Bring the Kids on Your Trip to Jax!

No vacation is a true success unless you leave the kiddos with lasting memories and droopy eyelids at the end of the day.

While Jacksonville is most likely not the first family destination you think of when you consider Florida, you should give us a chance. We have plenty to entertain all ages, from the littlest to the teens. Our museums and attractions offer great programs to keep the family entertained.

Here are some of the best attractions for families to explore in Jax:

Museum of Science & History

Location: 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Children 2 & Under are free
Children are $12.00
Adults are $15.00

Things to do: Discover different science and historic exhibits or the amazing planetarium

Tree Hill Nature Center

Location: 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Adults are $5.00
Children 3-17 $3
2 & under are free

Things to do: There is a museum featuring a hands-on interactive component for kids to enjoy animals, a butterfly trail with amazing up-close interactions, and a touch tank.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Location: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218

General Admission:
Adults(13 to 64) are $19.95
Seniors (65+) are $17.95
Child (3 to 12) $14.95
Children (2 and under) FREE

Things to do: Visitors to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will experience a walking safari of over 93 acres, featuring over 2,000 animals and 1,000 exotic and local plant species. There's always More to See. More to Zoo.

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: 1860 Starratt RoadJacksonville, FL 32226

Adults: $12
Children $5 (3-11)
2 & Under Always Free

Things to do: Take a guided walking tour with the opportunity to see resident animals, which include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes. A popular reason to visit is for Night Feedings on Friday & Saturday nights.

Cummer Museum of Arts & Garden

Location: 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Adults are $10.00
Students are $6.00 (K through college)
Children 5 & under are free

Things to do: Look at art collections or the kids can voyage through the garden finding reflecting pools, fountains and a canopy along the way.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Location: 333 N Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Adults are $8.00
Seniors, military and students are $5.00
Children 2-12 are $5.00
2 & under is free
Free admission for MOCA Jacksonville members, UNF Students & UNF Employees

Things to do: Sunday Studio is MOCA’s Sunday Studio is a free event. Perfect experience for artists of all ages and experience levels. Family-friendly tours programming and tours!

Jacksonville’s “Hands On” Children’s Museum

Location: 8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Ages 1-3 are $4.00
Ages 4 & Up are $5.50 including adults

Things to do: Enjoy the interactive play areas including a grocery store

Ritz Theatre & Museum

Location: 829 N Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Children under 3 are free
Students & Seniors are $5.00
Adults (18-64) are $8.00

Things to do: Browse through the exhibits to learn all about African-American history

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