Sawgrass Recreation Park in Weston is a wildlife adventure park that features airboat rides, wildlife encounters and exhibits. Venture out in the the Everglades and get a taste of a true Florida experience. Learn about the Everglades ecosystem and even some history of The Everglades. See exotic native animals up close and watch an interpretive talk about the critters. In the Reptile Exhibit watch an alligator handler show the power of the gator or allow your little one to hold a baby alligator! Be sure to visit the iguanas, snakes and other reptiles or take in a scheduled Reptile Show. The Glades Exhibit features a short informative video about the Everglades and has several live animals to visit as well (tortoises, peacocks, potbellied pigs and more). Wildlife shows happen throughout the day and are run by a separate rescue group that features exotic mammals like the black leopard and Florida panther. Be sure to see that show and marvel at those graceful yet powerful animals!
Thinking about an Airboat Ride with Kids?
Any age child can enjoy an airboat ride. Please be forewarned that the boats are very noisy. Sawgrass will provide ear protection for everyone riding but for some more sensitive children, they may be bothered still by the noise. All children ages 6 and under must wear theprovided life jacket (optional for older guests). A ride on an airboat, is a safe and smooth ride. Children ages 3 and under are no chargeto bring along. With the parent swap program you can stay back with your infant and allow a partner to go. When they return, you can switch and go on the next boat!
Note: All airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the exhibit areas!