Homeschool Zoocademy 2018-2019 -- Registration Now Open!  

Please read all information, including the Parent Handbook carefully before registering and scroll down for links

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.


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 -- 5-6 and 10-12 Age Groups Wed AM SOLD OUT
Wednesdays    1:00-4:00  -- 5-6 Age Group Wed PM SOLD OUT
Thursdays        9:00-12:00  
Fridays             9:00-12:00 -- 5-6 Age Group Fri AM SOLD OUT  

ALL 7-9 Age Group Classes are SOLD OUT

*To be placed on a wait list for a sold out class, please email

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.


  • Registration closes August 23rd at 11:59 PM. When you register, only the first September date will show up on the calendar. Don't worry, you are signing up for the entire session! 
  • Please be patient with our website! We recommend using a desktop or laptop and using Chrome or Firefox. You may have to refresh several times.
  • When you register, even if you have an account on our website, you may have more success if you check out as a guest.
  • If you continue to have trouble, we will do our best to assist you by phone or email, but we may be experiencing high call volume. Again, we appreciate your patience.  
  • Please read all policies and procedures in the Program Handbook before registering. Also please note our date change and cancellation policies. Our younger classes frequently sell out, so it is unlikely we will be able to change your date. Therefore, it is extremely important to confirm your availability as well as date and time before you book.
  • After you complete your registration, make sure to print/save the order confirmation page that pops up! The date and time you register for will NOT be included in your automated email confirmation. 


Non-Member Registration (all ages)

Member Registration (all ages)

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, nor are we able to refund for any days missed during the semester. Cancellations will incur a $50 processing fee.


Attention Parents - Dont Miss Out!

August 24th - STEAM curriculum workshop for Homeschool Educators

  CLICK HERE for more details! 


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.