Explore the Wildlife at the Zoo

Posted by Round Table Realty on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 4:34pm.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/themeparkmom/4423546840/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:

  • The Carousel
  • Numerous Exhibits
  • Keeper Talks
  • Behind the Scenes Tours
  • Garden Tours
  • Train Rides
  • 4-D Rides
  • Zoo Keeper for a Day
  • Bird Watching
  • Jazoo's Kidzone
  • And more!

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
  • African Loop
  • River Valley Aviary
  • Wild Florida
  • Stingray Bay
  • Great Apes
  • Giraffe Overlook
  • Savanna Blooms
  • Play Park and Splash Ground
  • Range of the Jaguar
  • Australian Adventure
  • The Gardens at Trout River Plaza
  • Save the Frogs!
  • Monsoon Asia

All of these areas are full of animals, plants and themed items.

Jazoo's Kidzone

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.

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