Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth's wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo is growing and changing daily, with the addition of our temporary exhibit, Butterflies! in March 2003 and the unveiling of the Zoo's premier attraction, Range of the Jaguar in March 2004. The Jacksonville Zoo has something for all ages with over 1,000 rare and exotic animals. Whether you are a visitor to Florida's First Coast or a lifetime resident, come experience the Jacksonville Zoo through interactions with people, wildlife and the environment.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961. From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, the Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over five thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history.
This enormous growth was accomplished through the generosity of numerous patrons whose gifts of art ranged from single pieces to entire collections. Other notable acquisitions were purchased with endowments established for that purpose by benefactors and the Cummer Council. Particularly noteworthy additions are the Wark Collection of early Meissen porcelain, the Dennis C. Hayes Collection of Japanese woodblock prints, and the Eugène Louis Charvot Collection of nineteenth-century prints and paintings.
Tree Hill Nature Center is a nonprofit wildlife preserve conveniently located in the midst of a Jacksonville, Florida suburb. Tree Hill is an urban wilderness of unspoiled, undeveloped land right in the heart of the city.
Tree Hill has been an integral part of the environmental landscape in Northeast Florida for three decades. So, please take the time to visit and learn about nature, walk among the massive oaks, observe a quiet stream and wonder at life's creations.
Prepare to be dazzled, amazed, and educated by the Museum's new science exhibit, the Universe of Science. This brand-new, permanent exhibit will replace the Museum's current science pods with state-of-the-art science centers that will delve into the world of science.
The Universe of Science will be educational and exhilarating. Children and adults alike will be able to learn about gravity, sound, mechanics, light, energy, buoyancy, and magnetism through interactive exercises. This cutting-edge exhibition will help you and your family explore the mysteries of scientific principles while providing you with hours of fun, scientific learning.