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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun way to spend the morning.

We love to visit a zoo when traveling. On this November morning we found many of the animals out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Southern USA
Lots of family fun on a very busy Saturday, Vererans Weekend.

Beautiful gardens; well groomed.There is no fee for parking. We had four adults in our party and we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Satellite Beach, Florida
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love to visit a zoo when traveling. On this November morning we found many of the animals out for viewing which made for a fun visit. The giraffe area was the most fun. The attendant and a group of children were feeding the largest...More

Thank GAWanderer
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful gardens; well groomed.There is no fee for parking. We had four adults in our party and we enjoyed five hours of walking, observing and learning about all of the creatures in the zoo. The animals appeared healthy and were very active. We attended the...More

Thank KLfoodfun
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always enjoy a beautiful day at our zoo, it was a cool sunny day,Oct is a great time to go,not too hot!!1of our favorites Is training the tigers it is at 1130 at the tiger exhibit every day i believe, go a bit early...More

Thank Kristin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo is perfect for a short day trip. Not too big and not a lot of walking for the little ones or elderly. The animal enclosures are magnificent and the whole facility of full of education. You get an opportunity to feed giraffes for...More

Thank Angellica K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo was enormous. The critter show was extra special and I really enjoyed it. The 4 d ahowa were cool and fun. So many animals seemingly living in happy places. 4 stars because I have never paid so much to go to a zoo.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing exhibits, active animals, clean facilities, helpful, informative and friendly staff! Definitely a family fun place!

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well versed staff provide true learning experiences, including rehabilitation concepts. The facility provides outreach and small group trainings and other community collaborations. Well attended with expanded parking.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with a granddaughter and her 5 sons. A cloudy day made walking around comfortable and children were free for the month of November. For an extra $2/person, one can feed a giraffe, proving a great photo opportunity. We ate at a cafe at...More

Thank 2Starbirders
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends came for a couple of days so we went to the Zoo. Lots of great animals. It is laid out well with nice big sidewalks and good visibility to animals. We enjoyed but kids would love it. It was holloween so they had it...More

Thank MJS93
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have historically been to larger zoos. This one did not disappoint. We bought an annual pass. If you go twice in a year, it pays for itself. It appears that they are updating several things. I like the $2 giraffe feeding, what a great...More

Thank tedact
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Unfortunately I that was only valid August 7th
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I don’t work for the zoo. You should give them a call.
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