Zoo Tots -- Spring Schedule Coming In January!

Zoo Tots focuses on specific animal themes to engage your preschooler as he/she learns about the wonders of the animal kingdom. Each program emphasizes positive and engaging interactions with animal ambassadors as well as activities, stories, and crafts that revolve around the week's central theme.

Programs are open to preschoolers ages 3-5 plus one adult (parent/guardian). Programs are 60-minutes long and take place that the PepsiCo Foundation Education Campus located at the south end of the Zoo's main parking lot. You do not need to enter the Zoo in order to enter the education campus.

***To provide the best possible experience for all participants, only those registered may attend the program (each registered child includes one adult). Due to space limitations, we will not be able to accommodate strollers inside of the classroom. Infants in carriers will be allowed. If at any time the designated adult is unable to attend a program, another adult may attend in his/her place.

**New this semester: Additional Adult Fee**
There is now the option to bring an additional adult to Zoo Tots. Limited to one additional adult per registered child, if space is available.
 You must pay this fee over the phone the week of class.

Additional Adult Fee Per Class: $5 (Members) or $7 (Non-Members)

for all programs will be processed online on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take registrations over the telephone. Class size is limited to the first 12 children who apply.

Deadline for registration each week is 8:00 a.m. the Monday of the scheduled classes.

Registration Links 

Non-member Individual Class Registration

Member Individual Class Registration

Non-member Semester Registration

Member Semester Registration 

  Each fee below covers 
  one child and one adult per class.   

  Individual Classes:  
  $10.00 Members
  $13.00 Non-members

  $56.00 Members
  $73.00 Non-Members


**Semester prices above include the 20% discount given when registering for all 7 classes. 

To be placed on the notification list for future programs and registration details, please contact jacksonbanksc@jacksonvillezoo.org 


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.

For more information, email jacksonbanksc@jacksonvillezoo.org or call 904-757-4463, ext. 101.