Open House 2019

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(for a printable flyer, click here)

Sat & Sun, September 28-29, 2016
Admission Times: 10 AM to 4 PM
(gates close at 5 PM)

Admission Information
$10 for Adults
FREE for Military, Police, Fire and First Responders with Valid ID

$5 for Kids (ages 4-14)
FREE Children 3yrs and under

We will be accepting credit cards, but cash would be appreciated. (It will also help our ticket lines move much more quickly). Pre-purchase is not available.

Event Information

Chupacabra the Capuchin MonkeyThe CARE Foundation is a not-for-profit exotic animal rescue and wildlife education facility providing homes for over 200 animals in Apopka. Normally, we only offer private tours so this OPEN HOUSE is a great opportunity to see our facility and learn about our animals.

We will have volunteers available to answer questions about our animals. There will be food trucks, raffles and some limited animal feeding opportunities. (Food will be provided — no outside food, please.)

Facility Access

Our 10-acre facility is partially paved, but there are natural pathways to some of our animal enclosures that may be inaccessible to wheelchairs and electric scooters. To visit all of our animals, please be prepared to do a fair amount of walking and allow a minimum of two hours of time.


Parking for the Open House will be at the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival grounds.

Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival Grounds

4253 Ponkan Road
Zellwood, FL 32798

The grounds are less than a half mile from our gate. Shuttles will be running to and from the parking area beginning 15 minutes before our gates open and 15 minutes after they close. Disabled parking closer to our main gate will be available for those with valid parking permits.

Here is a printable map of our facility.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.