Teachers & Schools
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. From characteristics of species, to adaptations for survival, to the wonders of nature, the San Antonio Zoo is the perfect classroom to introduce or reinforce your TEKS curriculum!
The San Antonio Zoo offers a special school group admission price for students, teachers, bus drivers, and adult chaperones of qualifying groups. Upon arrival at the San Antonio Zoo, please tell the cashier the name of your school.
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.
Please contact the Education Center at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Discounted School Group Rates are available only for education field trips that register and pay in advance.
Payment must be made before arriving at the Zoo in order to receive the discounted School Group Rate.
Payment options include credit card or school/district check. Purchase orders will not be accepted.
Click HERE to register for School Group Visits August 23, 2016, through February 28, 2017: $5/person
Click HERE to register for School Group Visits March 1, 2017, through June 4, 2017: $9.50/person
Your Title 1 School may be eligible for funding! Self-guided Tour Visits, October 2016 - February 2017, only. Please click here to read the criteria and determine your eligibility before completing the application (below).
APPLY for Title 1 School Visit Funding Now!
Want an interactive, TEKS-aligned (K-5th grade) classroom program during your next Zoo visit? The Real.Wild.Classroom. program 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 2 weeks in advance.
Click HERE for available topics per grade level.
9:45 am -11:15 am
Cost per person: $12
One person must pay for the entire group; includes Zoo admission
Contact: email@example.com or (210) 734-7184 ext.1501 to make arrangements for groups of 70 or more, or for more information.
Choose your own day of the week.
Cost: $50 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1501.
Behind the Scenes: Career Tours
For: High School and University Students
$25 per participant (includes Zoo admission)
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: email@example.com or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1501.
HELPFUL TEACHER RESOURCES:
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.