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Student & Youth Groups

Field Trips

Student & Youth Group Field Trip Reservations Are Now Available!

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The San Diego Zoo Safari Park continues San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s more than century-long commitment to education.

We thank you for your interest in bringing your students to the Safari Park. Fortunately, we are able to offer students free or discounted admission to the Park, as long as they meet our requirements. For youth groups, see below for discounted admission.

Quantities and Ratios

The minimum size of a school/youth group is 15 people. Each school/group can bring a maximum of 200 people per day. Each individual over the 200-person limit is charged full price.

Groups from accredited home schools are welcome! You must meet the minimum group size of 15 to qualify for the discounted education rate.

Your group must have a minimum of 1 adult for every 10 students. Adult chaperones are required to stay with their students at all times.

School Groups Only

The maximum ratio of free adults is 1 adult per 4 students, on applicable dates. If you have any special needs students, we allow one adult for every special needs student in the group.

Adults within the maximum ratio are the same price as the students. Adults above the maximum ratio, up to and not exceeding the total number of students, are $15 each. If the number of adults exceeds the number of students, each adult over and above the number of students will be charged the full admission price. Teachers are counted in the total number of adults.

Questions? EducationPark@sdzwa.org

Pricing

San Diego County Students

San Diego County students are admitted free of charge during most traditional school days. Dates of traditional school days, holidays, and summer vacations are based on several school districts within San Diego County. Click here to view the in-county fee/rate calendar for in-county schools and accredited home school groups.

School groups from San Diego County: Please click here to request your field trip.

Questions? EducationPark@sdzwa.org

Southern California Students

Schools located in Southern California (outside San Diego County) pay a discounted rate for each student on traditional school days. Click here to view the fee/rate calendar for schools and accredited home school groups in these areas. 

School groups from Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Imperial, and Riverside counties: Please click here to request your field trip.

Questions? EducationPark@sdzwa.org

San Diego County Youth Groups

San Diego County youth groups (such as scout troops, Boys & Girls Club, etc.) pay a discounted rate for each guest ages 17 and younger; and a discounted rate for each guest ages 18 and older, including chaperones. Click here to view the fee/rate calendar for youth groups. 

ALL San Diego County youth groups need to arrange their self-guided visit by emailing YouthGroups@sdzwa.org

Northern California, US National, and International Youth Groups

Schools (in Northern California, and in US National and International locations) and youth groups (such as scout troops, Boys & Girls Club, etc.) pay a discounted rate for each guest ages 17 and younger; and a discounted rate for each guest ages 18 and older, including chaperones. Click here to view the fee/rate calendar for youth groups. 

ALL Northern California, US National, and International school and youth groups need to arrange their self-guided visit by emailing YouthGroups@sdzwa.org

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