The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers educational, engaging, and interactive learning experiences for students of all ages. From biology and ecosystems to history and geography, there are a variety of ways our team can incorporate learning into your visit to the zoo.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is home to over 1,400 species of animals and 2,000 species of plants from around the world.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers self-guided tours which allow guests to attend keeper talks as well as guided tours and educational programs which maximize the resources available to you and your students while you are here.
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.
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. Contact us today to get started. Please note that reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
To schedule your field trip to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form and email it to email@example.com or fax it to 904.757.2444 at least two weeks prior to the requested date.
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 August 1, 2018. 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.
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.
Program options are available for PreK-12th grades.
Our picnic grove is located at the south end of zoo's main parking lot. We do not allow outside food or coolers in the zoo, so we recommend leaving the coolers on the bus until you are ready to eat. Please keep in mind that the area is open to the public and tables are available on a first come, first serve basis.
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: