Special thanks to the businesses for participating in our video series. All the featured businesses are paid website advertisers.
We care a whole lot about families on the First Coast. That's why we want you and yours to stay safe while still having FUN during these unusual times.
After all, we are in this together!
We're excited to bring you a new video series we're calling "Play it Safe Around Town!" Every other week, we'll bring you specially-created videos from some of our favorite family-friendly spots around town. You'll see how they're keeping families safe and what you can expect when you venture out for some fun.
We'll be bringing you a new edition every other week so stay tuned for the next edition!
Stay Cool at Jax Ice!
To kick things off, we're bringing you the first edition with Jacksonville Ice + Sportsplex!
Did you know that Jacksonville Ice is the only NHL-sized ice rink in Northeast Florida? There's something for everyone from family fun nights, cosmic skating, youth + adult ice hockey, and advanced figure skating classes.
Stay cool while having fun and check out this fun video and make your plans to head to Jax Ice!
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a true family adventure any time of year, with something for everyone including more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals, 1,000 varieties of plants plus the amazing Dinosauria exhibit now on display until November! One of our personal favs is the Land of the Tiger exhibit which recently won the 2020 USA TODAY travel award contest for Best Zoo Exhibit!
The Zoo really needs our support after being closed for two months so make your plans for a fun-filled adventure at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! Check out the video below to see all the steps they are taking to keep families safe during their visit to the Zoo!
We're taking you to the sweetest spot in all of Jacksonville - Sweet Pete's! Swing by their Downtown location where you'll find 20,000 square feet of fun! Inside you will find a candy factory with an interactive gallery, two large retail areas, an Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant, and a dessert bar!
They even have seasonal candy classes for a delicious way to get in the fall spirit including their always popular Smashing Pumpkins Class. Attendees enjoy a hand-tempering demonstration and make a three-dimensional chocolate jack-o-lantern filled with their choice of Sweet Pete's signature candies. Smash the pumpkins at home to enjoy the chocolate and the treats!
All classes are at 50% capacity to maintain social distancing. Check out the video below and book your class or plan your celebration!
Over 40,000 square feet of FUN, BRAVOZ has trampolines, laser tag, arcade, mini bowling, and even a ninja warrior course! It's our family's go-to whenever school is out or it's a rainy weekend day and also a great spot for birthday parties!
Museum of Science & History (MOSH) features interactive, award-winning exhibitions such as Currents of Time, Atlantic Tails and JEA PowerPlay. The Museum's most popular exhibits include the health science exhibition, Health in Motion and the Florida Naturalist's Center, which houses animals native to Northeast Florida. MOSH is open Thursdays through Sundays each week.
TOYTOPIA is MOSH's newest exhibit where you can take a nostalgic walk down memory lane featuring favorite toys from years past! Return to the joy of your childhood and experience the world's largest Etch A Sketch, a life-sized dollhouse, vintage toys from Hasbro, Crayola, Yo-Yo, and more!
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