JumpStart Animal Adventures is a personal computer game released in 2002. It teaches skills about nature, animals, and habitats for ages four and up. This game was also re-released as JumpStart Animal Field Trip in the JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten bundle starting in 2003.

It can be considered as somewhat of a sister game to JumpStart Explorers, as both feature fairly similar features, the same main characters, and a focus on a particular subject.

It was also released with Chick-fil-A Kids' Meals as part of a promotion for a limited time.


  • CJ
  • Edison
  • CJ's Nieces and Nephews
  • Frankie
  • Big Gray
  • Baby Bird
  • Tamandua Anteater
  • Leaf Cutter Ants
  • Titi Monkey
  • Baboon
  • Beaver
  • Big Brown Bat
  • Octopus
  • Hermit Crab
  • Whitetailed Deer
  • Crab
  • Elephant
  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra
  • Cheetah
  • Jaguar
  • Termites
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Moose
  • Porcupine
  • Racoon
  • Snowshoe Hare
  • Red Squirell
  • Red Fox
  • Jumping Spider
  • Zebra Butterfly
  • Vultere
  • Hippotamus
  • Giraffe
  • Lion
  • Lioness
  • Iguana
  • Spider Monkey
  • Two-Toed Sloth
  • Macaw
  • Toco Toucan
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Wood Turtle
  • Turban Snail
  • Sea Urchin
  • Sculpin
  • Sea Star
  • Spiny Lobster
  • Boa Constrector
  • Giant Tarantula


In this game, players enter Frankie's Animal Habitat Contest, advertised on TV and in JumpStart Habitat Magazine. Players travel to four different habitats: The Tide Pool, the Savanna, the rain forest, and the temperate forest.

In each location, the user must fill out Contest Sheets and complete mini-games. Whenever an animal is clicked, it will explain various facts about itself. Some animals also have mini-games associated with them, like the white-tailed deer, and some animals have songs associated with them like Big Gray the rhino.

The Contest Sheets consist of pages containing blank spaces for 6 photos, each blank space labeled with an animal descriptor such as "Carnivore" or "Makes its own shell". The user must take photos of animals that match the descriptions and place them in the correct spaces.

After finding all the animals, completing all the mini-games, and filling out the Contest Sheets, the player will receive a reward. The player can then collect stickers and craft ideas to print out.

There are three difficulty levels.



  • The game's icon is identical to that of its sister game, JumpStart Explorers.
  • Despite mentioning the Arctic and Desert biomes in the opening theme, neither of these appear in game. This opens speculation on whether they were cut from the game, or never made entirely.
  • The promotional Chick-fil-a release of the game contained a free trial to the then new JumpStart World.
  • Both the Crab and Whitetail Deer defense activities are almost identical in subject matter, gameplay, and design,


See JumpStart Animal Adventures/Transcript



Box Art