School Field Trip Information

  • Reservations can be made starting 8/31/2020 for visit dates during the 2020/2021 school year.
  • At this time, reservation dates are only available 3 weeks out at a time so that we can adjust capacity limits as needed in accordance with guidance from State and public health guidelines.
  • Reservations can be made for visits Monday - Friday only and some black out dates apply.
  • Reservations must be made at least 1 week in advance of visit date.
  • Reservations are currently limited to no more than 50 in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order #163. 
  • The Zoo currently has timed entry in place.  Please plan to arrive in accordance with your assigned entry time.
  • Students may not carry backpacks inside the Zoo. Backpacks are allowed for teachers and chaperones only. Small drawstring bags are allowed for students to carry their belongings.  We encourage the use of refillable water bottles. 
  • Lunches are not allowed to be brought into the Zoo. Schools that bring their own lunches can eat at the Solar Point Picnic Area located in the North America parking lot before or after your Zoo visit.  There is no re-entry at this time.
  • Please print and bring your confirmation letter received via email for entry on the day of your visit. 
  • Buses can unload and park at North America in parking lot "A" or Solar Pointe. Do not park and unload at the Entrance.
  • School field trips require one adult chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones must remain with and supervise their groups at all times.
  • Please be sure to review the Zoo's current operations, health and safety information before planning your trip.
  • Face coverings are required while visiting the Zoo in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order #163.
  • Additional guests/parents/chaperones must purchase tickets online in advance for Zoo entry. 
Children on school trip observing the gyser

FAQ's for School Field Trips