• The Giraffe Overlook is a unique exhibit that elevates you to eye level with a giraffe! Plan your family vacation today. Find out about special deals.
    The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    See giraffe eye-to-eye

    The Giraffe Overlook is a unique exhibit that elevates you to eye level with a giraffe! Plan your family vacation today. Find out about special deals.

  • The botanical gardens offer acres of native Florida plants plus themed gardens with exotic species from around the world.
    The Botanical Gardens

    Explore the botanical gardens!

    The botanical gardens offer acres of native Florida plants plus themed gardens with exotic species from around the world.


Zoo & Wildlife

Take your family on an adventure at one of our great outdoor attractions, perfect for families!

Learn about local plants and wildlife with a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Interactive and educational exhibits keep kids engaged in learning about the more than 2,000 exotic animals. Don’t miss the award-winning Range of the Jaguars exhibit or the Giraffe Overlook, where you can stand eye-to-eye with a giraffe! Save time for a stroll through the beautiful Botanical Gardens, which feature colorful examples of native Northeast Florida plants, as well as several themed pocket-gardens. The newest exhibit, The Land of the Tiger, is a must see! Take the little ones to cool off in the 4,000 square foot Splash Ground area and adjacent Discovery Center, which features mazes, a tree house, a penguin tunnel, and a ton of interactive activities. 

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary provides a forever home to endangered big cats like lions, tigers, cougars, and leopards. The ranch also provides hours of educational entertainment to families. Try a nighttime feeding tour, when these mostly nocturnal animals are out and about and roaring!



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Sally Corporation Robot Factory Tours

Sally Corporation Robot Factory Tours

Sally Corporation

For more than 30 years, Sally Corporation has hosted thousands of visitors. From school groups to business outings, we welcome everyone the opportunity to take a tour of…

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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    “Top to Bottom” Walking Tour

    See the skyline views of Downtown Jacksonville from the "Top", venture into the secret underground tunnels in the "Bottom", and experience other behind…

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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    Roy's Aloha Hour, 2:59-7pm Nightly

    Roy’s invites its guests to join them for an island-inspired Happy Hour. Featuring craveable bar bites, innovative sushi and specialty drinks…

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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    Free Tuesdays at the Cummer Museum

    Every Tuesday, enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue.

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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    Tapas Tuesday at the Cummer Café

    Tap into Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union at the Cummer Café. Every Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the Cummer Café patio, take in the…

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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    Free Yoga

    FREE YOGA AT UNITY PLAZA PRESENTED BY THE WINSTON FAMILY YMCA – NEW SCHEDULE

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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    Fred’s All-Star Comedians

    Fred’s All-Star Comedians features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

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  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
    Downtown Cigar Bar’s VIBE

    Downtown Cigar Bar’s VIBE

    VIBE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT CIGAR • HOOKAH • COCKTAILS Sounds By: Brooklyn Mike

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  • Friday, February 19, 2016
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    FRIDAY NIGHT GROOVE

    FRIDAY NIGHT GROOVE Cocktails | Champagne | Wine | Cigar & Champagne Pairing | Hookah Old School | Neo Soul | R&B | Hip Hop Dress Code: Grown and Sexy

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  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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    Porch Party @ Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails

    Join Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails for food and drink specials, live music and fun on the first Wednesday of every month. Happy Hour 3 P.M. – 7…

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