Planning a Successful Zoo Field Trip

  • For desired program(s), register early (at least four weeks prior to visit date). For program registrations, call (414) 258-5058, Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • In order for your students to receive full attention, no unregistered children may attend programs--this includes siblings.
  • Please notify us if you have students with certified special needs.
  • One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students, regardless of age level.
  • For self-directed Zoo visits ONLY, please register via zoosociety.org/FieldTrips. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration.

Zoo Admission Rates

Zoo admission rates and parking fees are not included in the program cost. Prices listed below are subject to change.

You get discounted education admission rates only if you register your field trip with our office. Register online at zoosociety.org/FieldTrips or call Zoological Society Education, (414) 258-5058, Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

School students within Milwaukee County receive FREE ZOO ADMISSION November 1 – March 31. Parking fees still apply.

April 1 - October 31

Milwaukee County Schools
Wednesdays only: $5.50 for preschool-8th grade; $8 for 9th grade and above (including adults). Note: Chaperones pay admission.
All other days: $6.50 for preschool-8th grade; $9.50 for 9th grade and above (including adults). One free adult admission per 10 students.

Non-Milwaukee County Schools
All days: $7.25 for preschool-8th grade; $10.25 for 9th grade and above (including adults). One free adult admission per 10 students.

November 1 - March 31

Milwaukee County Schools
Monday-Friday:
FREE ADMISSION for students. Chaperones admissions are $8 (Weds) or $9.50 (all other days).

Non-Milwaukee County Schools
All days: $7.25 for preschool-8th grade; $10.25 for 9th grade and above (including adults). One free adult admission per 10 students.

2014 Parking Rates

$12 per car/van
$16 per bus (if bus stays on Zoo grounds)

Zoo admission/parking MUST be paid at the gate. Please make school check payable to Milwaukee County Zoo. Personal checks are not accepted.

Education Special-Needs Rates

Children with certified special needs (physical or cognitive disabilities) and their chaperones receive complimentary admission/parking. Registration required. We allow up to one free chaperone per Special Needs student and ask that there are no more than 5 Special Needs students per chaperone.

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