The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers educational, engaging, and interactive learning experiences for students of all ages! Come to the Zoo for a self-guided field trip, or add an education program or guided tour to maximize the experience for your students while you are here. From biology and ecosystems to history and geography, there are a variety of ways our team can incorporate learning into your Zoo visit.
Nearly 50% of our annual field trips occur during March, April, and May. Our programming schedule fills to capacity during this time. To avoid the reservation rush, make your reservation as soon as possible.
Yes, we do, but in order to receive these discounted rates, teachers must collect payment in advance and make one payment at the front gate with a school check or credit card. Individuals who pay separately will be charged the full admission rates. If your group is tax exempt, please bring a copy of the tax exempt form on the day of the trip.
The following prices are effective as of March 1, 2020. Prices are subject to change.
This rate is available Monday - Friday for groups of 15 or more during the school year. One chaperone per 10 children is required.
Program options are available for PreK-12th grades.
This rate is available for groups of 15 or more paid guests during the summer months and on weekends. One adult chaperone per 10 children is required.
The following prices are effective as of August 1, 2018. Prices are subject to change.
Our picnic garden is currently located inside of the Zoo, just around the corner from our Mombasa Gift shop. Please keep in mind that the area is open to the public and tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. You are allowed to bring in coolers and outside food into this area only.
Depending on availability and your group size, bagged lunches can be reserved Monday-Friday for 11:00, 11:45, 12:00, or 12:30. All lunch orders must be turned in the Monday of the week before your trip date. Must be reserved at the time the field trip reservation is made. Subject to availability. Lunches include:
Are you a teacher or education program coordinator? Contact us today to plan your field trip to the Jacksonville Zoo! Let us know what your students are currently learning about. We can help create tailored field trips that incorporate past, present, and upcoming lesson plans into your visit.
To schedule your field trip to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form below two weeks prior to the requested date. Please fill out the following information in its entirety. Your reservation can not be processed without completed information.
We ask that before scheduling, your dates are confirmed and approved by your organization and any transportation departments that you might be using.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.