Community Education

Schools and Other Community Groups 

Weekday Field Trips for Schools and Other Community Groups

Field Trip Information

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Wildlife Presentation

The Weekday field trip includes a 30 minute Wildlife Presentation given by the students of the Animal Care and Training Program in the Wildlife Theater. This will allow your group to see a variety of animals up close and learn more about each of them. Student presenters work to make the program appropriate for the age and grade level of the group.

Tour of the Zoo

Weekday Field Trips also include a 45 minute tour of the Zoo. Depending on group size, this may be a guided tour given by a student or a self-guided tour with students stationed around the Zoo to continue to educate about the animals you encounter. You will see animals such as Macaws and Monkeys, Tigers and Tortoises to name a few.

**As of 2/1 Alumni Aviary pathway will be closed to foot traffic and there is very limited viewing of these animals during construction.

Our Weekday field trip programming is a set time and is available throughout the year on select weekdays. 

Field Trip Itinerary:
10AM - Arrival & Check in
10:15AM - Seated for the Wildlife Presentation in Wildlife Theater
10:30AM - 11:00AM - Wildlife Presentation
11:00 - 11:50AM - Tour of the Zoo

We ask that all groups exit the Zoo after the scheduled Field Trip Programming. Our students move onto other academic classes and we do not have supervision to host your group past the scheduled time. Please see FAQs below about spaces to eat lunch.


A flat fee of $5 for all guests ages 2 & up, including parent chaperones. Teachers, aides and counselors are admitted at no charge. Payment is due the day of your visit and can be made by Check or Credit Card only. We do not accept cash. 

Making a Reservation

To request a Reservation please submit a Reservation Request at the link below. Your request will reviewed by our team before being confirmed. The reservation is not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation. 

Requests will be responded to as quickly as possible, if you have not received a response in 1 week please feel free to email us at or call 805-378-1441. We will respond to requests in the order they are received and do our best to accommodate your first date requested. Reservation requests made within one week of the visit date may not be accommodated.

Include all guests in your reservation request. We may not be able to accommodate additional guests beyond your original reservation or final head count provided. 

All dates up to June 7th are fully booked, and we are unable to accommodate reservation requests for dates preceding June 7th.

Already Made a Reservation Request?

You will receive an email confirmation when your request has been confirmed. If you have not received a response to your request after 1 week, please contact us, by email or at 805-378-1441

See Our Field Trip FAQs below to help plan a smooth Field Trip

Weekday Field Trips Frequently Asked Questions

It is our mission to provide our community a space for discovery and fun ensuring appreciation and respect of wildlife and the world we live in.