Welcome to the Wild

Emerald Coast Zoo


Come for a Visit

Animal Encounters

Feed a Lemur

Feed a Lemur

Meet and feed some of the amazing primates that make the island of Madagascar one of earth's richest and most dynamic ecosystems. Call (850) 682-3949 to make a reservation.

Pet a Sloth

Pet a Sloth

Have you ever wondered how it would feel to hang around with a sloth? Slow down your day by feeding and petting our sloth. Don't forget your camer. Call (850) 682-3949 to make a reservation.

Train a Lion

Train a Lion

Experience the thrill of being close to a lion. Under the watchful eye of one of the zoo keepers you'll help with a training session. Call (850) 682-3949 to make a reservation.


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Plan Your Event

Birthday Parties at Emerald Coast Zoo

Birthday Parties

Host a birthday party at Emerald Coast Zoo! We offer a great party package to make your child’s day special and memorable with an animal encouner, feed bags for the petting zoo, and reserved tables in our shaded oak grove or covered pavilion. To make a reservation, please email info@emeraldcoastzoo.com or call (850) 682-3949.

Field Trip at Emerald Coast Zoo

Field Trips

Welcome to our outdoor classroom. Book your trip any time of year.
• Minimum of 15 students-$5.00 each
• Teachers and bus drivers enter free of charge
• Chaperones and siblings-$5.00 each
• Self-guided tour with animal info on zoo animals

Reserve Emerald Coast Zoo

Reserve the Park

Host your corporate event, company picnic, wedding reception and more here at Emerald Coast Zoo in the evening. Bring in your own food or have it catered. Please call for pricing or to book your event (850) 682-3949.

about us

Its a WILD World

In late 2017 the de Ridder family moved from Cocoa Beach, FL to Crestview with their belongs packed inside a camper they now call home. "We bought a zoo!" They are committed to the making the zoo an amazing experience for all who come.


de Ridder Family

Contact Us

Emerald Coast Zoo
5262 Deer Springs Dr
Crestview, Florida 32539