Group Early Childhood Education

We Like to Move It, Move It (PreK / Kindergarten)                                                                                         
Come meet some interesting critters as we discover how animals use their bodies to move. Join us as we move like our wild animal friends!
 
Zoo Babies (PreK / Kindergarten)                                                                                                                           
What does a toad look like as a baby? Was that giraffe always so tall? Do tiger cubs have stripes when they are born? Join us as we discuss what all baby animals need to survive as well as their differences from species to species.

Animal Tales (PreK / Kindergarten)      
Allow the Zoo to bring your story time to life!  Children will enjoy a beautiful picture book that follows the incredible journey of one of our animal friends.  At the end of the story, your students will get to meet our hero or heroine in person!
 

These programs are offered both onsite and as an outreach.

Programs must be booked at least four weeks in advance and a $25 non-refundable deposit is required within 10 business days to reserve your program date and time slot.  

Program payment is due in full four weeks prior to your scheduled visit.  If you book less than four weeks in advance, a credit card number is required and will be kept on file.  If you do not bring full payment on the date of your visit, the credit card will be charged.

Onsite at the Zoo:

$3.00 per person Sept - Jan / $4.00 per person Feb - Aug
*Admission to the Zoo is not included with your program fee*

Classroom capacity, up to 30 participants (including adults) per time slot
·  Groups are required to have 1 adult per every 10 students. 
·  Extra chaperones above the group chaperone requirements will be charged a fee of $3.00 / $4.00 per person
Program times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30
 
Outreach at your location:
$125 - Animal Tales (up to 30 participants per time slot)
$175 - Zoo Babies and We Like to Move It, Move It! (up to 30 participants per time slot)

Multiple Program Discount: 10% off any additional program or hour (after the first) on the same day, at the same facility.

Travel Fee: (first 30 miles from the Zoo are included in the program fee) $50 fee for each additional 30 miles.

Night and Weekend Fee: an additional $50 per hour fee for programs after 3:00 pm and/or weekend programs.


REGISTRATION POLICIES

Deposit:  A $25 (onsite) and $50 (outreach) non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your program date and time slot.

Date Change: A program date change must be made in writing by email or fax. Date changes will incur a $25 rescheduling fee.

Cancellation:  Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax at least two weeks prior to the program date to qualify for a 50% refund.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations within two weeks of the program date.  Cancellations will incur a $50 processing fee.  

No refunds will be issued for no shows or late arrivals.   We do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but reserve the right to cancel or adjust program length depending on staff and classroom availability.  If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled time, your program will automatically be cancelled with no refund. 

For reservations or for more information, email education@jacksonvillezoo.org or call 904-757-4463 x122.


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