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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Hosts Kohl’s Family Water Safety Fair
May 12, 2012
May 10, 2012 - Jacksonville, Fl -
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is hosting the Kohl’s Family Water Safety Fair at the Zoo’s Splash Ground on Saturday, May 12th, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. brought to you by Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Both kids and parents will enjoy interactive water safety exhibits, games, prizes, a DJ, and a visit from animal characters. Guests can cool off in the Zoo’s 4,000 square foot Splash Ground! There will also be a “Safer Three” presentation and a prize drawing, hosted by special guest Channel 4 anchor, Jennifer Waugh, at the Kohl’s Gear Up 4 Safety tent. This event is free with general admission into the Zoo.
For nearly a century, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection that consisted of one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants. It has won national acclaim for its South American Range of the Jaguar exhibit and has the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is open year-round, seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas day, and is located on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org.