The zoo is coming to Jacksonville Ice on June 15th and things are sure to get wild! During our Penguins & Pals event, we are joining forces with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to benefit the Jacksonville Zoo Penguin Project. For just $15, you can meet Jax Cool and Salsa, Jacksonville Zoo’s mascot, ice skate, play games and participate in Lotsa Give-A-Ways!
Have you ever wanted to feed a penguin? Or visit the zoo at night? During this event you can win a Penguin Feeding at the Jacksonville Zoo, zoo general admission, family fun packs at Jacksonville Ice and Night at the Zoo tickets! With your admission, you get one penguin rubber ducky. Additional penguins are available for a $3 donation. The more rubber penguins you have, the more likely you are to win one of our fantastic prizes.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens first brought Magellanic penguins to Tuxedo Coast in 2010. The Zoo welcomed two penguin chicks in June of last year. These penguins are currently classified as a “threatened” species due to oil spills. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are working hard to save these fuzzy, artic friends. When you attend our Penguins & Pals events, you’re supporting Jacksonville’s favorite penguins.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens opened their doors in 1914 with their first animal, a red deer fawn. In 1924 the zoo moved the animals and relocated to it’s current address. Today, the zoo covers more than 120 acres and has been recognizes as a top 20 zoo across the nation. Today, more than 800,000 people visit the zoo annually and a staff of 250 runs the operation. As a public-private partnership, 600 volunteers assist at the zoo. Support one of Jacksonville’s longest-standing destinations when you attend our Penguin and Pals event on June 15th.
Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is ready for a summer of fun with unforgettable events, ice skating classes and money-saving deals. Beat the heat this summer and get the kids out of the house with a family trip to Jax Ice!