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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

#2 of 171 things to do in Jacksonville Features Animals
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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JAX zoo

Fantastic day at the zoo. The animals are well cared for and appear happy there. Everything is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharon K
Bradenton, Florida
via mobile
Small and Charming Zoo

This zoo is always evolving and getting better. There are some pretty cool options for getting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roberta W
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (173 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (123 reviews)
“stingray bay” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic day at the zoo. The animals are well cared for and appear happy there. Everything is clean and easy to move about. I recommend everyone take your kids to see the many animals there.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo is always evolving and getting better. There are some pretty cool options for getting there as well. You can take the River Taxi from downtown and then catch a dolphin tour on the way back. sitting on the edge of the Beautiful St....More

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much to do at Jacksonville Zoo, there is something for everyone. You can feed the giraffes, ride the train or the carousel, visit the petting farm or the water play area, feed the sting ray, go to the 4D theater or butterfly hollow plus...More

Thank kmd56
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Zoo here is pretty nice. The animals are in good condition and there are many large, lovely exhibits for the larger species. Lots of native plants in use, which cuts back on water usage. There are LOADS of special holiday and family things like...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time seeing all the animals and flowers/plants. The Camp Critter show was a lot of fun too! Happy that the food options are more healthy and affordable.

Thank SDJ713
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the grandchildren, enjoyed the visit. Animal exhibits where great, feeding the giraffes, the water park section, the rides... everything was great. The gift shop had all kinds of things to choose from, and price ranges varied. The grandkids loved every moment.

Thank RPeters0067
Reviewed 6 days ago

for some animals it is the best of poor choices for survival. all have some roaming area. lots of benches in the shade. a few a/c exhibits to cool off. grandkids loved it. mini water park to break up the day. food is limited and...More

Thank abc1951c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo had a big family night event that mixed music, food, and animals. It was so much fun and children had a wonderful time. I really love riding the train and having a picnic in the well-maintained picnic and kids play area. This is...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daughter just moved to Jacksonville and knowing how much I enjoy zoos programmed the whole family attendance, including our two daughters and three grand children. Of course it was not the Berlin or San Diego zoo, but Jacksonville should be proud of what they have,...More

Thank guayames46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jacksonville's zoo is a nice little zoo. The most interesting part is the relatively new tiger exhibit whereas the jaguar exhibit leaves you feeling sorry for the animals due to its small size. The zoo would really do much better focusing more on things such...More

Thank BaxPlemons
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29 June 2017|
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Response from Anubis R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a splash pad
Diana P
20 May 2017|
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Response from Jonathan B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everyone...for the most part there is little no zero wait time to purchase tickets. If you are going to upgrade and get season passes (worked out VERY well for my family) it takes about 15 minutes to do all the... More
6 May 2017|
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Response from Debi C | Reviewed this property |
You can enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo for the whole day. You won't want to stop! We loved the Tiger's the best!