The Jacksonville Zoo is a wonderful place to spend the day! They have every kind of animal you can think of. The Emerald Aviary is our particular favorite! You can spend all day in the aviary watching the ducks, parrots, and other birds, and you will still not see them all! The jaguar exhibit is fairly new and is gorgeous! The jaguars look so happy and at peace in their new home. Another favorite is the walkways above the African exhibit. Wooden walkways bring you up close and personal with Rhinos, Giraffes, Elephants, Deer, and more. It's so nice to be able to see animals in a more natural environment without having to look through a chain link fence!
The monkey and Gorilla exhibits are nice, as are the Flamingo and Florida wildlife areas.
There is a wonderful train that takes you around the entire park and a nice playground at the back of the park overlooking the St. Johns River. It's a nice diversion for the kids to run off some energy before heading home!