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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 most likely is never 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’s some of the best museums for families to explore in Jax:
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
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.
Location: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
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.
Location: 1860 Starratt RoadJacksonville, FL 32226
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.
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.
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!
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
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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