Teachers & Schools

San Antonio Zoo is one of the finest outdoor learning environments in South Texas! A zoo visit could be just what your class needs to spark interest in science and observational learning.  From characteristics of species, to adaptations for survival, to the wonders of nature, San Antonio Zoo is the perfect classroom to introduce or reinforce your TEKS curriculum!

Please contact the Education Center at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501, to reschedule your visit, make payments, update your information or adjust your participant numbers. Registering online for another field trip will result in duplicate reservations.

Self-Guided Tour

School group field trips are available year round. Groups qualifying for school admission rates include public, private, religious and home school groups, daycares, pre-schools, and after-school programs, YMCA, Head Start, colleges, and PCI.

Discounted School Group Rates are available only for school field trips that register
      -Payment options include credit card or school/district check.
      -Purchase orders will not be accepted.
      -Pre-payment strongly encouraged.

School Group Visits August 20 - November 15, 2018: $5.00/person  VIEW DATES/REGISTER

Safari School Days November 16 - December 14, 2018: $5.00/personVIEW DATES/REGISTER

School Group Visits January 7 - February 28, 2019: $5.00/person VIEW DATES/REGISTER

School Group Visits March 1 - June 1, 2019: $9.50/person VIEW DATES/REGISTER

School Group Visits June 2 - August 19, 2018: $10.25/person VIEW DATES/REGISTER

Title 1 Funding

Applications will open September 1 for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Through generous funding from various community foundations, the zoo is able to provide grants to a limited number of Title 1 schools to visit San Antonio Zoo. CLICK HERE for detailed information and eligibility criteria.


Available Monday - Saturday

Cost: $12 per person
Time: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Groups of 15 or more

One person must pay for the entire group; includes zoo admission

Looking for an interactive, TEKS-aligned classroom program for your next zoo visit? The Real.Wild.Classroom. program includes a themed program with an animal presentation, biofacts, and guided tour. This 1.5-hour program is appropriate for all grade levels but must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

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Exclusive Career Chat Upgrade*
Additional $10 per person

High School and College level classes have the opportunity to upgrade their experience by substituting the zoo tour with an exclusive Career Chat with one of our zoo professionals from a department of their choice. A professional from our Animal Care, Conservation, Horticulture or Marketing departments will make a special appearance to give your class a sneak peek into their daily activities. For more information, contact: or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1501.

*Career Chat upgrade is an additional $10 per person and must be booked at least three weeks in advance. 

School Overnights

Available any day
Cost: $45 per person
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 am
Groups of 20 or more

Grab your sleeping bag and bring your classroom to the zoo!  Overnight programs include small animal presentations, fun activities, flashlight tours, and more. An evening snack and continental breakfast are included, as well as admission to the zoo the following morning. For more information, contact: or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1501.


The DEEPEND Consortium is a team of scientists that studies the deep-pelagic region of Gulf of Mexico to learn about the animals and their environment. DEEPEND's studies give us baseline information that helps us realize the impacts from natural and human-caused disturbances.  Dante Fenolio, the San Antonio Zoo's Director of Conservation, is taking part in this study.