Field Trips

Planning a field trip to the Zoo?  We have both self-guided and educator-led experiences available.  You can also plan to include a Giraffe Encounter for your students.  There’s even an outreach option for schools that are not able to bring students to the Zoo!

The discounted pricing below applies only to accredited K-12 schools using the Zoo as part of their school-day curriculum. After school programs, day care, camps, scouts, and non-Head Start preschools are eligible for Youth Service Group Program pricing.

Self-guided field trips

A discounted rate of $3.50 per person (students and adults) is available for up to 500 people per day.  To receive the discount, self-guided trips must be reserved at least 12-30 days in advance to secure the date using the self-guided field trip reservation form. Please be aware March – May fills up fast!  Please indicate three date choices, and remember to plan ahead for a better chance at receiving your first choice.  You may still come on a day that is filled to capacity, but your group will need to pay regular admission rates. Want information on adding a Giraffe Encounter to your visit?

*Please note that our busiest season is from Feb. 15th to May 15th. Many of the dates book early. We will do our best to accommodate your request.*

Request Your Self-Guided School Field Trip

Educator-led programs

Looking for a unique way for your students to explore concepts introduced in the classroom? Bring your class to the zoo for an adventure they won’t forget!

Click the button below for a menu of programs, as well as prices and other guidelines.

Educator-led Programs for School Groups

Outreach program

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! Our outreach programs feature live animals, and your choice of topics. We travel to schools, libraries, and other indoor common areas (sorry, no private homes). Click here to learn more about the program, and to submit a request form.