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Field Trips & Groups

Come have the wildest visit at the Sacramento Zoo!

A core component of the Sacramento Zoo’s mission is education. We are proud to offer special field trip and group reservations, providing a unique opportunity to learn more about animal behavior, ecology, conservation, and more!


Field Trips

Field trips are defined as an educational program attached to an organization (i.e.: charter school, college, home school, TK-12 public, preschool, private, schools for homeless, etc.). The field trip must have a minimum of 12 individuals to qualify for the discounted rate.

2023 Field Trip Rates
Adult and student admission: $9.00
Children ages 0-1: Free

$100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the reservation request.

Request a field trip reservation

Title 1 Schools:
Title 1 field trip rate available upon request. Learn more about our Title 1 programs and scholarships.

Title 1 Field Trip reservations cannot be submitted online. To submit a Title 1 reservation request, please contact  the Reservation Specialist.


A group is a non-educational organization or group of at least 20 individuals that wishes to arrive together to visit the zoo. Children under the age of 2 and Sacramento Zoo members who receive free admission do not count toward that minimum number.

2023 Group Rates
Anyone aged 2 and above: $13.00
Children ages 0-1: Free

$100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the reservation request.

Request a group reservation

Inquiries for bulk ticket purchases should be sent to the Reservations Department. Minimum purchase of 50 tickets required.

Interested in booking a group or field trip outside of the available dates and times? Email the Reservation Specialist. Subject to availability. Last time of entry for both Field Trip and Group reservations is 2pm.

Visiting Reservation Policies

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the reservation request.
  • Reservation request must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks before your reservation date.
  • The Reservation Agreement Form must be initialed and dated and brought on the day of visit to proceed with payment.
  • There must be 1 adult chaperone for every 8 minors under the age of 18.
  • All children under the age of 18 are required to be with an adult chaperone at all times during your visit.
  • The balance of payment due will not be accepted in advance and is due the day of the scheduled trip. The $100 deposit will be applied to the total due on the date of your visit. Cash, company check for the exact amount, and all major credit cards are forms of payment accepted at the main entrance gate.
  • One payment transaction is required, as this will ensure a fast check-in process for your group.
  • Everyone must enter together. Anyone arriving late must pay the general admission rate for entry.
  • All school lunches must be eaten in William Land Park surrounding the zoo. Re-entry will be permitted upon prior approval by zoo staff.
  • You are more than welcome to bring in outside snacks and drinks, with the exception of alcohol.
  • The group discount allows for large parties to enjoy the zoo at a reduced rate but it does not include a reserved location for your group to gather inside the zoo. If you are interested in reserving a space, please visit the Plan Your Event page.
  • Face coverings are highly recommended indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Please social distance by keeping 6 feet away from members of your group and other guests. By entering the zoo you are attesting to your compliance with this policy.

Cancellation Policies

  • No deposit refunds are available unless approved by the Sacramento Zoo. If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation at any time, please contact the Reservation Specialist.


More reservation questions?  
Please email the Reservations department or call 916-808-8445.