Alexandria Zoo is a fabulous outdoor classroom and our staff is ready to assist teachers, making your school field trip an experience to remember while reinforcing classroom teaching.
CASH | BUSINESS / ORG. CHECK | CASHIER CHECK | VISA OR MASTERCARD | PURCHASE ORDER*
*School or business purchase orders can be accepted if arrangements are made with the Zoo office at least one week prior to your visit.
Change cannot be given to an individual if checks are not made out accurately. The remaining balance will be mailed to the school.
REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN ONCE A GROUP HAS ENTERED THE ZOO. Unused train tickets are non-refundable but can be used on another visit.
*ALL RATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.*
Rate available for those who enter the Zoo together and are paid for in ONE transaction by the Group Representative. All individuals included in the group count, including those under 4 and FOTAZ members, are charged the group rate.
Rate available for teachers, teacher aides, bus drivers, and students who enter the Zoo together and are paid for in ONE transaction by the Group Representative.
(*ONE teacher per class will be admitted free. Additional teachers will be charged. Must show School ID to be admitted free.)
(**Must show School ID to be admitted free)
Minimum ONE adult per 10 children (all ages). If your school, camp or other organization requires more adults per 10 children, you must provide more chaperones.
Programs featuring our education animal ambassadors are presented by the Education Department. Lessons are customized to adhere to Louisiana's state-mandated standards of learning and taught using scientific inquiry.
Programs last 20 minutes and must be scheduled in advance when submitting an online reservation request.
Buses should unload students at the Front Entrance. Bus parking is available behind Bringhurst Park Baseball Field.
Picnic areas inside the zoo include the playground and Picnic Pavilion. These areas are limited and cannot be reserved. Seating at the tables at the Palm Cafe is reserved for customers only.
Shaded, grassy public areas adjacent to the zoo can accomodate picnicing groups: ZOO PARKING LOT and BIG ISLAND (on Babe Ruth Drive). Teachers can receive a hand stamp that will allow the entire class to re-enter the Zoo after lunch outside the Zoo.
Registered Field Trip groups are permitted to bring in lunch. The Zoo does not provide monitored lunch storage due to lack of space. Lunch items and ice chests are the responsibility of the group.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS OR STRAWS MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE ZOO.
School IDs or name tags should be worn by students and teachers. Please include the name of the child, teacher’s name, and school on tags.
These can be wrist bands, adhesive tags, or may be attached to the student with string. Please DO NOT use safety or straight pins as they are a serious health hazard to the animals if they fall off.
If you need assistance while at the zoo, proceed directly to the Zoo Office at the front entrance where we can provide the help you need. In the event of injury please alert a zoo staff member for assistance.
Arrangements for lunch should be made directly with the Cafe and CANNOT be made through the Zoo offices.
A final count at least one week prior to your scheduled field trip is requested. A 24 hour cancellation notice is required.
Kids options include hot dog, corn dog, or ham and cheese hoagie meals. Adult options include hamburger or cheeseburger meals.
Teachers may contact the Zootique prior to a scheduled visit to arrange for souvenir bags to be prepared for each student. The Zootique manager will work with teachers to prepare bags at an agreed upon price. Minimum 1 week notice required.
During busy times at the Zoo, Management may limit the number of students visiting the Zootique at one time.
Visitors can feed the koi at the pond near the train station. Fish food dispensers are located at the Train Deck and the deck by the hyacinth macaws. Quarters are needed for the dispensers. Proceeds are used for Zoo projects.
A "penny machine" that creates a penny souvenir requires two quarters and a penny. There is a wishing well near the train station where kids love to watch all types of coins spin and disappear.