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Starting Nov. 1, the northbound I-35 Ewing Ave. / Marsalis Ave. exit ramp that typically brings you to the Dallas Zoo will be RELOCATED, which may affect your route to the Zoo. Click here for more information.

Field Trip Planner

Plan Your Field Trip

The Dallas Zoo welcomes school groups throughout the year for WILD field trips at a discounted rate of $6 per guest.

Field trips and classroom programs are a great way to spark and maintain a child’s interest in animals, nature, the environment, science, and more!

Who is eligible?

  • Public or private schools
  • Preschools
  • State licensed day cares
  • Home school groups
  • Scouts
  • Church groups
  • Shelters
  • City of Dallas recreation centers
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Organized college classes (where a teacher is bringing the students for a class project)

Groups must preregister at least two weeks in advance of their scheduled date to qualify for the discounted rate.

Admission Cost

  • $6 per student

  • $6 per adult chaperone (1 free adult per 10 students)

Parking Cost

  • Free for school buses
  • $10 per additional vehicles
  • Note: Parking is limited on high-capacity field trip days. Parents and chaperones not riding the bus are highly encouraged to carpool or take the DART Red Line straight to our front entrance.



  • Add one of our of TEKS-aligned Classroom Programs to your field trip to enhance your curriculum and inspire animal lovers of all ages! Classroom programs can be added to your order during the checkout process.

Map Out Your Visit

Still Have Questions?

The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours. Contact us at or  469.554.7300.


The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to change pricing and policies without notice.