Zoo to You Outreach

Let us bring the Zoo to YOU!

Our Outreach Program transforms your classroom lesson or special event into a not-to-be-missed occasion! Every program includes a variety of animals and biofacts that provide for hands-on learning. We bring learning to life!


Animal Tales (PreK - 2nd grade)

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!

(Maximum group size: 30 children)


Classroom or Auditorium Programs

Fun and educational programs with our animal ambassadors. Length of time depends on program choice.  Age appropriate topics and state standards can be found here - look for the

(Maximum group size: 250)

Up to 30 participants - $175/program
31-75 participants - $275/program
76-150 participants - $375/program
151-250 participants - $475/program


Events and Festivals

Looking to add a little excitement? Our animal ambassadors can liven up any function! Simply provide us a space at your event and we will bring the Zoo to YOU!


Don't see what you're looking for?  We can customize a program to fit the needs of your group or present on general knowledge suitable for all ages!

*Participants may be invited to get up close and personal with the Animal Ambassadors, depending on animal comfort, your group size, and overall behavior.*

Additional Pricing Information:

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) $50.00 for each additional 30 miles.

Night and Weekend Fee: an additional $50.00 per hour for programs after 3:00pm and/or weekend programs.


Deposit: A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your Outreach date and time slot.

Payment Due: Payment is due in full four weeks prior to your visit date to reserve your Outreach.  If you book less than four weeks in advance, a credit card number will be required to reserve your programming.  If you do not pay in full on the date of your Outreach, your credit card will be charged. 

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.

For reservations or for more information, email  jacobsa@jacksonvillezoo.org or call 904-757-4463 x189.