Outdoor Explore!

Outdoor Explore! Is the Jacksonville Zoo’s new family nature club. Each month we meet in a different location to explore the green spaces around our city and interact with the natural world!  Outdoor Explore! is intended for children in 2nd-5th grade and their siblings of all ages!

Giving your child the opportunity to play outside is a precious gift with many positive benefits.  Nature play helps kids to:

* Build resilience * Be observant and focus attention 
* Boost academic performance  * Enhance creativity, critical thinking, problem solving
* Develop the use of senses * Develop self-control
* Develop respect for all living things * Discover and understand feelings
* Develop social skills * Practice risk taking and risk assessment

CLICK HERE for our more information about Outdoor Explore!  

Questions? Email our Nature Play Leader, The Green Spectacle at GreenSpectacle@jacksonvillezoo.org 

Play Schedule:

Outdoor Explore! meets once a month at different locations around Jacksonville to participate in imaginative play and nature exploration as a family. Outings last from 10am-12pm. Below are the club days for the coming year.

Our May outing will be at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens - CLICK HERE to register!
This month we will be collecting bugs along the nature trails! We provide the nets, tweezers, and specimen jars!
2018  September 1st  2019 January 5th
  October 13th   February 2nd
  November 17th   March 9th
  December 1st   April 13th
     May 11th
     June 8th