School Field Trips

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

Schools must book field trips at least two weeks in advance by using the link below. A reservation is required in order to receive school admissions rates. Your visit is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email listing your field trip date and details.

School admission rates are available for UPK through 12th grade classrooms. Group rates are also available, and you can learn more about reserving a group visit. If you are not sure for which rate your group qualifies, contact a Zoo representative for assistance.

School Field Trip Policies

April 1 through October 31

For schools in Monroe County:

For schools outside Monroe County:

*Additional adults are $12 each

November 1 through March 31

For schools in Monroe County:

For schools outside Monroe County:

**Additional adults are $10 each

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! Animal presentations allow guests of all ages to get up-close and personal with an ambassador animal.

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

COST

$110 for first program; $95 for each additional program; programs are limited to 30 people in total. This fee is in addition to your ticket, which you can get here.

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 lasts about 1 hour and has students make observations and participate in interactive activities.

COST

$75 for first group; $55 for each additional group; groups are limited to 15 students. This fee is in addition to your ticket, which you can get here.

For additional teacher resources and funding ideas for your field trip, click here.

Every day is a great day to visit the Zoo. Experience life on the wild side, enjoy up-close animal interactions and support global conservation efforts—right here at the Zoo. Reserve your tickets now for quick and easy entry, and enjoy more time connecting with wildlife.

April 1 through October 31

November 1 through March 31

Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. for our Zoo members.
Open all year long. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.