Scout Programs

The Education Department offers many opportunities for scouts to enjoy the Zoo and learn about the animal world! Programs range from a 45-minute classroom program to a sleepover at the Zoo. Programs may include live animals, biofacts, activities, games, tours, or crafts. Plus, we offer a variety of programs that help scouts work towards their badge requirements!

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is here to help you meet as many badge/adventure requirements as you need. Workshop includes: Animal Encounters, Craft Project, and Behind the Scenes Tour. Working on a specific project? We will tailor a program to your needs. Call us today!

Call today to schedule a private workshop 904-757-4463 x.388. A 3 week advanced notice is needed to book any private workshop. You must have a minimum of 10 scouts plus adults or $275 to schedule a private workshop. A $50 deposit will be required at the time of booking to reserve your date. Final Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event. 

When: Saturdays or Sundays
Time: 9:30am-11:00am 
Cost: $25 per scout, $15 per adult (Zoo admission included)

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