Homeschool Zoocademy at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a unique experience for homeschool students ages 5-15. Zoocademy covers a wide range of topics in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, and Conservation. Lessons, activities, and projects are developed for each age group -- ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15.
Students ages 5-12 will meet once a month for eight (8) months and will explore a different topic each month. Each class will include lessons, animal encounters, art projects, tours, and more. For full schedule, click here.
Students ages 13-15 will meet every other Saturday* for eight (8) sessions and will perform deeper studies of animal behavior and cognition. Homework and Zoo visits may be required in between class sessions. For full schedule, click here.
*Please note that there will be three weeks between sessions from November 16 to December 7 and two sessions in a row on December 7 and December 14.
For more information and FAQs about Homeschool Zoocademy, please read our Parent Handbook.
Zoo Members: $150/child for 8-part series
Non-Members: $175/child for 8-part series
*Registration NOW CLOSED
Due to high demand, new Tuesday AM sessions are now open for 5-6 and 7-8 age groups! To be placed on a wait list for any of our sold out classes, please send an email to email@example.com.
Enrollment is limited to home-schooled children ages 5-15. Children will be enrolled into the appropriate age class based on their age as of September 1, 2019. In accordance with Florida state law, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st to enroll.
Children are not denied enrollment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), or disability.
Date Change: A program date change must be made in writing by email or fax at least two weeks prior to the September start date. Date changes will incur a $25 rescheduling fee per student.
Cancellation: Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax at least two weeks prior to the September start date to qualify for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the September start date, nor are we able to refund for any days missed during the semester.
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