WELCOME BACK!

The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Self-guided Field Trips

Self-guided Field Trips

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YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL TO OUR FUTURE

As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide.

 

THE SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK IS CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING FIELD TRIP RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME. 

We look forward to reopening, and welcoming visitors back to our parks at the first opportunity we can responsibly do so. While we are closed, it’s still business as usual for the animals of San Diego Zoo Global and the crew of wildlife care specialists that are looking out for them—and you can stay connected with virtual visits anytime you want! Click here to see how #wereheretogether.

 

Choose Your Field Trip Group Type:

San Diego County Schools

Outside San Diego County Schools

Youth Groups and Parent Participation Groups

 

San Diego County Schools

• Accredited public, private, or home school, currently in session

• Pre-K to college

• 15-200 people per group

Fees/Rate Calendar

Admission to the Safari Park is free for all students and up to one adult* for every four students in San Diego County during most of the traditional school year (see Fees/Rate Calendar for dates).

*Discounted rate applies to teachers and chaperones within the assigned 1:10 to 1:4 ratio. Adults exceeding the 1:4 ratio are $15 each, up to a 1:1 ratio. Adults exceeding the 1:1 ratio incur higher fees.

ALL in-county schools and qualified homeschools pay $15 per person* for weekends, holidays, and during winter, spring, and summer school breaks. Before you make a reservation, please check the Fees/Rate Calendar to ensure you are aware of the Safari Park admission rate for your chosen date. Dates and prices are subject to change.

*Discounted rate applies to teachers and chaperones within the assigned 1:10 to 1:1 ratio. Adults exceeding the 1:1 ratio incur higher fees.

Click this link to sign up for a Self-guided Field Trip.

Looking for a unique and up-close experience for your students? Add a guided tour to your visit with one of our world-famous Safari Park Educators! Guided tours include up-close animal encounters. Learn more about upgrading to a Guided Tour.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

 

Outside San Diego County Schools and Homeschools

• Accredited public, private, or home school, currently in session

• Pre-K to college

• 15-200 people per group

Fees/Rate Calendar

Out-of-San Diego County schools and qualified homeschool groups receive a reduced admission fee of $15 per student, teacher*, and chaperone*. During October, out-of-county students in grades pre-K–college are admitted free during the week. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Before you make a reservation, please check the Fees/Rate Calendar to ensure you are aware of the Safari Park admission rate for your chosen date.

*Discounted rate applies to teachers and chaperones within the assigned 1:10 to 1:1 ratio. Adults exceeding 1:1 ratio incur higher fees.

Click this link to sign up for a Self-guided Field Trip

Looking for a unique and up-close experience for your students? Add a guided tour to your visit with one of our world-famous Safari Park Educators! Guided tours include a bus tour, behind-the-scenes visits, and up-close animal encounters. Learn more about upgrading to a Guided Tour.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

 

 

Youth Groups and Parent Participation Groups

• Within zip codes 91900-92899

• 15-200 people per group

Fees/Rate Calendar

Youth groups, clubs, and parent participation classes receive 50% off the general admission rate. Youth groups can include day care, camps, scouts, after-school programs, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, and organizations that work with individuals with disabilities. Group reservations are required for these rates. Groups without reservations pay regular admission rates.

*Discounted rate applies to adult chaperones within the assigned 1:10 to 1:1 ratio. Adults exceeding ratio incur higher fees.

All other youth groups outside of the 91900-92899 zip code range should contact groupsales@sandiegozoo.org.

Youth group leaders can choose a Safari Park Educator-guided tour that includes an up-close animal encounter or a self-guided field trip for their group as part of a field trip to the Safari Park.

Click this link to register your group for a Self-guided Field Trip.

Looking for a unique and up-close experience for your group? Add a guided tour to your visit with one of our world-famous Safari Park Educators! Guided tours include a bus tour, behind-the-scenes visits, and up-close animal encounters. Learn more about upgrading to a Guided Tour.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

 

 Click below to review our calendar for free and fee dates:

In County Schools

Out of County Schools

Youth Groups and Parent Participation Groups

 

For more information, download the Field Trips-Admission Rate Chart 2019-2020.