Field Trips

Bring Your Education or Camp Group on a Zoo Field Trip!

Field trip descriptions and flyers are listed below. Please take a moment to read our ratio and scheduling information first!

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.

Scheduling and Contact 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.
  • When scheduling, please have the following information ready:
    • 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).
  • To schedule a Self-Guided Safari field trip during the school year:
  • To schedule a Guided Encounter, Critter Tales, Hands-on Animal Detectives, Zoo School or Bear Zoo School field trip:
    • Review the program descriptions (see flyer below) to find the right choice for your group.
    • Have your scheduling information ready (see list above).
    • Contact Nathan Hollenbeck at or (907) 341-6458 to schedule.

Field Trip Program Descriptions:

Note: Annual passes cannot be applied to these programs due to staff time.

Kids love BEAR ZOO SCHOOL! Download the Bear Zoo School flyer (PDF)

Download our 2017/2018 Field Trip flyer (PDF)