Outdoor Explore! Is the Jacksonville Zoo’s free family nature club. Each month we meet in a different location to explore the green spaces around our city and interact with the natural world! Outdoor Explore! is intended for children in 2nd-5th grade and their siblings of all ages!
Giving your child the opportunity to play outside is a precious gift with many positive benefits. Nature play helps kids to:
Be observant and focus attention
Boost academic performance
Enhance creativity, critical thinking, problem solving
Develop the use of senses
Develop respect for all living things
Discover and understand feelings
Develop social skills
Practice risk taking and risk assessment
Outdoor Explore! meets once a month at different locations around Jacksonville to participate in imaginative play and nature exploration as a family. Outings last from 10am-12pm.
Our March outing will be at Riverside Park.