Daycares are not eligible for the student group rates. Please click here for special pricing.
Discounted Zoo admission is available to student groups by reservation only. Eligible student groups include public, private, parochial and home schools, as well as Head Start programs. Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance of your Zoo visit. The student group reservation is complete when the lead teacher receives the registration confirmation email.
Discounted Fort Worth Zoo admission for student groups:
|Students, pre-K through fifth grade
|Students, sixth grade through college
|Additional adults after one free chaperone for every 10 students
- Bus drivers may receive a Zoo admission ticket if he/she presents a valid school district license at Guest Relations.
- Please bring payment to the ticket booth on the day of your scheduled trip.
- Do not send your payment to the Zoo – it will be returned and may delay your visit.
- We must receive payment at the time of your visit. We cannot admit groups without payment. No exceptions.
Book a Field Trip
Field Trip FAQs
Do you have availability for our group on a specific day?
to view the field trip calendar. Days highlighted in lime green are available for booking. Days highlighted in light grey are unavailable.
Can students and parents use their Zoo membership for our field trip?
Yes! Please do not include Zoo members in your field trip count. On the day of your field trip, Zoo members will need to bring their Member IDs and will enter separately from non-members.
Can I get a quote for my field trip before booking?
After making your reservation online, you will receive a confirmation email with your quote attached. Final head counts will be made at the ticket booth on the day of your field trip. You will only be charged for the number of children and adults present with you at that time.
What does my reservation include?
Your field trip reservation includes discounted admission for all attendees. Field trips are self-guided.
Can I add an educational program to my field trip?
For groups under 100, a 25-minute outreach presentation featuring 3 live animals can be added to your reservation. The cost is $175 and all presentations are subject to availability. Please reply to your confirmation email to check availability.
How much is parking?
School busses park for free! All other vehicles pay $5 when they enter the parking lot on field trip day.
Can we bring our own lunches/coolers?
Yes! Groups are allowed to bring packed lunches and coolers. Please keep in mind, the Zoo does not provide space or transportation for these items.
Is there an area where our group can meet for lunch?
What is included in a lunch ordered through Zoo?
Lunches include a hot dog, chips and a drink. If you would like to order lunches through the Zoo, you can fill out the form below.
Can I mail my field trip check to the Zoo?
No. Field trip payment checks sent by mail will NOT be accepted. Your payment will be made on the morning of your field trip. You may pay with any combination of the following: school check, credit card, or cash in one transaction.
Where can I get a final receipt?
Your lead teacher will receive a receipt at the ticket booth after payment is processed on the day of your field trip.
Lunch order form
Please note that lunches must be pre-ordered and pre-paid no later than 14 days before your field trip date.