Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Classes

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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers programs suitable for a variety of audiences. Every program features up-close and hands-on encounters with a collection of small animals in both formal and informal settings.

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Early Childhood Education:

  • Nature's Newbies - Each Nature's Newbies class will engage you and your child in free-choice play activities, a story, song, and more! 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 at the PepsiCo Foundation Education Campus.  
  • Zoo Tots - 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.

Homeschool Zoocademy:

  • Classes for homeschool students ages 5-18, covering a range of topics in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science and Conservation. This course runs from September to March.