Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens  



Jacksonville Zoo

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is growing and changing daily and is dedicated to consistently improving. Beginning in 2004 with Range of the Jaguar and continuing with Giraffe Overlook and Savanna Blooms garden, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is quickly becoming a world-class establishment. The Zoo has something for everyone with more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Whether you are a visitor to Florida’s First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife and the environment.

Visit Zoo’s website: www.jacksonvillezoo.org

The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 110,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

Visit the Cummer website at: www.cummer.org

Tree Hill

Located in the center of Jacksonville, Florida, Tree Hill Nature Center is THE place to connect with nature for individuals, school field trips, home schoolers, scout troops, business groups and families.

Schedule an Animal Encounter or a Guided Trail Tour today. Stop by with your friends to explore 50-acres and three eco-systems. Plan a family reunion or evening reception in the beautiful Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater. Enjoy fresh air, plentiful trails and an on-site butterfly house.

Visit Tree Hill’s website at: http://www.treehill.org/


First Coast Plein Air Painters (FCPAP)

The First Coast Plein Air Painters (FCPAP) is a group of enthusiastic and dedicated plein air painters based on the Northeastern Florida’s First Coastal line. 

“We come prepared to travel with pallets filled with coastal colors, carts rolling down unknown Florida’s terrain, traveling up and down Atlantic ocean, near marshes, rivers, and hidden ponds. We often not only observe the beauty of wildlife up close but we capture it in our paintings.  Florida is enriched agriculture and beauty. We find ourselves experiencing earliest beginnings of America’s roots through the monuments, plantations, and archeologist sites. We document our vision of fresh energetic plein air painting. Our paintings become our journals telling stories of a diverse locations along the North Eastern Florida’s Coastal line.”

Visit https://www.firstcoastpleinairpainters.org/