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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 10 individuals to qualify for the discounted rate.

2021 Field Trip Rates
Adult and student admission: $7.50
Children ages 0-1: Free

2022 Field Trip Rates
Adult and student admission: $8.50
Children ages 0-1: Free

Title 1 School pricing available upon request

 Request a Field Trip Reservation


A group is a non-educational organization or group of at least 20 individuals that wishes 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.

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

 Request a Group Reservation

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

Visiting Reservation Policies

  • Reservation request must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks before your reservation date.
  • Registration must be finalized with the zoo’s receipt of the signed Field Trip Agreement Form a minimum of 1 week in advance of the reservation date
  • There must be 1 adult chaperone for every 8 minors under the age of 18.
  • No deposit or payment is required to secure a field trip reservation.
  • Payment will not be accepted in advance and is due the day of the scheduled trip. Cash, company check for the exact amount, and all major credit cards are forms of payment accepted at the main entrance gate.
  • You must make one payment for your field trip, and 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.
  • Does this include a reserved space for my group to gather? No, 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 recommended outdoors and required indoors. By entering the zoo you are attesting to your compliance with this policy.


More reservations questions?
Please email the Reservations department or call 916-808-5888