At the Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue you can experience rescued tigers, alligators, bears, lemurs and much more up close and personal. We are an educational nonprofit organization, just one hour south of Miami.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour:

A private behind-the-scenes tour at the non-profit Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge offers the unique experience of feeding and interacting with fascinating animals. Watch the video to the right for more information.

The tours are ideal for families with children. The minimum age is one. Groups are limited to no more than 6. Tours are by appointment only, on any day, at 11 AM or 2 PM. They usually last an hour. The cost is $100 per person, regardless of age. Reserve your spot online!

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Our location

We’re less than an hour’s drive from Miami.

Everglades Outpost
Wildlife Rescue
35601 SW 192 Ave
Homestead, FL 33034
Phone: 305-247-8000


Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10 AM- 5 PM. Saturday and Sunday 10 am until 6 PM. Closed on Wednesday and Thursday.
(If Google shows different business hours please know that the above are the correct ones)

Membership fees

One-day membership: $15 (adults), $10 (children), 5 and under free.

Groups of more than 15 receive a free guided tour and wildlife show. Call ahead for appointment. Only available to full-paying adults and not for Groupon or other discount vouchers.

Family membership ($100): includes a one-time complimentary meet-and-greet tour (by appointment only), unlimited entrance to the park valid for a year (from date of purchase) for 2 adults and up to 4 children/grandchildren. Visitors who purchase the family membership have the option of purchasing up to 4 guest passes for an additional amount of $12.00 per guest pass.

Shows: Snakes (non-ven0mous), Alligator Feeding (call about show times)

Download an informational one-pager about the Outpost.

How it started:

Bob Freer and his wife Barbara created the Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue in 1991. The Outpost is where they live, together with their animals.

How it continues:

Today a new generation at the Everglades Outpost is  ready to carry on the legacy.

How do we differ from a zoo?

We take in hurt and injured wildlife, rehabilitate it, and release it back to the wild. Most of the animals at the Everglades Outpost have been confiscated from illegal, traumatic and abusive situations. We are different from a zoo in that we are a non-profit run by idealistic volunteers who love and want to help animals.

How do we Help animals?

Our rehabilitation facility provides medical care and treatment to sick and injured animals. Whenever possible, the animal is released to its natural habitat. The animals that cannot be returned to the wild are placed in suitable homes, or remain here under our care.

How can you help this effort?

We are a non-profit 501c(3) educational organization. We are all volunteers. We rely on friends like you to come here to experience the Everglades Outpost and help with tax-deductible donations, so we can take care of the animals, and continue to improve and expand our habitats for them.