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Zoo Camps

When school’s out, Zoo Camp is IN!  Nowhere else on the First Coast can your child spend all week nose-to-nose with an elephant, toe-to-toe with a flamingo, neck-to-neck with a giraffe, eye-to-eye with an anaconda or shoulder-to-shoulder with a gorilla!  All of our programs include Zoo tours, activities & games, crafts and hands-on encounters with animals everyday.  Members of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens receive discounts on Education Programs and FREE admission every time they visit. Become a Member today and take advantage of the discount right away!


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Spooktacular Science Camp
Have you ever wondered about things that go bump in the night? Are you curious about creepy and crawly creatures? Join us as we celebrate the opening of Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with an all new Spooktacular Science Camp on Saturday, October 18th! We’ll explore the darker side of the Zoo as we learn more about some of our favorite spooky animals including bats, owls and spiders. Campers will also learn about the science behind some of our favorite Halloween traditions.  Our day at camp will include trips behind the scenes, animal encounters, a take home craft, spooky science activities and more!

Camp details:
- Spooktacular Science camp is open to scientists ages 7-9
- Saturday, October 18th, 9 am- 3 pm (check-in starts at 8:50 at the Education Campus)
- Pricing: $45- members, $50- non-members
Registration for Spooktacular Science Camp is now closed!.


This year Winter Camp will take place on December 19th and January 2nd.
Winter Camp is available to children ages 5-12 and will run on December 19th and January 2nd.  Regular camp hours are 9am-3pm with extended care available from 8am-9am and 3pm-5pm.  Campers can sign up for either one or both dates.  Each day at camp will include trips inside the Zoo, behind the scenes excursions, hands-on animal encounters, activities and a take-home craft. 

Registration will open in early November. Check back for more details soon!


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