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ZOObilee Puts the “Fun” in FUNdraiser At Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
September 10, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 26, 2011 - Jacksonville, Fl -
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces its sixth annual ZOObilee family FUNdraiser on September 10, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fun will be had by the entire family with the Great Lawn full of giant inflatables and carnival-style games with prizes. The Play Park Splash Ground will be open for those who want to enjoy some wet and wild fun. Entertainment will include The Greens band, Jax Jugglers, Dizzy Dolls, Cinotti’s cake walk and more. There will also be close encounters with the Zoo’s education animals, scheduled animal enrichment activities and guests can feed the giraffes and pet the stingrays.
Tasty samplings of signature dishes and desserts served by more than twenty of Jacksonville’s favorite family restaurants will tame the pallets of old and young alike. Kid and adult-friendly drinks are all included with the ticket price.
Families won’t want miss this exclusive and all-inclusive way to enjoy and support the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens at the same time! Ticket Pricing: Children - $25; Adults - $75. Family packs of five tickets are also available for $200. All proceeds go to the care and feeding of the animals at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. To learn more and purchase tickets please go to http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
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.