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!

Winter Camp

Registration Now Open!

Don’t let the post-holiday blues get to you! Instead, get ready to chill out by sending your kiddos to Winter Zoo Camp at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. While you sip cocoa at home, your campers will be seeing some of their favorite furry and feathery friends enjoying the cooler weather. They will also participate in hands-on activities and crafts which will enhance learning of each day’s topic: 

December 28: Snug Shelter
Every living thing needs shelter, but the form that shelter takes varies "wildly" from species to species.  Discover what it takes for our warm-weather-loving Florida animals to keep themselves safe from the elements on Day 1 of Winter Zoo Camp.

December 29: Magical Movement
Some animals move slowly, some are incredibly speedy, and some hardly move at all! Animal movement sometimes even changes through the seasons, and winter is often a time to slow down. Why do some animals take advantage of wintry weather to explore and play while everyone else sleeps? Attend Day 2 of Winter Zoo Camp and find out...

December 30: Communication Connection
Communication is important for all species, whether they are social or solitary. Animals use a wide variety of senses to let each other know where they are and what they’re doing, so come discover the mysteries of animal communication to wind up your Winter Zoo Camp experience!

Limited spots are available for grades K-1
st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th

Pick one day or sign up for all three and receive a discount! 

Camp Dates

Camp Hours

Extended Care

December 28
December 29
December 30

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:45 am - 8:45 am
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm



One Day

Three Days

Extended Care









Registration Links:

Member Registration

Non-Member Registration

Questions? Email feinsteina@jacksonvillezoo.org or call 904.757.4463 ext. 111.



Educational programs sponsored by CHASE. 

Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, 
the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.