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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Nature’s Newbies

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Nature’s Newbies at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Each Nature’s Newbies class will engage you and your child in undirected free choice play activities, a story, and a song. Programs will also feature a positive and engaging interaction with one of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors to allow for an up close encounter during each class. Programs are open to children ages 1-3 plus one adult (parent/guardian). Programs are 45-minutes long and take place outside in the grassy area by the new portables 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 portable campus.  

Registration for all programs will be processed online on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations will not be taken over the telephone. Class size is limited to the first 8 children who apply.  Deadline for registration each week is 8am the Friday before scheduled classes.  Individual classes are $12 for members and $20 for non-members.  Fee includes one child and one adult per class.

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If You’re Happy and You Know It Jane Cabrera
August 9, 10, 11, 9:30am or 11:30am
August 13, 9:30am

From Head to Toe Eric Carle
August 23, 24, 25, 9:30am or 11:30am
August 27, 9:30am

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