You're invited to our celebration of Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, and World Oceans Day at Party for the Planet, presented by The Wild Things.
Take part in unique opportunities to appreciate Earth's biodiversity, enjoy family-friendly activities to learn about conservation and sustainability, and learn how you can take action to make a difference. Join our Facebook event for updates.
Party for the Planet is included with park admission but online tickets and Member reservations are required for all guests and must be made in advance.
Plan Your Visit
Drop off your old cell phones and tablets to be recycled and help save gorillas and their habitat.
Visit vendors selling sustainable goods and sharing Earth-friendly practices:
Learn about small choices you can make to help protect the planet and take a pledge to do your part every day.
Participate in the Party for the Planet Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win a Penguin Feeding for you and three guests!
There are seven locations throughout the Zoo where you can use your mobile device to answer a trivia question and learn about conservation efforts at the Zoo and around the world. For each answer you submit, you will earn one entry into the drawing. That means you can earn up to seven chances to win a penguin feeding for four!
Be sure to stop by the Wild Things table at Main Camp and check out our new Party Like A Penguin t-shirt. 100% of the proceeds go to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to support operations, programs, and conservation efforts.
These shirts were designed by a Wild Things member and printed by a local company, Stitches and Screens.
In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests we have made modifications to our operation in alignment with health recommendations.