Bring your class to the Zoo and experience a day full of adventure! Upon arrival each class will be greated by an Education Specialist, who will bring you to a classroom and introduce your theme. Then you will venture in to the Zoo to explore and observe the plants and animals on a guided tour. After your tour, you will return to your classroom to wrap up and review the day's activities. After your program has ended you can head back into the Zoo to eat a picnic lunch, or go back to visit the animals until your departure time.
Ages: Grades K-5.
Group Size: K-2nd grade: Max 30 students - 15 adults* / 3rd-5th grade: Max 35 students - 10 adults*.
Program Fees: $9.00 per child Sept-Mar / $11.00 per child April-May / $6.00 per adult. Memberships do not apply.
Parking Fees: $8.00 per car / $12.00 per bus.
Dates: Monday - Friday, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Time: Program begins at 9:30am.
*To provide the best possible educational experience to your students, and to comply with room capcity regulations, we must limit the number of adults attending the program. Regrettably, any adults beyond the classroom maximums (listed above) cannot be allowed in the classroom or join in the tour. If adults over the maximum want to visit the Zoo while they wait, they will need to pay the full standard admission of $15.75 at the Lower Entrance cashier booth.
To make a reservation download the Field Trip Reservation Form. Submit a completed copy by email or by fax (510) 729-7324 at least 8 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.
Your payment is due in full at least 45 days in advance. Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the event will recieve a full refund. Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to the event will forfeit all payments. Reservations using a PO will have the PO charged the $50 per class cancellation fee.
Program date may be changed once if more than 45 days prior; the reservation may be rescheduled later in the same school year if space is available with all payments applied to the new reservation. Date changes requested less than 45 days prior will be charged a $50 change fee to be paid before new date will be confirmed.
For more information please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Education Programs Registrar.
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