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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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Zoo lights!

Zoo lights are a must see! It’s a bit crowded but work the amount of people. Get there early! Also... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yulee, Florida
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Couldn’t have been better

We absolutely love this place, we fed sting rays, giraffes and had a great day at the zoo Was... read more

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Gates, NY
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Zoo lights are a must see! It’s a bit crowded but work the amount of people. Get there early! Also make sure to take the train back to the front! Normal visits are also great! Best suggestion is to get a zoo pass because it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kitkat24kk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We absolutely love this place, we fed sting rays, giraffes and had a great day at the zoo Was clean and everyone was friendly My son has autism and everyone there were great with him as he will ask endless questions about everything

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PineappleJenn1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived for a fun filled Wednesday during the heavy specials month, where multiple attractions across NE Florida were offering free admission for kids. We live just under and hour from the zoo and this was our second time visiting in about two years, that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beextham
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've visited the zoo on many many occasions over the past 5 years and each visit gets better and better. The children of course love everything they see, from feeding the giraffes, to acting like a monkey on the ropes by their enclosures, to feeding...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kaymanly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my wife and two kids (3) & (2). Plenty of animals to see alot of great interactive exhibits and the shows are super informative. Tickets are moderately priced would recommend the membership if you live near.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Teamrivas08
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past, I have avoided going to zoo because I found them depressing even though I love looking at and learning about the animals. it was obvious that this zoo is trying very hard to change the old mental model of the zoo. Their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rooddo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a couple of times and it is a very nice Zoo. Worth the visit if you're in Jacksonville.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CGB01172012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Either you like zoos or you don’t. This one is pleasant and pretty well maintained. Animals have some room to roam. A nice walk. But it is a zoo.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tianna8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time, about 3 hours (11:30-2:30) with our 3yo and 6 mo. The weather was perfect. Not too crowded. Our daughter loved the kids play area, train and carousel. Feeding the Giraffe was also a highlight (take cash to purchase tickets). As...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ameerahj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 82 year old mom to the zoo today and it’s been a couple of years since I’ve been. It was fantastic. The temperature was in the sixties and the animals were out! It was awesome! Majority of the big cats were out and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Joy V
20 November 2018|
Response from KLfoodfun | Reviewed this property |
My thought is that most of the adults will be shopping and not at the zoo.
16 October 2018|
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Response from Patty S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I that was only valid August 7th
Linda V
15 September 2018|
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Response from Bismarck1956 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t work for the zoo. You should give them a call.