School Field Trips

The Zoo is the perfect place for a fun and educational field trip.

Schools must book field trips in advance at the link below.

School Pricing

April 1 through October 31

For schools in Monroe County:

$5 per student | 1 adult per 5 students is free

$5 per each additional adult 

 For schools outside Monroe County:

$6 per student | 1 adult per 5 students is free

$6 per each additional adult

November 1 through December 31

 For schools in Monroe County:

$4 per student | 1 free adult per 5 students

$4 per each additional adult

For schools outside Monroe County:

$5.50 per student | 1 free adult per 5 students

$5.50 per each additional adult

For additional fees, you can add on one of the below experiences to your field trip.

Animal Presentations + Expeditions

Animal Presentations

These interactive learning experiences make a terrific addition to your Zoo Visit! These presentations allow visitors of all ages to get up close and personal with our Animal Ambassadors from our education animal collection. These animals are not visible on your typical Zoo visit; they are only available to see with one of our themed Animal Presentations.

Each experience lasts about 45 minutes and includes three or four live animals, interactive activities and animal-related artifacts.

COST

$100 for up to 30 students; $85 for each additional group of 30. This fee is in addition to your discounted school admission per student.

Expeditions

Think field study and fun! A professional Zoo Educator will lead your students through a thematic, interactive experience! Expeditions take place in and around the Zoo and bring learning alive. Each Expedition comes with pre-visit materials to help your students get the most out of their visit.

All of our programs meet New York State and Common Core Learning Standards and can be tailored to meet the needs of your class.

COST

$100 for up to 30 students; $85 for each additional group of 30. This fee is in addition to your discounted school admission per student.

Helpful Information for your Field Trip

Before you arrive

How to prepare for your visit to Seneca Park Zoo

  • Do a head count of students and chaperones.
  • Have your payment ready, along with your total numbers, to provide to our Admissions staff.
  • Circulate Chaperone Guidelines to all attending staff and chaperons.
  • Provide nametags with your school name (school shirts work well too!).
  • Label your lunches and be prepared to carry them to a designated picnic area.
  • Practice Zoo Etiquette:
    • Respect the Animals– always use quiet voices and do not tap on enclosure barriers such as glass or fencing. Do NOT feed the animals.
    • Be Safe – stay on pathways and do not climb or run. Stay together!
    • Play in designated areas only.
    • Keep the Zoo Beautiful– Throw away all litter and recycle.
    • Be Courteous– be respectful of other guests in the Zoo.

Practice makes perfect: acting out proper behavior in advance will help your students remember Zoo Etiquette when they are here.

When you arrive

When you arrive:

  • Wait with your group on the bus and wait for unloading instructions from Zoo staff.
  • Unload with your group and wait in your assigned waiting area.
  • Have your total headcount and all payments ready.
  • Bring lunches to Designated Picnic Areas- either on the Lower Road or under the tent next to the Tiger Exhibit.
  • If you have scheduled an educational experience an Education staff member will meet you at the Front Gate.