Zoo Tots focuses on specific animal themes to engage your preschooler as he/she learns about the wonders of the animal kingdom. Each program emphasizes positive and engaging interactions with animal ambassadors as well as activities, stories, and crafts that revolve around the week's central theme.
Programs are open to preschoolers ages 3-5 plus one adult (parent/guardian). Programs are 60-minutes long and take place that the PepsiCo Foundation Education Campus located at the south end of the Zoo's main parking lot. You do not need to enter the Zoo in order to enter the education campus.
***To provide the best possible experience for all participants, only those registered may attend the program (each registered child includes one adult). Due to space limitations, we will not be able to accommodate strollers inside of the classroom. Infants in carriers will be allowed. If at any time the designated adult is unable to attend a program, another adult may attend in his/her place.
Registration for all programs will be processed online on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take registrations over the telephone. Class size is limited to the first 12 children who apply.
Deadline for registration each week is 8:00 a.m. the Monday of the scheduled classes.
Each fee below covers one child and one adult per class.
$5/ class Members
$7/ class Non-Members
**Semester prices above include the 20% discount given when registering for all 8 classes.
*You will need to change the calendar from April to May to register for class on Saturday May 2nd. If you have any issues please call.*
There is VERY limited availability on Thursdays at 9:30, all other dates have open availability.
Non-member Individual Class Registration
Member Individual Class Registration
*For semester registrations, there will be a gardening activity that runs the length of the semester. There will be 2 days class will start 30 minutes early: The first week (February 20, 21, 22) and the third week (March 19, 20, and 21). Please plan accordingly.*
Non-member Semester Registration
Member Semester Registration
To be placed on the notification list for future programs and registration details, please contact email@example.com
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.
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 within two weeks of the program date. No refunds will be issued for missed classes.