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. 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.
Please contact the Education Center at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501, email@example.com to reschedule your visit, make payments, update your informatoin 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 recieve 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
Your Title 1 School may be eligible for funding! Self-guided Tour Visits, October - February, only. Click here for criteria. The application will be available on this webpage from September 1st - October 31st.
Click HERE to register for School Group Visits March 1, 2017, through June 4, 2017: $9.50/person
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1501.
HELPFUL TEACHER RESOURCES:
The DEEPEND Consortium is a team of scientists who will study the deep-pelagic Gulf of Mexico to learn about the animals that live there and their environment. Their studies will give us baseline information to help determine the impacts from natural disturbances and those caused by humans. Dante Fenolio, the San Antonio Zoo's Director of Conservation is taking part in this study.