Time to plan your next field trip to the Minnesota Zoo, the state’s largest conservation education resource. A day at the zoo offers discovery, learning and more whether you opt for a self-guided experience or select from our menu of programs. Your visits are essential to fulfill our mission to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. The Zoo is a year-round destination that offers both indoor and outdoor adventures. PreK-12, college students and registered homeschools receive discounted school rates on regular school days, September 1, 2017– June 14, 2018, register at least two weeks in advance to receive these rates.

Add a naturalist lead program or use our teacher resources to add new dimensions to classroom and on-site learning with fun, unique, and engaging activities. We are committed to meeting your needs by providing active, inquiry-based programs designed to support K-12 Academic Standards and 21st century student learning skills. Learn more by clicking on the 2017-2018 Teacher Field Guide (available soon) or visit the other Schools & Teachers pages.

Information and registration for Zoo field trips during the 2017-2018 school year will be available August 1, 2017

 
2017-18 Fees
 
Before you register
How to Register

Book your field trip online and confirm your date now. The first page will take you to a log in page where you will need to create an account or sign in to an existing account. Click the button below to begin.

School Field Trip Reservation – Online Booking

To email a request download the School Field Trip Request Form by clicking on the button below, complete, save to your computer and attached to an email to educate@mnzoo.org or fax it in to 952-997-4838. Homeschools please register using the request form.
Download School Field Trip Request Form

If you have any questions Email Us, Fax: 952-997-4838, or call 952-431-9218.

Frequently Asked Questions
I’m registered now where can I find information on Zoo Programs, show times, animal trails, animal exhibits, and teaching materials?
Do you have financial assistance available for my field trip?
When will I get my confirmation?
Any special information to tell my bus company?
I have some families that have Zoo memberships, can they use that towards our field trip?
How many adults can I bring?
When and how do I pay for admission?
What plans should I make for lunch time?
What should I tell my students and chaperones about Zoo conduct?
Have a great field trip at the Zoo!