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Field Trips

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

Students will enjoy a front-row seat to some of the world’s finest creatures, combined with interactive learning experiences that bring nature to life.

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Field Trip Admission Rates

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

* Title I schools must show evidence of status and schedule a free learning program with the Cargill Learning Center.

Programs must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Both STEM Safari and Investigation Station programs fulfill the learning program requirement. Find more information about our Title 1 Bus Program here.

Please note: All organizations must contact the Cargill Learning Center at least two weeks in advance of visit to receive field trip admission rates.

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.

Pre-K and Special Needs Classes

30-minute program. Maximum of 50 students per program. At least one adult for every 10 students is required.

Enjoy an “Animal Tale” themed program:

Elementary, Middle, and High School Classes

45-minute program. Maximum of 90 students per program. At least one adult for every 10 students is required.

Each program will include a presentation, audience participation and animal biofacts (skulls, feathers, fur, etc.) as well as a hands-on learning activity.

Investigation Stations

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

This 20-minute presentation is included as part of your field trip admission. Each presentation can accommodate one classroom. Scheduling begins in August for each school year. Investigation Stations fill up quickly! Contact us by clicking “Request a Program” above to find out if an Investigation Station is available for your trip.

Investigation Stations are offered in April and May at 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30 a.m. Investigations stations are held at locations throughout the Zoo and there is a maximum of one classroom per 20-minute program.

Pre-K – 2nd Grade, Special Needs Classrooms

3rd – 5th Grade, Middle School

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