June 12th - Zoo Sleuths *Sold Out*
A mysterious crime has happened at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! Do you have the detective skills to become a part of our elite crew of Zoo sleuths? Through investigation and discovery, we will examine the crime scene, uncover clues, and find out “whodunnit.” Help bring order back to the Zoo!
July 17th - Flutter and Fly *Limited Availability*
Calling all butterfly lovers! Earn your Wings Over Florida butterfly certificate and become a butterfly expert in this all about butterflies’ workshop! Join us as we discover, identify, and count various butterfly species we find right here in our Zoo. A butterfly themed activity and craft will round out this high-flying day of fun!
August 21st - Sounds of Music *Sold Out*
Come explore music with the sounds of the Zoo! You may have heard our lion roar, but have you heard our warthogs chant or our southern screamers well, scream? Not only will we hear our animal friends, but they’ll hear us too. As we walk through the Zoo, we’ll be joined by a musician who will play music for our animals! We’ll discover how animals react to different types of music, meet some of our musical animal ambassadors, and make an instrument for you to play your own music around the Zoo and at home!
*Topics and dates subject to change.
Each fee below covers one child and one adult per class.
$30 for 1 adult/child pair
$5 per additional child or adult in family
$45 for 1 adult/child pair
$8 per additional child or adult in family
In compliance with CDC guidelines we are limiting capacity and adhering to physical distancing guidelines. We are also requiring that all workshop participants adhere to the following safety procedures:
By enrolling in our programming, you authorize any emergency medical treatment and allow the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to use your and/or your childs image for promotional and news purposes.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Early Childhood programs, we do keep waiting lists when classes fill. If a desired program is not visible on the registration site, please assume that the date is filled to capacity. To be added to the wait list of an Early Childhood program, contact the Education department directly by email or call 904-757-4463, ext. 101.
Date Changes / Cancellations / Refunds
Due to the high demand for our Early Childhood programs, date changes are not allowed. Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or missed programs. We reserve the right to cancel any programs for people abusing the extra attendee price and no refund will be given.