Zoo-Based Classes and Workshops

Education Center

September - May

Grades 1–5

Upon Request

Bring your class to the Zoo and experience a day full of adventure! Upon arrival, each class will be greeted by an Education Specialist, who will bring you to a classroom and introduce your theme. Then you will venture into the Zoo to explore and observe the plants and animals on a guided tour.


Grades 1 - 5

Pricing and Program Details

Adults (Teachers & Chaperones): $35 per participant

Students: $30 per participant

Seniors (65-75): $30 per participant

Parking: $12 per car* / $20 per bus

*We cannot accept car groups with more than 75 individuals

Minimum 15 to Max 35 students per class; Maximum 8 adults per class


Grades 1-5: One adult is required for every 8 students


Tuesdays - Fridays, September-May

How to Book

Schedule your visit during the fall, winter, or early spring months when crowds are small. If you would like to visit in April or May, be sure to book early, as these spaces are limited and tend to sell out.

Please fill out the ZooSchool 1-5 Request Form and send it to our Operations Coordinator at EducationReservations@oaklandzoo.org