students entering Zoo

School Field Trips

Gain a new perception of the fascinating animal world by experiencing wildlife up close. 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.

class and Chilean flamingos

To Qualify for the School Field Trip Group Rate a Group Must:

  • Be at the Pre-K - college level and at a school recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education
  • Make a reservation online at least two weeks prior to visiting
  • Have a minimum of 15 PAYING individuals
  • Have all student, teacher and additional school personnel payments collected in advance and present payment at the Admission Gate as one single transaction. Your entire group must enter together at the time of payment. Those entering separately from the group will be charged full price. Please come with an accurate count.
  • Pay with cash, school check (Personal checks are not accepted), or Visa/MasterCard. Purchase orders are not accepted. (The Zoo is unable to refund overpayments made by check.)
  • Have a minimum of one adult (aged 21 years or older) per 10 students (through grade 12); a 1:5 ratio is preferred. College students must be accompanied by at least one teacher.
students entering Land of the Jaguar

Rates for Qualifying School Groups

All rates and fees are subject to change.

Student Admission $5.95 | Train $2.00 | Feed Stick $1.50
All students, including children 2 and under and FOTAZ members, are charged the group rate.

School Personnel Admission $5.95 | Train $2.00 | Feed Stick $1.50
One teacher per class (minimum class size 15 students) and bus drivers are admitted free with valid school ID. Additional teachers, teacher aides and other school personnel will be charged (must present valid school ID). Bus drivers must check in and receive a wristband if entering Zoo.

Parent/Chaperone Admission $8.95 | Train $3.00 | Feed Stick $2.00
Parent/Chaperone admission cannot be collected by teachers. Parents, chaperones and additional adults are not included in the school group count and don’t qualify for the group rate. Parents, chaperones and additional adults must pay separately from the group at the gate and are charged full price (or can use their FOTAZ membership).

Zoo memberships are not valid for field trip visits. Memberships were designed for an individual, couple or family experience and not built for field trip usage. Because we serve a large volume of field trips each year, it is necessary to serve field trips efficiently in order to provide good customer service for all visitors.

  • No refunds will be issued once a ticket is purchased.
  • No refunds or rain checks will be issued due to inclement weather. The Zoo is an outdoor facility with little indoor space. Please plan your trip to the Zoo accordingly based upon the anticipated weather conditions for that day.
  • No refunds will be issued to anyone removed from the Zoo for failure to follow Zoo rules.
  • Unused train tickets are non-refundable but can be used on another visit.

Ready to make a reservation request?

Request Your School Field Trip

For Chaperones

Chaperone Packet
Zoo Map