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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Hosts Water Safety Fair

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 14, 2014 - Jacksonville, Fl -

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is hosting its annual water safety fair at the Zoo’s Splash Ground Saturday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., brought to you by Safe Kids Northeast Florida and led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Both kids and parents will enjoy interactive water safety exhibits, games, prizes, a DJ, and a visit from JaZoo. Guests can also cool off in the Zoo’s 4,000 square foot Splash Ground. There will also be a presentation and prize drawing hosted by special guest Mayor Alvin Brown at 12:30 p.m.  This event is free with general admission into the Zoo. 


About Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
For 100 years, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has aimed to inspire the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection of one red deer fawn, the Zoo now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants, boasting the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information, visit http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org.