Everything you need to plan and book your zoo field trip in one place, including homeschool resources.


The steps below will guide you through the process of planning your visit, connecting your trip to your curriculum and preparing your students and chaperones for their time at the zoo.

Please note - Beginning Tuesday, April 23 both gorilla habitats will be closed for habitat modifications. All gorillas will be off public view for the duration of the work. 

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   Step 1: Education Rate Eligibility

   Step 2: Check for Date Availability

   Step 3: Submit Your Registration

   Step 4: Receive Confirmation

   Step 5: Plan for Curriculum Connections

   Step 6: Gather Materials and Prepare for a Successful Visit



Out of respect for animals, other guests, and zoo grounds, we ask that students:

  • Stay with their adult chaperones and group at all times.
  • Stay on designated paths, viewing areas and grassy areas.
  • Do not throw food or objects into the exhibits.
  • Do not tap on glass or otherwise stress the animals.
  • Be quiet near exhibits.
  • Use recycling, compost and waste containers throughout the zoo.
  • No frisbees, balls, balloons or pets are allowed on the zoo grounds.



We look forward to seeing you at the zoo!

If you have additional questions, please contact the registration office at 206.548.2424 ext 2 or





Self-Guided Visits

Homeschool groups are welcome to come to the zoo for self-guided field trips any time of the year. By registering three weeks in advance, homeschool groups can qualify for the reduced admission education rate (September 1 - March 31: $6.75/person; April 1 - August 31: $9.50/person). Please follow the steps at the top of this page to book a field trip.

Ambassador Animals Program - Zoo Experience for Schools
Attend an Ambassador Animals Program on-grounds on select days in the fall and spring.
October 4, 2018 - November 16, 2018: Thursdays and Fridays
March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
For additional information about these programs, please see our 2018-2019 program schedule.


For additional questions or assistance, please contact the registration office at 206.548.2424  ext 2 or