Published: Aug 19, 2011 1:07 PM EDT

PALMDALE, Fla.   It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world. Gatorama is marking this occasion by hosting an “Alligator Hatching Festival” August 20nd through August 31 at their animal park at 6180 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale, Florida.

There will be programs Monday through Saturday and four on Sundays.
Regular admission is $14.95. Children less than five feet are admitted for $6.95. For guests that want a hands-on experience,
a “Hatch and Hold” package is available. This package allows the guest to actually hold an egg and let the baby alligator hatch in their hands. The cost for this package is $10.00.

 For more information and directions, call (863) 675-0623 or visit