Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo: Quiet Time for Kids on Autism Spectrum

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is becoming a sensory-inclusive certified zoo and will hold a special event for children on the autism spectrum Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. Quiet Time at the Zoo will include interactive sensory stations and quiet zones, animal encounters, keeper talks, training demonstrations and community resources for individuals on the autism spectrum. Domino’s Pizza will also have pizza and drinks available for purchase. The SF Teaching Zoo will provide noise-dampening headphones, comfort kits and zookeepers trained by staff at the University of Florida Center for Autism and Related Disabilities to support the needs of attendees.

For free admission to the SF Teaching Zoo, attendees need to register in advance at After completing the registration form, you will receive an email with tickets to the event.

To learn more about what you can expect during your visit, visit the SF Teaching Zoo website here, or view this video.

Quiet Time at the Zoo is presented by the new UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment and the UF Center for Autism and Related Disorders and sponsored by Kids Only Dental Place, Family Focus Eye Care and Grins and Giggles Pediatric Dentistry.

For additional information about Quiet Time at the Zoo, call the SF Teaching Zoo at (352) 395-5633.