Education

 

Welcome to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Education Department

The vision of the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden’s Education Department is to inspire everyone within our reach to take positive action to protect wildlife and wild places.

Our Mission is to:

  • Provide educational and entertaining programs;
  • Promote awareness and conservation of plants, animals and natural resources;
  • Employ a professional and knowledgeable staff;
  • And, deliver positive, memorable guest experiences.

In support of our mission, the Education Department develops implements and evaluates programs suitable for a variety of audiences. Every program features up-close and hands-on encounters with a collection of small animals in both formal and informal settings.

The PepsiCo Foundation Education Campus features four climate-controlled classrooms, large auditorium, and public restrooms located very close to the picnic area in the south parking area, conveniently located near bus parking.




Family Early Childhood Education


Group Early Childhood Education


After Dark Adventures


Onsite School Programs


Student Conservation Programs


Field Trips


Home School Programs


Zoo Camps


Zoo to You Outreach


Educator Resources


Scout Programs


Zoo Career Awareness Days


Guided Tours


Scavenger Hunts


W.I.L.D. Program