All rates and fees are subject to change.
All children (ages 1 - 12 years) and adults/teens (ages 13 years and older), including FOTAZ members, are charged the group rate.
Zoo memberships are not valid for group visits. Memberships were designed for an individual, couple or family experience and not built for group trip usage.
Because we serve a large volume of group trips each year, it is necessary to serve group trips efficiently in order to provide good customer service for all visitors.
Free education programs are presented by the Education Department and feature our education animal ambassadors.
On the group trip reservation request form, choose the program that best fits your learning objectives and select a time. If your selected time has already been booked, we'll contact you with other available times to choose from.
Children and adults may be unloaded at the Zoo Entrance, but please be respectful of other buses behind you waiting to unload.
Bus parking is available behind Bringhurst Baseball Field and the Youth Baseball/Softball Complex. Due to limited parking spaces, buses are not permitted to park in the Main Parking Lot.
Name tags should be worn by children and adults. Please include the individual's name and group/organization on tags.
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 or if a child is separated from your group, please alert a zoo staff member for assistance.
Registered 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.
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 Palm Cafe customers only.
Shaded, grassy public areas adjacent to the zoo can accomodate picnicing groups.
Arrangements for lunch or snacks should be made directly with the Cafe and CANNOT be made through the Zoo office.
Kids options include hot dog, corn dog, or ham and cheese hoagie meals. Adult options include hamburger or cheeseburger meals.
A final count at least one week prior to your scheduled field trip is requested. A 24 hour cancellation notice is required.
Are you ready to ride the rails? Embark on an wild adventure featuring fun audio tracks with educational themes such as habitats, predators, animal trivia, and more. Train tickets are required for ages one and older.
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 coati.
Quarters are needed for the dispensers. Proceeds are used for Zoo projects.
Kids can spin coins for conservation at the "Change the World" wishing well located near the train station.
Visitors can create penny souvenirs at the penny machine adjacent to the zoo office. The machine requires two quarters and a penny.
All proceeds from the wishing well and penny machine are used to benefit animals and conservation projects.