Planning a Field Trip

Choose the Philadelphia Zoo, the region's largest living classroom, as your field trip destination! Your students will enjoy an in-depth discovery of the 1,300 animals from around the world. Let us enhance your field trip with an interactive animal experience and be your partner for wildlife discovery, conservation, and environmental education.

Paid School Group 

Begin your field trip booking process by filling out our application.


Community Access Program

Does your school qualify for our Community Access Program? Learn more about this program and apply for a field trip here.

Field Trip Rates

Peak Season   Price
September 1 through October 31, 2015
Advance Group Admission
  $12 per person
April through June 13, 2016
Advance Group Admission
  $12 per person
Off-Peak Season   Price
November 1 through March 31, 2016
Advance Group Admission
  $10 per person
Additional tickets purchased on day of visit   $16 per person
Administrative fee for day of visit payments   $25 per reservation

Need lunch?

The Zoo offers a box lunch program.

Free admission is available for eligible Title I schools through the Zoo's Community Access Program (CAP) Grant.

Registration for 2015-2016 is now available. Please pre-register your schools for the 2015-2016 school year in the Community Access tab on this page. 

Payment Policies

The Zoo accepts school district purchase orders, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and business checks. Cash is accepted in person only. No personal checks.