Family Early Childhood
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers educational programs for families to provide opportunities for parents, grandparents, and children to learn more about wildlife, nature, and the importance of conservation. From workshops to animal encounters, family education programs are both fun and informative.
Homeschool Zoocademy at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is offered for students ages 5-12 and covers a wide range of topics in biology, zoology, environmental science, and conservation, and more.
Summer Zoo Camp registration now open!
Family Wild Walks! Guided Zoo Tours
During the day, enjoy a tour of our Zoo and Gardens, with one of our knowledgeable Education Guides and have your family group led on a private expereince filled with fun facts and animal stories.
Outdoor Explore! is the Jacksonville Zoo’s free family nature club. Each month we meet in a different location to explore the green spaces around our city and interact with the natural world. Outdoor Explore! is intended for children in 2nd-5th grade and their siblings of all ages!