Frequently Asked Questions
1.How many chaperones will I need?
Gatorama requires a 1:10 ratio of adults to students; therefore your group receives one complimentary adult admission for every ten paid student admissions. Additional adults are $12.95 and do not pay for the presentation. All adults must pay with the group and will be charged the regular daily admission ($14.95) if they arrive on the day of the field trip with no admission sticker.
2. Can we feed the alligators?
Of course. We sell packages of bread for $1.00 and recommend one package per 2-3 students. These can be bought the day of the field trip or pre-ordered. However, for the safety of our animals we do not allow any outside food into the park.
3. Do you have a gift shop?
Yes, students and chaperones are welcome to shop in our gift shop. However, due to the small size of our gift shop, we have a strict policy of only one chaperoned group in the shop at a time. This means that only 10 students with at least one adult may be in the gift shop at any one time. We also ask that chaperones take the responsibility of helping young shoppers make wise purchase choices. Students don't often realize that there is sales tax added to each purchase.
4. Can chaperones bring other family members?
Other family members are welcome. They must pay the appropriate rate plus the educational program rate if your group chooses that. Also, to receive the field trip rate, they must prepay. If they show up on the day of the fieldtrip to Gatorama with no admission sticker they will be charged the daily admission rate plus the educational program rate.
5. How long can we spend at Gatorama?
A typical field trip at Gatorama looks like this:
- Arrive 10:00AM
- Presentation 10:15AM
- Self-guided tour 10:45AM
- Feeding Show 11:30AM
- Lunch 11:45AM
- Depart 12:30PM
Your group may stay longer if you choose to. You may also want to schedule some shopping time if you would like.
Also groups of 30 or more will be split into two groups for the presentation and should arrive at 9:00 instead of 10:00. This schedule is just a recommendation, the only things that are set times are the Ed Presentation and the Feeding Show.
6. We want to bring our whole grade level can you accommodate us?
Gatorama can easily accommodate groups up to 60 students in one day. If your group has more than that we ask that you break your group up into smaller groups and come on separate days. This provides a better experience for the teacher and the students.