To register for a field trip please read the following information, then register below.
The 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.
The San Antonio Zoo offers a special school group admission price for students, teachers, bus drivers, and adult chaperones of qualifying groups. To receive this rate, please notify the cashier that you are visiting with a school group, and which school you are with.
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.
School Group Rate: $8/person
The Zoo is a great classroom for all school ages and subjects! Bring students for a self-guided tour and enjoy docent presentations at various locations throughout the Zoo, Tuesday through Friday. Check out the map for the Keeper Connection schedule. Students will be able to interact with the keepers and see them train or feed the animals. For the most enjoyable trip, schedule visits Monday through Wednesday when the Zoo is less crowded.
School Group Rate: $8/person
Special Needs Adult (15 years and older): $7.50
Special Needs Child (Ages 3-14): $6.00
School field trip funding applications have closed for the current school year. Please check back in September 2014 to see if funds are available for the next school year.
If you need to reschedule your field trip to another date, please contact the Education Center at (210) 734-7184 ext.1501. Registering online for another field trip will result in duplicate reservations.
(One person must pay for the entire group; includes Zoo admission)
Want a hands-on, TEKS-aligned classroom program on your next Zoo visit? Book a R.W.C. program that includes an animal presentation, biofacts, themed activities and a guided tour. This 1.5-hour program is appropriate for all grade levels but must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance. Contact: LReynolds@sazoo.org or (210) 734-7184 ext.1504 for more information.
Click here for helpful information about Real.Wild.Clasroom programs!
Grades K-6 (Students will be separated based on grade level)
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $15/member adult and child; $25/nonmember adult and child; $10 extra participant (adult or child)
Read the description of each class on the registration page.
Oct. 9 Animal Enrichment Nov. 1 Nocturnal Tour 6:30pm (Must be 6 years old; no strollers please!)
Nov. 6 Amazing Africa Nov. 15 Nocturnal Tour 6:30pm (Must be 6 years old; no strollers please!)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Looking for a fun way to earn CEU credit hours while learning more about animals? Explore the Zoo and get TEKS-aligned activities to use in your classroom.
Nov. 8Things That go Bump in the Night! (6 p.m. nocturnal tour; all grades; 4 credits) Nov. 9 Flying Wild! (All grades; 6 credits) Jan. 3Africa Live Overnight ($50; all grades; 6 credits) Jan. 18 Teacher Keeper Experience (Limited to 12 participants; all grades; 4 credits) Feb. 8Jungle Love (All grades; 6 credits) Feb. 21 Things That go Bump in the Night! (6 p.m. nocturnal tour; all grades; 4 credits)
*Please note: All Teacher Workshop registrations close out one week in advance. *
Cost: Free to educators (No family members, please)
Time: 9:00 a.m. -10:30am
Join our monthly teacher orientation session for teachers BEFORE you arrive at the Zoo to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. Staff will provide information about buses, lunches and logistics. We will provide an overview of the Zoo and some suggestions to make your trip a great success. We will also go on a short tour of the Zoo to see any new exhibits or point out any new animals or births.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Saturday, Nov. 2
Saturday, Dec. 14
Saturday, Jan. 11
Saturday, Feb. 1
Saturday, Mar. 1
Saturday, Apr. 5
Saturday, May 3
* Please note: Teacher Orientations close out 3 days before the event. *
Cost: $15 per student; $25 per parent/student Oct. 19, 9:00 a.m. – Grades 1-5 (Elementary) Feb. 15, 9:00 a.m. – Grades 6-12 (Middle and High School)
Interested in a career at the Zoo or working with animals? Spend the morning with Zoo staff learning about what they do, requirements of the job, plus the challenges and rewards of working with animals. (Everyone in the program must be a paying participant.)
$50 per participant
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights throughout the school year
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Groups of 20 (minimum) to 100 participants (Please call if your numbers are greater than 100)
Join our weekday school overnights and imagine sleeping along the riverbanks of Africa with the hippos and crocs active all night long! Our overnights include a small animal presentation, TEKS-aligned activities, a night tour of the Zoo and more. A light nighttime snack and morning breakfast are included, as well as admission to the Zoo the following morning. For more information, contact: LReynolds@sazoo.org or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1504.
$25 refundable deposit upon return Check out time is for 2 weeks
Looking for some extra tools to help support your lesson plans in the classroom? Check out one of our teacher trunks! Each specially designed TEKS-aligned trunk contains activities, supplies and learning tools to enhance your classroom setting. (Trunks must be picked up at the Zoo Education Center, delivery not available.) For more information, contact: LReynolds@sazoo.org or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1504.
Grades K – 2 Feathered Friends
World of Animals
Grades 3 – 6 African Safari
Animals Behaving Wildly All Grades Biofacts (Skulls, skins and more!)
Behind the Scenes Career Tours
For: High School and University Students $25 per participant (includes Zoo admission)
1.5 hours long
Looking for a unique way to learn about the different types of careers at the Zoo and to go behind-the-scenes to see our employees in action? Book a Behind-the-Scenes tour with your group and visit one of our departments to see what it takes to run the Zoo on a daily basis. Dates and times are dependent upon the department’s availability. Programs must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance. For more information, contact: LReynolds@sazoo.org or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1504.