Bringing your class to the Zoo
Field trips must be scheduled at least one week in advance to receive field trip admission pricing and schedule a visit to the Redwood Sky Walk and Barnyard.
Field trips may be scheduled Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm
Field trip admission: Students: $3.00/child
Chaperones: 1 parent for every 5students FREE, additional adults are subject to regular admission rates.
*individual/family memberships may not be applied to field trip/group admission
Visiting the Redwood Sky Walk & Barnyard
To ensure a safe and educational experience for students, classes are required to visit the Redwood Sky Walk (RSW) and Barnyard (BY) as part of a guided experience with Education staff.
Tours of the Zoo are also available and can be tailored to meet curriculum/theme objectives.
30 min Barnyard/Contact Corral ONLY: FREE
75 minute RSW + BY Tour: $35/class
45 min Zoo Tour: $35/class
To schedule your field trip please contact the Education Department at:
Guided Tours for Non-School Groups
Guided tours of the Zoo and Redwood Sky Walk are available to youth & adult groups including; scouts, clubs, etc.
Live Zoo Tour
This 1-hour program is conducted live with Zoo educators to allow for questions, conversation, and has the ability to be tailored to a specific topic or theme. Program includes 3 animal encounters, along with a walking tour of the Zoo, access to the Virtual Zoo Tour and Zoo Tube video playlist.
Program fee: $45
Virtual Zoo Tour
This virtual field trip consists of an interactive Zoo Map through Google Slides that allows teachers and students to click on exhibits throughout the Zoo to learn more about each species and hear from keepers during pre-recorded Keeper Talks.
Program fee: FREE
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