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Coupons & Discounts
Coupons and discounts help make a trip to the
Jacksonville Zoo more affordable. This page
has several ways to find many zoo deals.
Where is the Jacksonville Zoo
and What is It Like?
Address: 370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
Animals: Over 2,000 Size: 110 acres
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a walking safari with over 89 acres. This Florida zoo is home to over 1,500
animals with about the same number of exotic plant species. You enter the zoo at the Main Camp Safari
Lodge, which holds the ticket gates, a gift shop and Main Camp Café. Main Camp Café serves food items
such as drinks and snacks.
As you follow the main path, you will pass Stingray Bay, the Snake Building and Plains of East Africa on
your right. This area, called the African Loop, offers a 1,400-foot long boardwalk for guests to use and
see the African animals in an open environment. Here you can see Nile crocodile, wart hogs, antelope,
storks, cheetah, rhino, ostrich, elephants, lion, leopards and monkeys.
After coming back to the main path, you will see Savanna Blooms Garden on the right and Wild Florida on
the left. Savanna Blooms is a two-acre garden featuring South African oasis plants such as African water
lilies and flowering vines. This area also includes the Giraffe Overlook. Wild Florida contains native
animals and plants of the state of Florida. Visitor can see black bears, red wolves, bald eagles, Florida
panthers and a Reptile House. The River Valley Aviary is in the Wild Florida area. It is home to a number
of African, South American and Asian birds. The birds fly free in this lovely exhibit with a stream,
waterfall and small bridges. The Great Apes area is immediately following Wild Florida on the main path
and is home to the Western Lowland gorilla, bonobo and monkeys.
Following Savanna Blooms Garden on the main path is Range of the Jaguar. This is an exhibit you will not
want to miss. This AZA award-winning South American exhibit holds six jaguars, which is one of the
largest in the United States. This area also includes the Emerald Forest Aviary. This open aviary has
cardinals and macaws as well as pudu deer, freshwater fish and freshwater stingrays. Other things to see
at the Range of the Jaguar exhibit are a replica of an old Mayan temple that holds exhibits of bushmaster
snakes, poison dart frogs, boa constrictors, anaconda, tamarins and more.
Opposite of Range of the Jaguar on the main path is Splash Ground Play Park. Children could probably
spend hours here playing. This water play area includes a 4,000 square foot water playground and splash
area. It also has mazes, a Discovery Center, vines to climb on, a tree house, rock wall and an artifacts
digging pit. It also includes the penguin exhibit called Tuxedo Coast.
The next areas on the main path is the Gardens at Trout River Plaza, Save the Frogs and Australian
Adventure on the right. The Gardens at Trout River Plaza are beautiful with flowering plants, oak trees,
red, maple trees, magnolia trees and forest pansies. It is a great place to sit and take a breather while
enjoying the scenery. The Save the Frog exhibit shows guests the dangers that frogs face today, how it
affects us and what we can do to help. Australian Adventure is home to cassowary, Lories, lorikeets,
kangaroos and wallabies.
The main path turns and dead-ends into the Asian Bamboo Gardens and the Komodo Dragon Exhibit.
This peaceful area seems to take you to Asia. It contains a lush Bamboo Mist Forest, a Lotus pool, bloom
bridge, koi pond, and waterfalls. At the end of the garden, as if just wandering the area, are two
Where to Find Jacksonville ZooCoupons
- A Value Ticket package is sold that includes
admission, Stingray Bay and unlimited train and
carousel rides. Value Ticket prices are Adults
$21.95, Child (3-12) $14.95, Children under 2 are
- A Senior regular admission Jacksonville Zoo
discount ticket cost is $12.95. A Senior Value
Ticket Jacksonville Zoo discount ticket cost is
- A group rate is offered on 15 or more paying
guests. Reservations must be made at least
two weeks before you visit the zoo.
- June 17, 2012 - Fathers receive FREE admission with a coupon located on the zoo's website and
when paying for another zoo admission.
- July 4, 2012 - Buy one, get one FREE admission with a coupon located on the zoo's website.
- If you are a member of another AZA zoo or aquarium, you may be eligible for a discount or FREE
admission tickets to the zoo in Jacksonville. Just show your card at the ticket gate.
- AAA members can receive a 10% discount on regular zoo ticket prices and zoo membership.
- Those with an Active Military ID can receive a 10% discount on regular zoo admission and a zoo
- Get one FREE adult zoo ticket with the purchase of on adult zoo ticket when you buy We Bought
A Zoo blue-ray disk. Bring original proof of purchase from the back of the movie box along with
the coupon at the aza.org website. See coupon for more information. Good thru 6/30/12.
- The zoo sometimes offers special low price admission day. Check their Facebook page or events
page on their website for specials. They offered two of these days in 2011 in the months of June
- The zoo will often offer printable coupons on their website during holidays or promotion. These
Jacksonville Zoo discount coupons are often buy one, get one FREE admission.
- Clippable coupons may be inside tourist coupon books and newspapers in the local area. These are
often found in hotels, restaurants and grocery stores.
- Memberships start at $45 and include FREE zoo admission for one year, discounted or FREE
admission to over 140 other zoos and aquariums in the United States and Canada, discounts on
train rides, train and carousel discount cards, discounts in gift shop and educational camps.
Jacksonville Zoo Details
Regular admission prices for the zoo in Jacksonville are Adults $14.95, Children (3-12) $9.95 and Children 2
and under are FREE.
The zoo offers some extra activities that require an additional fee. These are a train ride ($1.50 -$4),
Stingray Bay ($1-$2), Wildlife Carousel ($2 per ride, FREE for parent of small children), Animal Encounters
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day.
Regular zoo hours are 9am to 5pm with summer hours 9am to 5pm.
Parking at the Jacksonville Zoo is FREE.
There are four areas to get something to eat or drink. Two of them, Main Camp Café and Play Park Café,
offer drinks and snacks. Palm Plaza Café is in the Range of the Jaguar exhibit area and has southwestern
food including some more substantial food such as burritos, salads and sandwiches. The Trout River Grill
offers fast food items such as hot dogs and hamburgers.
No food and drinks are allowed in the zoo. However, an area called Picnic Park is provided at the south
end of the parking lot. You can bring your own meals and drinks into this area. There is also a restroom