HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES

Do you homeschool? 

Learn about our Homeschool Days, field trips and guided tours.

 
 
 

VISIT THE ZOO

Interested in bringing a group to the zoo for a field trip? You can choose to come on a self-guided visit (you would not attend a program and students would tour zoo grounds with their chaperone) or attend a guided program (available September through April each year).  

Whether you are attending a program or coming for a self-guided visit, the links below will help you schedule your day at the zoo and make the most of your trip.

School Rate or Group Discount

Zoo Visit Preparation Guide

Zoo Visit Chaperone Sheet

Review the Rules

School Groups Map

Exhibit Information

Connecting Classroom and Field Trip Learning

Zoo Visit Activity Sheets

Homeschool Programs

Preschool Programs for Schools

 

School Rates

This school year we will have three different rates available to school groups with reservations, depending on the time of year. If you are not a school group, but your are an organized group coming for educational purposes contact our registrar for available discounts.  All rates are per person, and require a 3 week advance written registration and a minimum of one chaperone for every six students.  A paper copy of a registration confirmation must be presented at the time of zoo entry to receive the discounted rates.

September 1 - March 31

$6.50

April 1 - August 31

$9.25

 

Car Parking

$5.25

Bus Parking

$15.75

 

Group Rates

Groups of 20 or more paying individuals are entitled to a 10% discount providing one person pays for the entire group and the group enters together through one entry at one time.

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School-to-Zoo Funding

Offered to King County Schools (Grades K-12)
Available September through April

Thanks to the passage of the King County Parks Levy in 2013, free admission and subsidized bus transportation are available to all King County (including Seattle School District) schools with a minimum of 30% of their students receiving free or reduced-rate lunches or a comparable level of scholarship. School-to-Zoo participants can register for a School-to-Zoo program, a Zoo Experiences for Students and Teachers (ZEST) program or can visit the zoo on their own as a self-guided group.

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Have A Safe And Respectful Zoo Visit

We want your students to have the best and most productive visit possible. We also want to ensure that our animals and other guests are not disturbed so taking a few moments to prepare your students for their trip is invaluable.

Prepare Your Students - Discuss Zoo Rules

  • Stay on paths.

  • Refrain from throwing food or objects into the exhibits.

  • Avoid tapping on glass or otherwise stressing the animals.

  • Keep the volume of your voice low when near exhibits.

  • Take advantage of recycling and waste containers throughout the zoo.

  • Stay with adult chaperones at all times.

  • No frisbees, balls, balloons or pets are allowed on the zoo grounds.

  • Stay on designated paths, viewing areas and grassy areas.

 

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REGISTRATION FORMS         

Already know exactly what you are registering for and just need the registration form? View the registration forms for:

  • school visits to the zoo
  • outreach programs to your classroom\school
  • teacher professional development


REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS

All registration confirmations are sent via email and will come to you from an address ending in @zoo.org.  Please make sure to read your confirmation and all attachments.  Please contact us if you do not receive a registration confirmation.

CONTACT

If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional help please contact the Group Registration Specialist at 206.548.2424 or send an email

 
 

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