The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is one of the most popular attractions for the entire family. With plenty of animals, exhibits and events, families can spend the entire day exploring the zoo.
What You'll Find at the Zoo
With so much to see, it’s important to plan your visit. Your family can enjoy all of the following:
Behind the Scenes Tours
Zoo Keeper for a Day
Children love the zoo and adults do, too. You can explore the thousands of plants, over 2,000 different types of animals and so much more. Exhibits include:
Main Camp Safari Lodge
River Valley Aviary
Play Park and Splash Ground
Range of the Jaguar
The Gardens at Trout River Plaza
Save the Frogs!
All of these areas are full of animals, plants and themed items.
Younger children will love Jazoo's Kidzone, which includes noisy animals, coloring books, Hide n Seek and more. This is the perfect place for children.
After spending time walking around and seeing the animals, you can stop at one of four different areas for lunch or dinner. The Main Camp Cafe, Palm Plaza Cafe, Play Park Cafe and Trout River Grill provide all types of refreshments from snacks to full meals.
Hours and Admission
The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is open from 9am to 5pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Tickets for admission to the zoo are $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors, $9.95 for children ages three to 12 and children two and under get in free. Some of the daily rides and exhibits require an addition cost.