We look forward to your visit and hope you have a wonderful experience exploring our Zoo. Over 200,000 school children visit us each year. We ask school groups to follow our rules and respect our animals and property.
To help prevent any problems, and for the safety of your students, you are required to bring enough adults to assist your group:
Grades Pre-K through 2: 1 adult/5 students
Grades 3-12: 1 adult/10 students
Classes including students with disabilities may bring one adult per student needing assistance. All classes should be familiar with our Chaperone Guide.
$3 per person each way (prices subject to change). No spitting, rocking, standing, or throwing objects—it’s against the law. One adult must ride in each Skyfari car.
Name tags should be used for students in grades Pre-K through 2. Use sticky labels or yarn; no pins, please.
Unfortunately, a small number of students have been caught vandalizing Zoo property, swearing at other guests, and harassing the animals. During a recent school year:
Students who are found unescorted will be brought to the Security Office near the Zoo’s entrance, and their group will be asked to leave. Students vandalizing or shoplifting will be prosecuted. Schools will be asked to pay for any damage caused by their students. Serious violations will suspend that school’s privilege of visiting the Zoo for one year.
Middle and high school teachers sometimes require students to be in smaller study groups in order to complete assignments. The Independent Study program allows teachers to register for this privilege. Interested teachers should contact our reservations line at 619- 557-3962 or 557-3963 for a registration form.