Field Trips & Teacher Resources

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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

                                      Teachers/staff FREE

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.

Tours are tailored to the interested of the group. Please contact the Education Department to discuss your specific situation.

Virtual Options

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

Teacher Resources for Pre-, During or Post- Visit Education

Redwood Forest EdVentures Curriculum

Expand the learning opportunities for your school group with a redwood forest adventure using these curriculum resources which are ideal for students in 3rd-5th grade. Learn More

Be a Salmon Saver: Watersheds

Expand the learning opportunities for your school group with a lesson on watersheds and salmonids using these curriculum resources. Learn More