Jacksonville’s Kids Free November

Kids Free November

After last year’s huge success, Visit Jacksonville and Jacksonville Mom are excited to announce the 2019 return of… Kids Free November! Jacksonville’s Kids Free November is a month-long event involving some of the most popular attractions on the First Coast. Let your kids explore, learn something new and spend some quality family time, even when you are on a budget, in Jacksonville! Many attractions are offering free admission to kids during the month, but others are offering free treats or family outings for children. Promotions vary by attraction so be sure to read the fine print and while no coupons are necessary, you may need to mention Free Kids November to take advantage of the deals.

Check out a list of participating attractions below, and trust us when we say our attractions are kid-approved! November is the perfect month to visit Jacksonville as the city hosts dozens of special sporting, music, cultural and holiday events that are also free to the public.

Jax Zoo & Gardens

Kid Free November

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens has been the First Coast’s premier education, conservation, and entertainment destination for over 100 years, and was recently ranked in the top 25 Zoos in the Nation by TripAdvisor. With more than 2,000 animals, 1,000 species of plants and award-winning exhibits, there is always More to See. More to Zoo. Join the Zoo in celebrating Kids Free November and in teaching our children the importance of preserving wild animals and wild places.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (ages 3-12) get FREE general admission with a paying adult. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

Main Event

Kids Free November Main Event

Main Event offers a unique, “EatBowlPlay” experience featuring state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms featuring the latest video and amusement, stylish billiards, energetic bars, and high-quality restaurants. In addition to providing free WiFi, guests rave about the superior value of activities including happy hour specials, combination deals, and the birthday, private and corporate parties/events.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (12 and under) will receive a 15-minute game card. This time card is 15 minutes of all you can play video games. No points or prizes awarded. Only valid day of. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

Kona

Color Me Kona

Kona Skate Park is one of the most iconic skateboarding parks in the world, and you can experience it in Jacksonville’s Arlington neighborhood.

Valid only November 1-30, 2019. For any adult ticket purchased, you will receive a ticket for a child (ages 7-17) for free. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

iFLY

iFLY

iFLY offers fully immersive virtual reality experiences that make flying even more fun! Feel a rush of excitement as you fly over some of the world’s most incredible destinations in virtual reality.

Valid only November 1-30, 2019. Kids (ages 3 to 12) will receive a FREE 2 Flight Experience for every Adult purchase of a 2 Flight Experience. Both experiences must be flown on the same day/same flight group to be valid. Must call to book. Not valid for online reservations or existing reservations.

Durkee Historical Society

Kid Free November

The main goal and original mission of the Durkeeville Historical Society is collecting and promoting the history of Durkeeville, a historically African American neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida and serving as a cultural literacy and resource center for all members of all the communities in Jacksonville. The center includes artifacts, research books and video history of the Durkeeville neighborhood.

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in the month of November 2019. Kids 3-13 free with a paying adult. Enjoy a tour and historical film. Children receive a free book.

Adventure Kayak Florida

Kid Free November

Adventure Kayak Florida offers more than just kayaking at our new location within Hanna Park, near Mayport Naval Station on the Atlantic Ocean. The park’s 60 acre freshwater lake is ideal to try kayaking for the first time, not to mention the excellent bird and wildlife viewing. Single and double seat kayaks are available for rent or rent a canoe to take the whole family out.

For any adult kayak or canoe rental purchase, you will receive a free kayak or canoe rental for up to 3 children (ages 7-17). Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts.

Catty Shack Ranch

Catty Shack Ranch

Catty Shack Ranch, Jacksonville’s #1 rated TripAdvisor Attraction, provides sanctuary for endangered big cats and educates the public about their plight in the wild. Their current residents include tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, a bobcat, and other animals. They offer daytime tours every Thursday afternoon and night feeding tours on Friday and Saturday nights, both allowing visitors to view all 40+ residents. Daytime tours are a great way to see our cats relaxing and enjoying the sun, while night feeding tours are a one-of-a-kind experience to see more than 600 pounds of meat be distributed to the big cats!

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (ages 3-12) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

Hours: Since Catty Shack is an all-volunteer organization, we are limited to the days we are open to the public. Please use the calendar to see the days you may visit us.

Cummer Museum of Art

Kid Free November

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers families a chance to experience art in an educational and interactive way. Through engaging exhibitions, stunning Gardens overlooking the St. Johns River, and an interactive education center, there is something enriching for the whole family to enjoy. The Museum also offers Family Guides to accompany your visit, full of fun activities to complete with the children in your life, capturing their attention and imaginations throughout the experience. Once you have enjoyed the exhibitions, pick up a watercolor kit from the Create kiosk and head into the Gardens to create your own masterpiece under the Cummer Oak. Through beauty, education, and hands-on activities, the Museum is sure to leave you and your little artists inspired.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (ages 12 and under) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult.

Jacksonville Icemen

Jacksonville Icemen

The Jacksonville Icemen, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose, announced they were awarded an ECHL membership in February 2017, beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Icemen begin their season at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, October 12 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Season tickets, partial plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling 904-602-7825 or visiting JacksonvilleIcemen.com.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Receive (1) free child ticket with each adult ticket purchase. Must be pre-purchased by calling the Icemen front offices at 904-602-7825 at least 48 prior to the game. Not available at the box office on the day of game.

MOSH

Kid Free November

MOSH features interactive, award-winning exhibitions such as Currents of Time, Atlantic Tails and JEA PowerPlay. The Museum’s most popular exhibits include the health science exhibition, Health in Motion and the Florida Naturalist’s Center, which houses animals native to Northeast Florida. Daily science shows, live animal shows, planetarium programs, and a children’s area – KidSpace – combine to ensure there is always something to stimulate the mind and awaken the imagination for guests of all ages.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (ages 3-12) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

Kayak Amelia

Kid Free November

Amelia Island is surrounded by State and National Parks. These protected, wild lands are perfect for wildlife viewing and just getting away from it all. These fragile environments need to be protected from human encroachment and the best way to accomplish this is to get people to spend time in the environment and learn the stories of the critters that live there. Kayak Amelia is the official concessionaire in Talbot Islands State Parks, offering guided kayak, SUP and Segway eco-tours as well as kayak, stand up paddleboard & bike rentals, SUP instruction, SUP yoga, and a summer kid’s camp.

One child (age 12 and under) can go free on a guided kayak tour or rental. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discount. This offer is not intended for schools or organizations. Not valid Thanksgiving weekend.

King Pins Bowling

Kid Free November

King Pins Bowling Center, owned and operated by The Potter’s House International Ministries, was created with you in mind. We are located inside the Kingdom Plaza at Normandy Mall, with Twenty USBC regulated lanes, full-service snack-bar, pro shop, arcade games, and pool tables. We offer the perfect place to host birthday parties, fundraisers, and corporate events. Our helpful staff will cater to your needs and ensure a memorable experience.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (ages 3-12) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

The Ritz

Kid Free November

The Ritz Theatre and Museum is the premier African American arts facility in the historical LaVilla area of downtown Jacksonville. The beautiful facility houses a 400-seat theatre and a museum and gallery which features a permanent collection and traveling exhibits from around the country.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (ages 3-12) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

MOCA

Kid Free November

With fascinating and fun events popping up each week, you always have a new reason to visit MOCA Jacksonville. MOCA Jacksonville is located in the heart of downtown across from Hemming Park and is open six days a week, including Thursday evenings. Parking is easy with many metered spots within a few blocks or a garage

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2019. Up to 5 children (ages 3-12) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult. No coupon necessary. Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

Sweet Pete's

Birthday Party in Jacksonville - Sweet Pete's Candy

You don’t want to miss the sweetest spot in Jacksonville, Sweet Pete’s! Swing by their Downtown location where you’ll find 20,000 square feet of fun! Inside you will find a candy factory with an interactive gallery, two large retail areas, Candy Apple Restaurant and Bar, a rooftop patio and dessert bar! Build Your Own Candy Kabob at Sweet Pete’s Candy. Kids can create their own candy skewer every Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00p to 6:30p in November. Kids will get to choose from a variety of sweet treats including an array of Sweet Pete’s exclusive gummies, full of fun flavors and shapes like the popular Pete Rockin’ Bear.

Valid only November 1-30, 2019. Tuesday – Saturday from 4p to 6:30p. Up to 3 children (ages 3-12) per adult chaperone. No coupon necessary. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.

Jacksonville Symphony

One of the nation’s top regional orchestras, the Jacksonville Symphony offers a variety of live symphonic music in the acoustically superb Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, and engages the community in many ways throughout the First Coast and statewide.

Children between the ages of 7 and 17 are able to attend certain concerts for free with an adult single ticket purchase. More information can be found on our website.

Vicky Lane
Vicky Lane is the co-owner and co-founder of Jacksonville Mom (formerly Jax Moms Blog). Since 2012, she has been overseeing the content and technical side of Jacksonville Mom. In this role, she manages over 30 writers and works closely with the managing editor to provide the most relevant content for the Jacksonville parenting community. In her previous career, Vicky obtained her Masters in Education and served as University Registrar at the University of North Florida. Wife to adoring husband John, her love for all things “Mom” began in 2010 when their son Brendan was born. Vicky chose to put her full-time career in higher education on hold to spend time with her new baby, giving her a new respect for motherhood and parenting. In June 2012, John and Vicky welcomed sweet Audrey to the family. Vicky has created an amazing circle of Moms who are continuously seeking new ways to enrich their children’s lives in and around Jacksonville. Being part of the creation of an online parenting resource and small business that serves the great Jacksonville area has allowed her to flourish in a successful career while remaining present for her family.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I would love to get this ultimate guide for free November events with the kids.sounds like we will have an interesting and fun filled November.what a GREAT way to end this year.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here