Homeschool Zoocademy 2017-18

Homeschool Zoocademy at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a unique experience for homeschooled students ages 5-15. Zoocademy covers a wide range of topics in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science and Conservation, with lessons, activities, and projects suited to each age group. Students will attend classes once a month from September 2017-March 2018. For the complete schedule, click here

Pricing - All Ages

Zoo Members - $140/child
Non-members - $165/child

Ages 5-12


AM Classes 9:00 – 12:00 

PM Classes 1:00 – 4:00 


Tuesday PM

Wednesday AM/PM

Thursday AM

Friday AM

Ages 13-15


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Thursday PM (September – March)

(plus one weekend session in April, date TBD)

Interested in learning more about Zoocademy? Our second and final orientation session is on Thursday, July 6 at 5:00 pm.  By attending, you will receive advance notification when registration opens. 

If you have participated in Zoocademy in the past, you do not need to attend the orientation to receive advance notification, but you are welcome to come if you would like to hear updates for the upcoming year. 

Please note that while children are welcome to attend to meet the teachers as well as see the classrooms, the orientation is primarily designed as an informational session for the parents.

There is no charge for the orientation; you do not need to enter the Zoo's Main Camp. Come directly to the Education Campus at the south end of the Zoo's parking lot.

Please RSVP here so we can gauge attendance. Thank you!

Enrollment is limited to home-schooled children ages 5-18. Children will be enrolled into the appropriate age class based on their age as of September 1, 2017. In accordance with Florida state law, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st to enroll.

Children are not denied enrollment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), or disability.

Date Change: 
A program date change must be made in writing by email or fax at least three weeks prior to the September start date. Date changes will incur a $25 rescheduling fee per student.

Cancellation: Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax at least three weeks prior to the September start date to qualify for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than three weeks prior to the September start date. Cancellations will incur a $50 processing fee.

If you have any questions, please email: or call 904-757-4463 ext. 122.

Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, 
the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Please ensure that you sign up for your preferred day and time, as you will not be able to switch your class day and time once you have registered.