There’s no better time than December to get outside and experience all that Jacksonville Zoo has to offer. If you’re looking for some fun things to do with the kids this month – especially during Christmas vacation – take your kids and their friends to the zoo in a van rental from Carl’s Van Rentals


Go Wild at the Jacksonville Zoo

Animals and Plants Up Close

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is proud to host the only walking safari in Florida, among countless other unique feature. It’s split into two main exhibits: the animals and the gardens. With more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals, and 1,000 varieties of plants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 


During the holiday season, ZOOLights is a highlight for kids of all ages. This luminous winter wonderland features local music, interactive play areas, visits with Santa, and more holiday magic. Learn more and purchase tickets on the zoo’s website

Admission Info

The Jacksonville Zoo is open every day (except Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices range from $19.95 for adults to free admission for children ages two and under, and parking is free! Check out the Jacksonville Zoo website for info on special pricing and purchasing your tickets.

Getting There in Style

The zoo is easy to find, located just a few minutes off I-95 on Zoo Parkway. If you don’t have a ride, contact us at Carl’s to get a van rental. We have everything from the comfortable family minivan to sporty Jeep rentals, and all our vehicles are reliable and affordably priced—even more so when you take advantage of our current rental specials. To reserve a van for your day out at the zoo, call our Jacksonville location today at (904) 727-3848, or book online.