Field Trip Checklist and Fees
School Entry Fees for
School Years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
||One free adult with each 5 paid students
|Special Event Fee: Math Day, World Language Days
||$3.00/student plus applicable entry fee
||Contact Group Sales
Read the school catalog and visit our website at www.mnzoo.org. Use our Online Teacher Resource Center for pre-visit, post-visit and onsite activities and programs to connect your visit with your curriculum. Registration should be made at least two weeks in advance of a trip.
Have the following information available when registering:
- Number of students/chaperones
- Grade level
- Interested dates for field trips
- Arrival and departure times
- Any special needs
- Number of buses (Parking - $10/bus, $6/vehicle)
Consider additional programs:
Behind the Scenes Tours
To register, please complete the School Field Trip Request Form and return it to us. Once your request has been processed, you will receive a confirmation by email to confirm your date.
Print any pre-visit activities from website.
View teacher/chaperone orientation video and assign students to view the student orientation video.
Collect admission fees from students and adults. Remember MN Zoo Members may use their memberships to cover the adult or student admission. Teachers will need to present a copy of the membership cards to cover fees. Review confirmation information and check online for show schedule changes.
On field trip follow signs for buses and enter Zoo at main entrance or where school groups are directed. Bring the copy of your confirmation, an exact count of students and one check, charge or billing information to pay.
Home schools that are registered with their local school district are eligible to enjoy the school admission rates (above) Monday through Friday. One adult free per family. Home school students need to preregister at least two weeks in advance.
School groups are required to bring at least one adult for every fifteen students. Failure to provide the proper ratio of chaperones to students will result in denial of admittance to the zoo. Chaperones are required to stay with the students at all times and are responsible for students’ conduct and behavior. Chaperones are asked to enforce the following rules:
- Do not feed the animals
- Do not knock on the exhibit glass or harass the animals in any way
- Discard trash in the proper containers
- Respect the rights of other zoo goers; keep voices down, no radios or in-line skates.