Peter Cottontail Express
Lovable Peter Cottontail enchants the young and young at heart with a
special kind of Easter Egg hunt designed just for train passengers. All rides
depart at 10am, 12noon, 2pm & 4pm.
Open Air Railcar Rides Locomotive
Adults $17 $50.00
Children (3-12) $11 limit
2 people in the Locomotive
Children under 2 FREE
Processing fee of $3 each plus sales tax will be added to ticket price.
Children 3-12 must be accompanied by an adult for locomotive rides. Children
under 3 not allowed on locomotive.
Saturday, April 19
Join Earth Day Jacksonville
and dozens of your favorite earth-friendly companies for a day for the whole
family during the Earth Day and Ecology
Fair. This annual event is celebrating its 24th year at The Landing and
features booths of educational and interactive displays, live entertainment
throughout the day on the main stage, giveaways and more. A children’s stage is
located on the West end, offering a variety of kid-friendly, hands-on displays.
The arts and crafts and activity tables allow children to create dozens of art
projects and crafts, all made from recycled and reusable materials. Some of
this year’s crafts include Earth Day binders, book marks, toss and catch game,
friendships bracelets and more. Patrons can also enjoy samples from local
organic stores and restaurants, learn about manatees in the manatee obstacle
course and have their face painted. All
activities are free and open to the public.
Tree Hill Nature Center
7152 Lone Star Road
April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
us at the Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater for a day of family fun featuring a
walk-thought butterfly exhibit, butterfly release (3:30 p.m. - weather permitting),
vendors of local/handmade items, food & drinks (proceeds benefit Tree Hill
and local schools), live music, face painting, a bounce house, animal
encounters, free kids' crafts and much more!
$5 – Adults $4 -
Seniors/Military/Students $3 - Kids
- Kids under 3 and members
All proceeds benefit science and nature education in Jacksonville.
PARKING NOTE: Parking is not available on site. We offer free shuttle service
to off-site parking at St. Andrews Episcopal and Parkwood Baptist Churches.
These shuttles run continuously from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at Jacksonville Zoo and
Party for the Planet. 10:00am
Learn how to take care of the earth by visiting
environmental and animal conservation booths. There will be children’s
activities, entertainment, prize drawings, and visits from Jazoo. The
Jacksonville Zoo will also be giving drivers of hybrid cars special treatment
with VIP front row parking in the Zoo’s general lot. Limited spaces available,
front row parking for hybrid cars only is on a first come, first served basis.
admission: Receive $2 off general admission when you bring in electronic
recyclables (old cell phones, printer cartridges or anything that plugs in
except tube TVs) or a minimum of five pounds of paper.