Homeschool Zoocademy 2018-2019 -- Registration Coming Soon! 

Homeschool Zoocademy at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a unique experience for homeschooled students ages 5-15. Zoocademy covers a wide range of topics in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science and Conservation, with lessons, activities, and projects suited to each age group.

Registration will open for the 2018-2019 school year towards the end of July/beginning of August. To be placed on a notification list, please email


Zoocademy students ages 5-12 will attend classes once a month from September 2018-March 2019.
You will choose one day and time to attend each month from the following options:

Tuesdays         1:00-4:00
Wednesdays    9:00-12:00
Wednesdays    1:00-4:00
Thursdays        9:00-12:00
Fridays             9:00-12:00 

Please click here for the full schedule of dates. 

Class sessions for ages 5-12 consist of a lesson, time in the Zoo, an in-class animal encounter, as well as age-appropriate games, projects, and/or stories. Groups are divided into ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12. 


Zoocademy students ages 13-15 will study Interpretation and Animal Behavior Research every other Saturday* morning from September 8-December 15, from 10:00-12:00

Please click here for the full schedule of dates. 

Students will learn to interpret Zoo animals and biological artifacts for the public as well as conduct an animal behavior research study. 

The course will be divided into an interpretation section and an animal behavior research section. At the conclusion of each section, students will be expected to present the results of their studies. Work may be required in between class sessions. 

*Please note that we will have three weeks between sessions from October 20 to November 10 and then have class two weeks in a row on November 10 and November 17. 


Member Pricing:          $140/child (for the series)
Non-Member Pricing:  $165/child (for the series)

Enrollment is limited to home-schooled children ages 5-15. Children will be enrolled into the appropriate age class based on their age as of September 1, 2018. In accordance with Florida state law, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st to enroll.

Children are not denied enrollment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), or disability.

Date Change: 
A program date change must be made in writing by email or fax at least three weeks prior to the September start date. Date changes will incur a $25 rescheduling fee per student.

Cancellation: Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax at least three weeks prior to the September start date to qualify for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than three weeks prior to the September start date. Cancellations will incur a $50 processing fee.

If you have any questions, please email: or call 904-757-4463 ext. 122.

Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, 
the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Please ensure that you sign up for your preferred day and time, as you will not be able to switch your class day and time once you have registered.