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Please note: After researching and discussion with teachers, we have made changes to our field trip booking process and have streamlined things to be easier and more efficient for teachers and students. This new process will allow teachers to have their tickets in advance, bypass the ticket booth, and head straight to the entrance gate from the bus. These changes were not made lightly and our goal is to do what is in the best interest of students and teachers for a successful Zoo field trip.

School field trips

To receive discounted field trip pricing, your visit MUST be booked through our online registration system.

We recommend purchasing one month in advance. Tickets cannot be purchased within 10 days of your field trip and no changes can be made seven days prior. No exceptions.

Online field trip tickets for the 2022-23 school year are now available. 

All teachers must read and sign the field trip guidelines below. Email signed copy to 

Discounted Fort Worth Zoo admission for student groups:

Students, pre-K through fifth grade  $7.00

Students, sixth grade through college  $9.00

  • Payment is made by credit card at the time of registration/purchase.
  • We cannot admit groups without payment. No exceptions.
  • Bus drivers may receive a Zoo admission ticket if he/she presents a valid school district license at Guest Relations.
  • School groups receive one free teacher/staff Zoo admission ticket for every 10 students. Any additional district employees are $10 each. Any parents/guardians will need to purchase a full-price ticket. 

Book Your Field Trip! Field Trip Guidelines Order Lunches Refund Request Form

Parent Info Sheet

Be sure to check out our Women in STEM Pavillon on your field trip! Click here for more information.

Field Trip Registration

Watch this video for step-by-step registration instructions and helpful day-of tips!


Field Trips FAQs

Do you have availability for our group on a specific day?

Click here to view the field trip calendar. Days highlighted in beige are available for booking.  Days not highlighted are unavailable.

Can I get a quote/invoice?

Yes, you can print the shopping cart page of your registration and that serves as your quote.  It will have our name and address at the bottom of the printout. We do not send individualized quotes/invoices.

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.

I requested my school/company code but did not receive an email. What should I do?
Please check your junk/spam folder. If more than two (2) business days have passed since your request and you still have not received your code, you can email for assistance.
What does my purchase include?

Your field trip registration/purchase 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 registration/purchase. The cost is $175 and all presentations are subject to availability. Please 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?

The Zoo has several picnic areas throughout the park. You can find them on our map.

What is included in a lunch ordered through the 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. 

Can I mail my field trip check to the Zoo?

No. Field trip payment checks sent by mail will NOT be accepted. Payment MUST be made with a credit card through our booking system. 

Where can I get a final receipt?

Your reciept is included in your confirmation email.