WHEN WILD MEETS LIFE
TEACHERS AND 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 introduce or reinforce your TEKS curriculum!
San Antonio Zoo offers a special school group admission price for students, teachers, bus drivers, and adult chaperones of qualifying groups.
Please contact the Education Center at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501, email@example.com to make any changes to your pre-existing registration.
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 online.
- Payment options include credit card or school/district check.
- Purchase orders will not be accepted.
School Group Visits
August 25, 2019– March 6, 2020: $5.00/person
March 7 – May 31, 2020: $9.50/person
School Group Visits
June 1 – August 31, 2020: $10.25/person
Title 1 Funding
The Title 1 Funding Application is open from September 1st to October 31st. 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.
Real. Wild. Classroom.
Available Monday – Saturday
Cost: $12 per person Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.com or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1501.
Helpful Teacher Resources
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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.