share

Self-Guided Field Trips

Explore the Zoo on your own at a discounted group rate! Add to the educational experience by using our standards-based curriculum guides and grade-specific activities at the Zoo and before and after your visit.

Dates: daily year-round; Monday-Wednesday are less crowded
Time/duration: Zoo hours; allow 2-3 hours to see most exhibits
Reservations: must be made at least 24 hours prior to the date of the visit
Fee: $9 per participant

  • Minimum group size is 10 total participants.
  • One chaperone per every 10 paid students is required and admitted for FREE. 
  • To reserve tax-free, submit a tax exempt form at the time of your reservation. 
  • Additional chaperones pay the same rate as youth participants. 
  • Lump sum payment is collected at any admission window upon arrival. Individual payments will not be accepted.
  • Group must enter the admissions gate at the same time.

Self-Guided Field Trip:
 
Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.

Pre-K Week
October 6-10, 2014
Calling all preschool classrooms! As an extension of its partnership with Bright from the Start, Zoo Atlanta is offering a special Pre-K Week with extra activities to entertain the little ones. Find out more and register today >


Field Trip Add-Ons

+ Register for a Guided Tour

+ Register for a Field Trip Program

Field Trip Programs
For only $3 more, receive an interactive, instructor-led presentation paired with up-close animal encounters and fun educational activities that take your field trip to the next level! Content covers Georgia Performance Standards for your grade in a lively, engaging format. To find out if this program is right for you, please review the Program Packet prior to registering.

Dates: Monday-Friday; September-May
Time/duration: select a start time from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; program lasts 45 minutes
Reservations/payment: must be made at least 5 weeks in advance
Fee: $12 per participant; price includes Zoo admission

  • We can accommodate group sizes ranging from 10 to 350 participants.
  • One chaperone per every 10 students is required and admitted for FREE.
  • Additional chaperones pay the same rate as youth participants. 
  • Membership discounts do not apply towards Field Trip Programs.

Field Trip Programs: 

OR call 404.624.5822

Program

Grade

Description

All Star Babies

PreK Baby animals come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. Discover how some babies look just like their parents and others are so very different. Try to match the babies with their parents.

Super Senses

PreK Some animals have great hearing, others can see for miles. Discover who can sniff out an insect underground and who uses whiskers to feel around them. Students learn that they have super senses too!

Panda & Pals

Kindergarten

Learn about our amazing giant panda family and animal friends! Where they come from, what they eat, how they keep warm and who is related to whom.

Fur, Feathers and Scales 1st Ever wondered “why snakes have no fur?” Dress like an animal, find out why animals look the way they do and what they need to survive.
Animal Life Cycles 2nd

Glimpse into an animal's life from baby to adult. Find the differences between mammals, birds, frogs and butterfly as they grow and change.

WILD Georgia 3rd Discover the amazing animals, habitats and regions of Georgia! Students investigate how they can help protect wildlife in their own backyards.
Ecosystems Explorers 4th Pack your bags and grab your passport! Students begin their trek in Georgia and travel around the world exploring ecosystems and the animals that inhabit them.

Classification Quiz Show

5th

Why and how do we group animals together? Students test their classification skills during this fun, interactive quiz show.

Wet & Wild  Animals 6th Discover how animals move water through the water cycle and how water keeps animals on the move causing great migrations. Dive in today!
Forests of Africa and Asia 7th
 
Explore the forests habitats and learn about the amazing animals that inhabit them. We will be discussing the consequences of human action on these habitats and with wise choices humans and animals can successfully share the same planet.
If I Ran the Zoo 8th Students discover the history, diversity of jobs, people and animals that make today's zoos successful.

The Mating Game

9th-12th

Through fun interactive activities students become immersed in the science of animal match making and the genetics behind how Zoo Atlanta pairs up mates.

NEW! Living Laboratory
We are now offering a Field Trip Program to provide middle and high school students with a greater understanding of STEM by integrating classroom activities with hands-on field research at the Zoo.

Program Includes:

  • Classroom activities to guide students in animal research before visiting the Zoo.
  • Field trip to the Zoo for a 45-minute program on research by education staff followed by field study and data collecting.
  • Follow-up classroom activities to compile, analyze and report findings.

Themes: Behavior, Adaptation and Conservation/Endangered Species


OR call 404.624.5822


Stay Informed!

Sign up for Education email updates to stay current on upcoming programs and special offers! You will be asked to create a profile if you haven't done so already. After creating a profile, you will be presented with a list of topics that you can sign up to receive periodic information about. At anytime you can add yourself to new lists or remove yourself from lists you are no longer interested in.

To subscribe or unsubscribe click here.