLIFE SANCTAURY

The Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary at Flamingo Gardens provides residence to permanently injured and non-releasable birds and animals. It has the distinction of being the largest collection of Florida native wildlife in the State with over 85 native species including alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, eagles, peacocks and, of course flamingos. It also contains one of the largest free-flight aviaries in the country and one of the premiere River Otter breeding programs.

WRAY HOME MUSEUM

The centerpiece of the gardens is a natural hammock of 200 year-old Live Oak trees dripping with species orchids and epiphytes. Amid the trees is the historic Wray Home Museum, built in 1933 by Floyd L. and Jane Wray as a weekend retreat. It is the oldest residence in Broward County west of University Drive. The building was restored in 1991 to depict a typical South Florida country home of the 1930’s and is open to the public with guided tours from 10:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week.

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER SHOWS

Live presentations featuring several of Florida’s native wildlife, such as birds of prey, small mammals, and reptiles, with interesting facts about the species and their relationship to the environment. Shows are presented daily at 11:30, 1:30, and 2:30 weather permitting.

NARRATED TRAM TOURS

​Take a narrated tram ride through the back 46 acres consisting of a mitigated tropical rainforest, wetlands area, and a native hammock including some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida. The tour is fully narrated, lasting approximately 25 minutes, leaving every thirty minutes from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, seven days a week, weather permitting. (Every hour weekdays in August and September.)

 

Upcoming Events

july, 2021