We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,435 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 878
    Excellent
  • 437
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Jacksonville Gem

One of the country's best zoos!! Well kept, safe, clean and friendly staff. They have great educational programs and are very family friendly. We take all of our out of town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Bill G
,
Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

1,435 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Florida
Level Contributor
51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the country's best zoos!! Well kept, safe, clean and friendly staff. They have great educational programs and are very family friendly. We take all of our out of town visitors hers...and they love it. Yearly memberships are worth every penny - you will come back often!

Was this review helpful? Yes
McDonough, Georgia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I so enjoyed my visit to Jacksonville zoo. I'm from Atlanta and this place runs circles around our zoo. The boat ride was the best. The captain really enjoyed the waters and we got a chance to see the wild dolphins up close and personal. Didn't even have to go to seaworld. I will come back to this affordable destination.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had a great time but wear good shoes it is a large park! There were tons of animals and it was very clean and family friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macclenny, Florida
Level Contributor
38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took our grandchildren to the Zoo before they left to go back after summer vacation with us. WE came right after Grandpa got off work, we met him in the parking lot and off we went. We figured two hours was enough to see the whole zoo. Nope not even close. We took off on the train first. Having... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Individual tickets are so expensive, it makes more sense to get the family membership if you plan on visiting more than once, or if there are other zoos you may go to on their list. Ask for a map at the entrance, they don't automatically give you one. All of the facilities and grounds are very well maintained. Nicest restrooms... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having grown up in Jacksonville, our zoo has made probably the biggest transformation of anything in this town. The animals have space, love the elephant area. The botanical aspects are beautiful, a fun kid area, open areas... So nice... And don't forget to ride the train!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

OK, so there's no bears there. But they have every other animal you could think of. The place is unbelievably huge compared to the zoo here at home. My girls loved looking at all the animals, the Giraffes being their favorite. It was very hot there and the Zoo was equipped with stations that misted you to cool you down.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to spend the day at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens after seeing many positive reviews. We have been to quite a few different types of zoos, and this one ranks right up there. If you are thinking that this place is like Busch Gardens, think again. There are only a couple of "rides" and they are all for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have been to many zoo's.. And this one is the greatest. We rank it as good as quality as the animal exhibits at Busch gardens except a lot more animals. Animals are happy and well taken care of,and that means more to me than anything. This zoo is huge and takes a good while to see everything. The staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice collection of different animals. When the have the dinosaur attraction its cool. My son loves the life size replicas. The train is a fun way to nice way to navigate the park, especially when your tired from the day

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question
Hartselle
5 months ago
1 month ago
Florida/North Carolina
3 months ago
3 months ago

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?