Outdoor Explore! is a free family nature club hosted by Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens at local city parks. 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! All outings last from 10 am - 12 pm.
Giving your child the opportunity to play outside is a precious gift with many positive benefits. Nature play helps kids to build resilience; be observant and focus attention; boost academic performance; enhance creativity, critical thinking and problem solving; develop the use of senses, self-control, social skills and respect for all living things; discover and understand feelings; and practice risk taking and risk assessment.
See you in September!
Outdoor Explore! will resume in September 2023. Check back in August for a complete Fall 2023 park schedule.
The Green Spectacle
The Outdoor Explore! program is led by our very own Green Spectacle! The Green Spectacle is a facilitator of nature play and an expert in local wild places. This elusive figure only emerges for our our Outdoor Explore! families at city parks around Jacksonville. The Green Spectacle is happy to share his wealth of knowledge and sense of adventure with your family.
Questions? Contact the Green Spectacle directly below!