Field trips and school programs

The Oregon Zoo is the largest environmental education organization in Oregon, dedicated to inspiring the region to create a better future for wildlife. Programs are offered to teachers both at the zoo and in the classroom.

Field trips

We've made some improvements to our school programs, based on your feedback.

  • Streamlined registration process.
  • One admission price for all. Save money and avoid long lines! July 1 - February 28, $3 per person. During peak season, March 1 - June 30, admission is $4 per person.
  • Attendance caps. The number of students entering the zoo will be limited to 2,500 per day. Please note that this may mean you don't get your first choice of date, especially during the peak season. Plan early to ensure your date.
  • Higher chaperone to student ratio. One chaperone is needed for every eight students.
  • Chaperone activity guides. Guides, organized by age groups, are available to enhance your students’ experience at the zoo.
  • Chaperone name tags. Bright red name tags will make chaperones more visible.

How to reserve your field trip

Bring your class to the zoo and expose students to one of Oregon's most vivid learning experiences.

Field trip FAQ

Answer questions about lunches, tickets, chaperones, buses, parking and more.


Zoo programs at the zoo

ZooSchool

Themed animal presentations delivered at the zoo in connection with a self-guided field trip.

ZooSnooze

An overnight experience for groups, ages 6 to adult.

Student Research Passes

Use the Zoo's animal collection to teach your high school and college students how to conduct research.


Zoo programs in your classroom

ZooSchool

Themed animal presentations delivered in your classroom.

Wild Life Live! assemblies

Designed for larger groups, these live animal assembly shows are presented in the gym or cafeteria of your school.

Animal displays

Enrich your art class or story time by scheduling a live animal visit in your classroom.


Teacher resources

Find animal information, fact sheets, videos and more.