Jacksonville Zoo

Jacksonville, FL

Where are we going?

Jacksonville Zoo
370 Zoo Rd
FL 32218

904 757 4463

What is there to do?

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! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $19.95

Children: $14.95 (ages 3 to 12)

Discount: Seniors $17.95

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

9am - 5pm weekdays. 6pm close weekends.

All year round. Closed Christmas Day.


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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!.

Healthy Eating

Some of the cafes have salads

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