September 18th - ZOOlympics *Sold Out* Email for waitlist
The Tokyo Olympics may have ended last month, but this month is the animals’ time to shine! Join us at our 2021 ZOOlympics workshop to find out who wins gold in the animal kingdom. Is a kangaroo the high jump champion? How fast does a cheetah run the 100-meter dash? We’ll find out the answers to these questions and more! Plus put your skills to the test in our own Olympic games. Who will come out on top?
October 9th - Spooktacular!
Trick or treat yourself to a Spooktacular time. We'll talk about animals that look spooky but are harmless, and animals who look harmless but are some of the spookiest animals around. Plus, we'll make a fangtastic take home project and meet some faboolous animal ambassadors.
November 6th - Game On! The Video Game Workshop
From Atari, to Nintendo, to the elusive PlayStation 5, gaming has gone from a niche hobby to a common pastime. Decades of video games have drawn their inspiration from the world around us! Join us at this video game themed workshop to learn about the plants and animals that gave rise to some of the most influential characters of all time. Game On!
December 11th - Yer A Wizard
Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles alike, school is back in session! Back by popular demand, join us for another great year of witchcraft and wizardry. Charms and Transfiguration classes join favorites from last year, Defense Against the Dark Arts and The Care of Magical Creatures. Mischief Managed.
*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
$10 per additional child or adult in family
Please Note the Following COVID-19 Protocols:
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.