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As of May 1, the Dallas Zoo will move from “masks required” to “masks strongly recommended” in most of our outdoor areas. Masks are still required indoors and during animal experiences. Learn more about our health and safety protocols for COVID-19 here.

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.

Book Your Field Trip Now

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.

Map Out Your Visit


  • Dallas Zoo Close-ups: We are not able to book onsite programs at this time, but we are excited to be able to offer our school programs virtually with Dallas Zoo Close-Ups! Enrich your classroom curricula with live, virtual programs on animal adaptations, habitats, and food webs. Dallas Zoo’s learning programs are aligned with Science TEKS and taught by a Zoo educator. Programs are 45 minutes in duration and scheduled by request. To request a program, please fill out a request form.


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.