Jacksonville Zoo 4.0 (reviews)

Jacksonville, FL Zoos & Wildlife Unclaimed

About Jacksonville Zoo

Calling all animal lovers - Jacksonville Zoo is ready and waiting to give you an animal experience you won't forget any time soon!

Did you know that Jacksonville Zoo has the ONLY walking safari in NE Florida? Yep! The zoo also has some amazing gardens that you can explore, as well as very cool and informative talks and tours which will really give you some unique experiences.

First though - the animals! That's why we're visiting after all isn't it! Jacksonville Zoo really bring the world to you. You don't need to fly all the way to Africa to experience the amazing animals of Africa! At the African Loop, you can walk along the 1,400 foot boardwalks and check out all the animals up close! From wart hogs, to cheetahs, and elephants - they are all ready to say hi to you! 

Every wanted to visit Asia? Well, how about Asia coming to you? Monsoon Asia lets you experience weird and wonderful animals like the Komodo Dragon, as well as beautiful gardens and ponds.

You might just go APE at the Great Apes exhibit, where there are three types of primate on display. Kids will be in awe when they get face to face with those mighty Western Lowland Gorillas!

There are animals from Australasia, as well as tigers, giraffes, and even stingrays!

Jacksonville Zoo also has some pretty cool experiences. You can take a behind the scenes tour, enjoy a keeper talk to learn more fun facts about all the animals, ride a fun train, enjoy a carousel ride, be a keeper for the day, or have some pretty awesome animal encounters! 

It's a great place for kids to have amazing animal encounters, as well as learn so much about the animals of this world and those conservation efforts to save those endangered species.

So much animal fun for one day! 

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Adults $19.95

Children $14.95 (ages 3 to 12)

Free Under 2 years.

Last Update 2022

Discount Seniors $17.95

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Jacksonville Zoo FAQ’s

Doing our bit

The zoo are part of many conservation efforts, and they also really look after their animals

Do they have baby facilities?

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers a nursing station in the kids zone Play Park. Baby changing tables are available available.

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Jacksonville Zoo?

The Zoo features two full-sized restaurants, a snack bar and other concession. Enjoy a whole range of foods, from sandwiches, nachos, burgers, hot dogs and ice cream!.

Any top tips when visiting?

The Splash Ground is open from mid-March to September 30. Bring your bathing suit. Babies will need to wear water-proofed diapers. Fun!

Does Jacksonville Zoo have a gift shop?

There are gift shops that feature animal stuffed animals, puzzles, apparel, games, and hand-crafted treasures. If you check out the main gift shop, there are actually walking sticks created by the gorillas! How cool!

Teachers corner

They have on-site classroom presentations, home school programs, off-site outreach programs, day camps, early childhood education programs, family and senior tours, and teacher workshops...so why wouldn't you bring the students to the zoo to learn! It's an amazing experience

Do they have baby facilities?

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers a nursing station in the kids zone Play Park. Baby changing tables are available available.

Does Jacksonville Zoo have healthy eating or Vegan options?

Some of the cafes have salads

Is Jacksonville Zoo fully accessible?

The zoo AND gardens are ADA compliant! Wheelchairs are available for rent.

Any additonal information?

You can get value tickets which include unlimited train and carousel rides, as well as entry to stingray bay and 4D ride.