Onsite School Programs

Education programs at the PepsiCo Foundation Education Campus are offered Monday - Friday.

Programs are available for PreK through 12th grade, are cross-curricular and aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State and Common Core Standards.  Our presentations focus on grade level appropriate subjects and many include an up close encounter with some of our Animal Ambassadors. To see the listing of programs offered at each level, click on the links below. 

 Program Summaries Program Standard Alignments 

Don't see what you're looking for?  We can customize a program to fit the needs of your students.  Please contact our School Programs Specialist at education at blume@jacksonvillezoo.org or call 904.757.4463 ext.158

        June 1st - January 31st - $3.00 per person          (Custom Program - $5 per person)
February 1st - May 31st - $4.00 per person (Custom Program - $6 per person)

Admission to the Zoo is NOT included with your program fee

Program fee includes a 30-45 minute program and Teacher Pre-Trip Packet.  This packet includes the standards addressed in your program, vocabulary words, background information, classroom and Zoo visit activities, and reading lists.

Minimum of 15 students required to book.  Groups are required to have 1 adult per every 10 students.  Extra adults over the 1:10 chaperone ratio will be charged the per person fee.  (i.e. 57 students and 12 adults = 5 free adults, the 7 extra adults will be charged) 

To schedule an Onsite School Program: email blume@jacksonvillezoo.org or call 904.757.4463 ext.158

When scheduling a program at the Zoo please keep the following in mind:

Programs must be booked at least four weeks in advance and a $25 non-refundable deposit is required within 10 business days to reserve your program date and time slot.

Program payment is due in full four weeks prior to your scheduled visit.  If you book less than four weeks in advance, a credit card number is required and will be kept on file.  If you do not bring full payment on the date of your visit, the credit card will be charged.


Deposit: A $25 non-refundable deposit is due within 10 business days to reserve your program date and time slot.

Date Change: 
A program date change must be made in writing by email or fax. Date changes will incur a $25 rescheduling fee.

Cancellation:  Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax at least two weeks prior to the program date to qualify for a 50% refund.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations within two weeks of the program date.
No refunds will be issued for no shows or late arrivals.   We do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but reserve the right to cancel or adjust program length depending on staff and classroom availability.  If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled time, your program will automatically be cancelled with no refund.

Questions? Contact Education at education@jacksonvillezoo.org or call 904.757.4463 ext, 158