1944 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Located just east of the Intracoastal Waterway, this family entertainment center features go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, mini-golf, batting cages. Waterpark features a new 18,000 sq. ft. wavepool, eleven waterslides, 65-foot pirates play village and lazy river.
Art Connections at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Admission free Tues. evenings 4-9.
Children can use computers to study the principles of design, actually doing a rubbing or a collage. They can also learn about Florida history through paintings in the Cummer Museum collection.
Jacksonville Fire Museum
1406 Gator Bowl Blvd.
Displays include glass balls designed in the 1800’s to be filled with water and thrown at the fire.
1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.
10 acres of open space as well as state of the art playground equipment. Includes an area called “Safe City” which contains a child-sized city in miniature. This amazing miniature version of 4 blocks of Jacksonville features stores, schools, and Little Tyke houses. Tricycles and helmets are available for children to borrow and ride through the “city.”
The park contains a water park complete with squirt guns, sprinklers, jungle gyms, and a water slide.
Peterbrooke Chocolate Factory
1470 San Marco Avenue
Watch chocolate made into many delectable shapes and sizes. Free samples.
101 W. First Street
Tues.-Sat. 10-1. Children’s area: Wed. and Sat. 10-1.
Museum Admission free. Small charge for children’s area. The children’s wing of the Karpeles Manuscript Library is an educational, hands-on play area for ages 1-10.