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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.

Group rates apply to educational groups who register in advance on our website.

School Group Rates June 5, 2016, through August 21, 2016:  $10.25/person

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.  


Teacher Workshops

Looking for a fun way to earn CPE credit hours while learning more about animals?  Come to the Zoo and get TEKS-aligned activities to use in your classroom while also exploring the Zoo!

Cost: $40 per person (All grade levels, 6 credits)
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


July 30 - Project Flying Wild 
August 13 - Biomimicry

Contact: or 210-734-7184, Ext. 1501.



Want an interactive, TEKS-aligned classroom program on your next Zoo visit? Book a Real.Wild.Classroom. 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 2 weeks in advance. Contact: or (210) 734-7184 ext.1501 for more information.

Offered Monday-Saturday
9:45 am -11:15 am (Time can be adjusted to fit your needs!)
Available year round
Cost per person: $12
One person must pay for the entire group; includes Zoo admission
This program enters through the Education Center, not the main entrance to the Zoo!
Click here for available topics per grade level. (Please email with the topic you have chosen.)



School Overnights

Choose your own day of the week.
Cost: $50 per participant
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, TEKS-aligned 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.


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: or call (210) 734-7184 ext.1501.



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.