Dallas Zoo Field Trip
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed
Bring your students to the Dallas Zoo to visit animals from around the world! A Dallas Zoo field Trip is a unique place for students to enrich their education and indulge their natural interest in wildlife.
Identify different species of animals and their habitats.
Observe different characteristics of species that help them survive.
K-1st Book: Actual size by Steve Jenkins ISBN-13: 978-0-618—375943; Goodnight zoo by Adam Gamble and Cooper Kelly ISBN-13: 978-1-60219-018-4
K-1st Book: The zoo I drew by Todd H. Doodler ISBN: 978-0-375-85201-5; The zoo book by Jan Pfloog ISBN: 0-307-58118-7
2nd-3rd Book: Out and about at the zoo by Kathleen W. Deady ISBN-13: 978-1404800410
4th-5th Book: Zoo'd: 6th graders vs. primates! (The underwear dare) (Volume 2) by The Nardini Sisters ISBN-13: 978-0615730585
6th-8th Book: A zoo story by Thomas French ISBN-10: 1401310532; The zoo crew by Carolyn Keene ISBN-13: 978-1416958994
9 AM-5 PM (March-October); 9 AM-4 PM (November - February)
Up to 8 hours
$5/student, $5/adult, 1 free adult per 10 students. Parking is free for buses and $8 per vehicle.
Scheduling / Booking
To schedule a field trip or program, we must receive your completed registration form, available at www.dallaszoo.com or www.childrensaquariumfairpark.org, at least 2 weeks in advance of the requested date. You must include your ArtsPartners voucher number, approval code, and amount approved on your form. We will not schedule your field trip or program without this information. ArtsPartners funding cannot be applied retroactively to your reservations. Your field trip or program is confirmed when you receive a confirmation letter from us which includes a reservation number. Field trips and programs cannot be scheduled at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park during the State Fair of Texas. Your school may still owe a balance if the total reservation cost is not covered by ArtsPartners.
Field Trips must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance of requested date to receive the discounted admission rate.
Your reservation may be rescheduled once without penalty. Reschedule dates should be at least two (2) weeks in advance. Additional reschedules will be charged $25 per instance. Cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week prior to the date of your visit. Refunds will not be issued for any amount under $20, for cancellations made within one (1) week of the scheduled date, or for no-show groups. Your school (and/or Big Thought/ArtsPartners if using AP funding) will be invoiced for the total reservation cost if you fail to show for your field trip/program or cancel within one (1) week of the scheduled date. We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but we reserve the right to cancel or adjust programs as needed. The Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to change these policies without notice. Inclement Weather Policy: The Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park are open rain or shine. Field trips and programs will be cancelled if DISD is closed due to inclement weather. Rescheduling fees due to DISD closure will be wived. Reschedule dates should be at least two (2) weeks in advance.
After School Policy:
A teacher or responsible adult must be present throughout the entire program. After school programs can be held outdoors or indoors, but a temperature controlled heated/cooled facility must be readily accessible for outdoor programs.
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