Field Trips

bring your education group to the zoo for a field trip. we offer many options to suit all ages.

Download our 2018/2019 Field Trip flyer (PDF)

Ratios and Minimums:

  • Groups must keep proper youth/adult ratios for safety on zoo grounds.

  • Adults and/or chaperones must be age 18 or older and graduated from high school.

  • Proper ratios are as follows:

    • Ages 12 and under require at least one adult per five youth.

    • Ages 13-17 require at least one adult per 10 youth.

  • Groups scheduling programs must also meet minimum number requirements. Your group must have 10 people or more to schedule a program.

General scheduling information:

  • Programs must be scheduled in advance or you will be charged the higher group rate at admissions. A minimum of 24 hours in advance is required.

  • Scheduling information to have ready when booking:

    • Program of interest, preferred date/time, number/age of students, contact person's information (name, telephone number, email address), school or group information (name, address, telephone number).

Self-Guided Safari Scheduling: 

  • To schedule a Self-Guided Safari field trip to the zoo:

    • ASD teachers: Please submit requests online through SchoolDude TripDirect, by logging into the Employee Portal.

    • Organizations outside of ASD during the school year: Contact Marva Stevens at or 907.742.4147.

    • Organizations outside of ASD during the summer: Contact Chance Wilcox at or 907.341.6458.

All other field trip scheduling:

  • To schedule a Guided Encounter, Critter Tales, Hands-on Animal Detectives, Zoo School or Bear Zoo School field trip: