“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.”
- Rachel Carson
Whether you are a classroom teacher, homeschooling parent, or museum or park service educator, the Jacksonville Zoo’s curriculum workshops are geared to help you engage students in a natural setting. JZG staff are certified in multiple nationally acclaimed curriculums.
Join us at the Educator Open House! JZG Education staff and the staff from other local science and cultural organizations will provide details on field trips, outreach programs, STEAM professional development workshops, and other resources for teachers.
Bring your family and enjoy a day at the Zoo designed just for you. Spend time interacting with Zoo Educators at activity stations where families can engage in fun, science-based, conservation exploration and meet some of our Animal Ambassadors!
Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter for teachers in Jacksonville and beyond to bring the Zoo to your classroom! Our email newsletter for educators includes animal spotlights, lesson plan and curriculum ideas, information on upcoming events at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and more. If you would like to be placed on our email list, fill out the form below.
Educators can receive a 10% discount off a Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens membership with a valid school ID.
Proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of purchase at our membership office located at the main entrance of the zoo. This discount is not available online.