Zoo Field Trips

Discovery Awaits!

Zoo Field Trips

Bring your school group on a wild field trip filled with adventure and their favorite animals! With ZooTampa, field trips are made affordable and easy, and will make for great memories that will last a lifetime!

Field Trip prices are only valid for PreK-3 to 12th grade school field trips, and are only valid on select weekdays. Field Trip prices are not valid for weekends, holidays, or any days during the month of March.

Not a school group but would like to inquire about discounted group rates? Visit our Group Tickets page for more info.

Step 1

Tell us about your group

Register your group to receive a username and password to be able to schedule your field trips on the Zoo’s website. This will only take 2 to 3 minutes. You can skip this step if you have done this before and already have your login info — instead, please proceed to step 3.

Step 2

Get Your Field Trip Login Information

After registering your group we'll send you an email within 2 business days, which will contain a username and password for you to login and finalize the details of your field trip.

Step 3

Login and Book your field trip

Find your login information in the email we send you after registration. Once you're logged in you'll be able to pick a date and finalize the details of your field trip.

School Group Field Trip prices are only valid for children's field trips, and are only valid on select weekdays. Field Trip prices are not valid for weekends, holidays, or any days during the month of March.

Step 4

Order lunch for your group

Fill out and turn in the lunch order form at least 5 days in advance of your field trip. Be sure to send your completed lunch order form to Bethany Field from our catering team at Bethany.Field@ZooTampa.org.

Step 5

Print Activity Guide & Scavenger Hunt

Print out our Zoo field trip activity guide and scavenger hunt for your students.

Step 6

Enjoy your day at ZooTampa!

Prepare for your field trip by reading over our Visitor Info or FAQ.

Field Trip Pricing Information

Field trips at ZooTampa include:

  • 1 free chaperone per 5 students (1 chaperone is required for every 5 students)
  • Free admission for bus drivers
  • Free parking
  • School field trips require a minimum of 15 paying guests to receive a group rate

Group Field Trip Pricing

  • Youth Zoo Admission: $14.00 per student
    (Pre-K through 12th grade)
  • Adult Zoo Admission: $18.00 per person
  • Group Lunch: $7 per person

Children 2 & under get free Zoo admission

Group Bundled Package Pricing

Includes Lunch

  • Youth Zoo Admission: $20.00 per student
    (Pre-K through 12th grade)
  • Adult Zoo Admission: $24.00 per person

For guests in your group who do not purchase a Zoo ticket (for example, free chaperone and bus drivers) OR who are not participating in the bundled package, lunch will be $7.00 per person.

Field Trip Add-Ons

Pre-order your add-ons when you book your field trip.

Indian Rhino with baby rhino at ZooTampa

Zoo Gift Bags

Get souvenirs for your students without having to wait in line at the gift shop! The gift bag includes a ZooTampa postcard, ZooTampa pencil, and a surprise item (such as a keychain, small toy, stickers, etc.), and will be available for pick up at the main gate gift shop on the day of your visit.

Pre-Order Price: $5 per student

Parents and their kids sift through sand to find fools gold and other stones during the mining experience at ZooTampa

Mining Experience

Discovery awaits at the Wallaroo Mining Company! Students will become mining prospectors as they wash away sand to reveal amethyst, rose quartz, fools gold, emeralds, and many more gemstones. Your student prospectors will even get to take home the treasures they uncover!

Pre-Order Price: $5 per student

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