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Discounted Zoo admission is available to student groups by registration only. Eligible student groups include public, private, parochial and home schools, as well as Head Start programs. We recommend registering/making your group ticket purchase one month in advance; tickets cannot be purchased within 10 days of your Zoo visit. The student group purchase is complete when the lead teacher receives the registration confirmation email. Daycares and summer school groups are not eligible for the student group rates. Please click here for special pricing.

Summer Student Groups

If you would like to book a group visit between May 26 and Aug. 13, 2023, please contact Event Sales at 817-759-7300 or

Please note: Summer school groups are not eligible for field trip pricing. 

School field trips

  • To receive discounted field trip pricing, your visit MUST be booked through our online registration system. Summer student groups are not eligible for discounted field trip pricing. 
  • Discounted field trip ticket sales for the 2022-23 school year have closed. Please check back in August to purchase tickets for a field trip for the 2023-24 school year. See you next year!
  • From May 16 to May 25, full-price tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth with cash or credit on the day of your trip. General admission tickets can also be purchased online in groups of 25 or less. Online tickets are discounted $1 and can be purchased here.
  • May 26 to Aug. 13, please refer to the summer student groups section above.

Planning a visit for the 2023-2024 school year? Get all the info below! 

  • To receive discounted field trip pricing, your visit MUST be booked through our online registration system.
  • Online registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open in early Aug. 
  • 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.
  • BEFORE BUSES ARE SCHEDULED AND PARENTS ARE NOTIFIED, we advise that you make certain that you will be able to purchase your tickets by credit card before the 10-day deadline.
  • All teachers must read and sign the field trip guidelines. Email a signed copy to
  • Lunches for your field trip will be available to order on this page when online registration opens.
  • Refunds are available through request. The form must be submitted within 5 days after the date of your field trip. 
  • Be sure to check out our Women in STEM Pavillon on your field trip! Click here for more information.

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. 

Field Trip Registration

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


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.


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.

What should we do if we want to come in less than 10 days and our date is no longer available?

Schools that have missed the 10-day deadline can purchase full-priced general admission tickets at the ticket booth on the day of their trip with cash or credit. General admission tickets can also be purchased online in groups of 25 or less. Online tickets are discounted $1 and can be purchased here. Wednesdays are half-price days and tickets can also be purchased in the same manner via the ticket booth or online. Free staff tickets are not available with any of these alternative ticket options.

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 purchased. The cost is $199 and all presentations are subject to availability. This program is for students and school staff only. Parents/guardians are not permitted to attend. 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. 

What is your bad weather policy?

The Zoo is open rain or shine. If you would like to move your field trip to another day due to inclement weather, we can move your tickets to a subsequent day. To move your field trip date, please email and include your purchase number. If you need to cancel, simply submit a refund request form here and your field trip will be refunded in full. 

Where can I get a final receipt?

Your reciept is included in your confirmation email.