Did you know the Jackson Zoo first opened back in 1916? This is the second largest zoo in the state of Mississippi and it's also home to over 100 species of different animals from around the world.
Have A Day of Fun At The Jackson Zoo
1. Cool Off At The Jackson Zoo Splash Pad
Easily one of the coolest places at the zoo for both parents and kids is the Jackson Zoo Splash Pad. Admission to the pad is included in your general zoo admission. After a sunny day of meeting giraffes, chimps, and tigers, your child will love splashing around in the cool water. There is also a nice lounge area for parents to relax in too near the pad while the kids play.
Make sure to pack a towel and swimsuit for your child. If you forget, you can always purchase towels or goggles in the zoo's gift shop.
2. Choose From One Of The Exciting Jackson Zoo Birthday Parties To Celebrate Your Child's Special Day
If you want to throw a wild birthday party for your children without going wild yourself, the Jackson Zoo offers 6 perfect party solutions for you. From the Flamingo Fling to the Gator Gathering, each party package is filled with plenty of animals, zoo themed party supplies, and cake for everyone.
The Jackson Zoo Birthday Parties are designed for 12 children, ages 3 and up. Some of the party options even include a party captain or personalized guide to entertain the children so that you can sit back and enjoy the day.
3. And Make Sure To Grab A Jackson Zoo Membership If You Live Nearby
If you're just visiting for the day, tickets for adults and children (2 years and above) range from $7 - $11. Or purchase a Jackson Zoo membership if you live within a few hours of Jackson, Mississippi. An individual membership for (1) adult is only $25 for the year. If you plan to visit the zoo more than 2 times this year, then it is well worth it for you to purchase a Jackson Zoo membership.
Where To Stay When You Visit The Jackson Zoo
Book a stay at the award-winning Fairview Inn, a historic 1908 Colonial Revival mansion. Not only is it one of the few historic homes from that time remaining, it is also Jackson's only AAA four - diamond small luxury hotel.
Featuring 18 elegant guest rooms, the Fairview Inn is also family friendly. There's no additional charge for your children (12 and under) to share a room with you. This Mississippi hotel is less than 15 minutes from the Jackson Zoo, making it the perfect place to call home during your vacation in Jackson, Mississippi.
Photo Credit: Rufar / Adobe Image