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$2 Admission Day at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Monday, June 13, 2011
June 10, 2011 - Jacksonville, Fl -
On Monday, June 13, 2011, guests can enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for only $2.00 per person for general admission. The Zoo is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets are sold until 4:00 p.m. The Zoo’s 4,000 square foot Splash Ground area at Play Park, air conditioned buildings, fans and cool treats offered at the various mobiles, restaurants and cafés will help keep guests cool throughout the day.
“The $2 Admission Day promotion is designed to be “budget friendly” so everyone can enjoy the Zoo,” said Tony Vecchio, executive director of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. “We are happy to provide a fun, educational and affordable escape for families during these economically challenging times.”
The Zoo encourages those who are coming to use sun screen, bring refillable water bottles and dress appropriately for the hot weather. Those bringing young children to play in the Splash Ground should bring water proof diaper covers.
Please note: $2 price is good for General Admission only, and is not valid with any other discount or offer, including Zoo Value Tickets. Train, carousel, and DinoAlive admissions are not included in this price.
For more than 96 years, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experience in a caring environment. Since its beginning in 1914, with an animal collection that consisted of only one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has become one of the top zoos in the nation. It now features more than 1,800 rare and exotic animals and over 1,000 unique plant species. Preservation of sustainable biodiversity is a key mission of the Zoo. The Zoo is a non-profit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is open year-round, seven-days-a-week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information, go to jacksonvillezoo.org.