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School is Out for the Summer! Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Celebrates with $2.00 Admission Day!
June 11, 2012
June 07, 2012 - Jacksonville, Fl -
On Monday, June 11, 2012, 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 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Tickets will be 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.
“We recognize that, especially in these hard economic times, not everyone can afford regular Zoo admission,” said Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens executive director Tony Vecchio. “We are offering this special day in the hope that everyone in our community will have the opportunity to visit Jacksonville’s number one cultural attraction.”
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: $2.00 price is good for General Admission only, and is not valid with any other discount or offer, including Zoo Value Tickets. A coupon is not required. Train, carousel, Butterfly Hollow, 4-D Experience Ride and Stingray Bay admissions are not included in this price and may be purchased separately.
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.