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

Admission prices are $5 per person.

Refunds on school group tickets are not available. Please make your best guess when scheduling. Any unused admissions from the day of your field trip will be held as a credit on that ticket, valid for one year. If you require additional tickets, you may purchase them at the school group rate on the day of your visit.

You are not required to pay for your tickets when you make reservations but payment is due at least one week ahead of your visit. You can make changes to your field trip order prior to this time.

Membership benefits may not be used on school group entry. A minimum number (ratio of adults to youth) of adult chaperone admissions must be purchased with the student admissions. Parents wishing to use their membership benefits must enter the zoo separately from the school group and obtain membership tickets at the main entry.

Reserve your field trip here

Title 1 schools receive a discount on school group admission. The discount will be automatically applied in your cart. Please contact the Education Office if there are any problems.

Field trip FAQ

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

Programs at the zoo


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


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.

Programs in your classroom

Zoo to You

Themed animal presentations delivered in your classroom.

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.