Teacher Field Guide 2019-20Time 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 3, 2019– June 10, 2020, register at least two weeks in advance to receive these rates. We are committed to making visits more accessible, learn more about available financial assistance.

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 2019-2020 Teacher Field Guide  or visit the other Schools & Teachers pages.

2019-2020 Fees
Before you register
Register Now

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 use the School Field Trip Request Form by clicking on the button below. A confirmation will be sent within 10 days confirming a date. Homeschools please register using this request form. Click the button below to begin.
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?
What logistics and Zoo information is available to present to my students? See our Student Pre-Field Trip Presentation.
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!