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Field Trips

Nothing's quite like a field trip to the Zoo.

Field Trip groups are limited to 40 total people and groups must register two weeks in advance.

Field Trip Form  Request a Program

All Field Trip groups MUST register at least two weeks in advance due to COVID-19 restrictions affecting the Zoo’s daily limit of guests. All groups are limited to a maximum of 40 people including all students, teachers, other adults, and any siblings. To register your group, please call 316-266-8211 at least two weeks ahead of your preferred date. Groups who would like a field trip program must register through the “Request a Program” button above at least two weeks ahead of the preferred date.

Groups that do not contact the Zoo in advance will be required to pay regular admission rates through the timed ticketing system. Your registration is not complete until you have either spoken to or received a confirmation email from an SCZ staff member.

Field Trip Admission Rates

Title I school* or non-Title I school
All ages $3.25 /person $5.25 /person

* Title I schools must schedule a free learning program with the Sedgwick County Zoo Education Department in order to receive the Title I price. All scheduled programs fulfill the learning program requirements for Title I admission. Please click “Request a Program” above.

Any organization may request a free Field Trip Program. All programs are in line with the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. Education programs must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Please click “Request a Program” above.

Prefer for the Zoo to come to you? Take a look at Zoo Reach.

STEM Safari Programs

Enjoy one of our STEM Safari Programs during your field trip!

STEM Safari programs are available throughout the school year and are held in the Cargill Learning Center. A program must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your visit. Programs may be included as part of your field trip admission. Scheduling begins in August for each school year. Contact us by clicking “Request a Program” above to find out if a STEM Safari is available for your trip.

Elementary, Middle School, and High School Classes

A STEM Safari program includes a presentation, student participation, animal biofacts (skulls, feathers, fur, etc.), and a hands-on learning activity. Programs are designed by grade, kindergarten through high school. Groups will be assigned to a program based on their grade level.

STEM Safari programs are available throughout the school year and are held in the Cargill Learning Center. Each free program must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your visit. Scheduling begins August 1 for each school year.

Each 45-minute program has a maximum of 90 students. At least one adult for every 10 students is required. A list of programs is available at the bottom of this page.

Please click “Request a Program” above.

Pre-K and Special Needs Classes

Each Animal Tales program is designed for preschool children. Educators who teach those with special needs may also consider these story-based learning adventures. Groups will be assigned an Animal Tales program at booking. Scheduling begins August 1 for each school year.

Each 30-minute program has a maximum of 50 students. At least one adult for every 10 students is required.

Please click “Request a Program” above.

Investigation Stations

Your students will interact, investigate and explore at our Investigation Stations!

Pre-K through 5th grade students will interact, investigate and explore at our Investigation Stations. Investigation Stations are offered in April and May. Times are limited and programs fill quickly. Scheduling begins August 1 for each school year.

Investigation Stations are designed by grade level and held at locations throughout the Zoo. Each class will be assigned to a program based on their grade level and preferred date.

Each 20-minute Investigation Station can accommodate one classroom per time slot per station.

Please click “Request a Program” above.

Zoo Careers

Programs about careers in the Zoo are available for middle school, high school and college students. Each 45-minute program has a maximum of 180 students.

Please click “Request a Program” above.

Summer Latchkey Programs

Please click “Request a Program” above to request an educational program for your Summer Latchkey group.

STEM Safari Programs

Kindergarten: Bare Necessities: The Things We Need
1st Grade: Growing Up Wild
2nd Grade: Habitats
3rd Grade: Life Cycles
4th Grade: Exploring Creature Features
5th Grade: Web of Life
Middle School: Genetic Jeopardy
High School: Is There a Doctor in the Zoo?

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