Safari Squad

Join the squad! Bring your 5-7 year old to the Zoo for a Saturday Safari with the Safari Squad. This class is an adult/child class that runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each month we will have a different exciting theme that will send your young explorer on an exciting adventure that revolves around one of our animal exhibits here at the Zoo. These special themed programs will include up-close encounters with our Education Animal Ambassadors, activities, and a stroll through that months section of the Zoo.

If you have any questions, please send an email to or call 904-757-4463 ext 101

Pricing (includes 1 adult and 1 child):
Non-Members: $30 *includes Zoo admission for participants*

Non-Member Sign Up

Member Sign Up 

Upcoming Dates:

 January 11th - Zoo Babies
 February 8th - Happy Homes
 March 7th - Plants


By enrolling in our programming, you authorize any emergency medical treatment and allow the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to use your and/or your childs image for promotional and news purposes.

Waiting Lists
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Early Childhood programs, we do keep waiting lists when classes fill. If a desired program is not visible on the registration site, please assume that the date is filled to capacity. To be added to the wait list of an Early Childhood program, contact the Education department directly by email or call 904-757-4463, ext. 101. 

Date Changes / Cancellations / Refunds
Due to the high demand for our Early Childhood programs, date changes are not allowed. Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within two weeks of the program date.   No refunds will be issued for missed classes.