Plan a Field Trip

Thank you for choosing the Minnesota Zoo as your Field Trip destination! A day at the Minnesota Zoo offers discovery, learning and more, whether you opt for a self-guided experience or select from our menu of programs. A year-round destination that offers both indoor and outdoor adventures, our exhibit areas and trails include: Discovery Bay , Medtronic Minnesota Trail, Northern Trail, Russia’s Grizzly Coast, Tropics Trail and more!

The following groups are eligible for our youth/school group rate:

School and youth groups are comprised of 8 or more children ages 3 thru college, organized by a recognized provider such as:

● School (Pre-K through College)
● Day care
● School age care
● Scouting associations
● Park districts
● Faith-based organizations
● Community Education
● Non-profit organizations serving youth/families
● Homeschools (with a minimum of 8 youth)

Register at least two weeks in advance to receive 2021-2022 youth/school group admission rates.

PARTICIPANTS PRICING

School Year
September 7, 2021 to June 10, 2022

- Minimum of 8 youth to receive the group rate
- Youth ages Pre K–5th grade: $6 each
- Youth ages 6th–12th grade students: $8 each
- College age: $8 each
- Adult Chaperones/Teachers: One free adult per 5 paid students
- Additional Adults: $12 each
- Parking: $7 per car or $10 per bus

Summer or Holidays

- Minimum of 8 youth to receive the group rate
- Youth ages Pre K–5th grade: $10 each
- Youth ages 6th–12th grade students: $15 each
- College age: $15 each
- Adult Chaperones/Teachers: One free adult per 5 paid students
- Additional Adults: $15 each
- Parking: $7 per car or $10 per bus

Cancellation Policy for Field Trips

School/Youth groups have one option to reschedule.

If a group cancels a field trip visit less than 3 weeks in advance, they will be billed the following:
• 1 to 3 weeks: 50% of total
• One week or less: 100% of total

In an event of inclement weather where school or programs are cancelled, school/youth groups must call or email to say they are not coming. The group will then be rescheduled.

Minnesota Zoo Field Trip 2021-2022 Reservation Form

The Minnesota Zoo is currently working to develop an online system to allow teachers and youth groups to register for field trips, classes and tours online in our new environment of timed ticketing. In the meantime, please complete the following form to register for field trips.

Please note, as part of our new ticketing procedures, we are now asking for payment to be made by credit card or single check in advance of your field trip date. We are no longer able to accept memberships as a form of payment when receiving the group rate.

Complete this form to request field trip dates.





School/Organization Name*
Grades/Ages*
Lead Teacher/Chaperone First Name*
Lead Teacher/Chaperone Last Name*
Lead Teacher/Chaperone Email*
Day Phone*
Day at Zoo Phone*
Best Time to Contact
2nd Teacher/Chaperone Email
2nd Teacher/Chaperone First Name
2nd Teacher/Chaperone Last Name
School/Organization Street Address, City, State, Zip*
County*
School District Number*
Select three dates you would like to attend, with your preferred date as number one.

Date 1*
Date 2*
Date 3
Time - arrival/ departure: *
# of Pre K-5th grade students ($6.00 school year, $10.00 summer/holidays)
# of 6-12th grade (& college) students ($8.00; school year, $15.00 summer/holidays)
# of teachers/chaperones (one free with each five paid students)
# of additional adults ($12.00 school year; $15.00 summer/holidays)
# of paras requested (must be requested at time of reservation)
Number of Buses parking ($10)
Number of Cars parking ($7)

How will you be paying?
Payment is due two weeks in advance of visit. We strongly encourage paying by credit card, but can also accept a single check if that is the only method that your school is able to provide.
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Are you interested in attending additional programs? Additional fees apply. Classes are available from September 22, 2021 through May 13, 2022.

Zoo Classes $100/class (up to 30 students)
Class Topic
#of classrooms per grade/age level
#of students per grade/age level

Any Questions?

You will receive an email within 10 days confirming your reservation. Note, your date has not been confirmed until you receive a confirmation. If you requested a program the scheduler will contact you to arrange program times. If you have questions email [email protected]

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