Education

Planning a Successful Zoo Field Trip

  • The Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Zoo partner to ensure a wonderful field trip experience for you and your students. Field trip organizers can choose a self-guided field trip option or a self-guided field trip with an onsite education program.
  • If you would like to book an education program, please call the Education Department 414-258-5058 Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m.-3:45 a.m. to secure your program date and arrange payment for the program.
  • Once your program is secured, you MUST register your field trip here to receive discounted admission rates (see rates below). A representative of the Zoo will contact you to arrange payment for Zoo admission.
  • If you prefer a self-guided field trip only, register online here. You MUST register your field trip to receive discounted admission rates (see rates below). A representative of the Zoo will contact you to arrange payment for Zoo admission.
  • If you have questions about your field trip booking and/or admission rates, you may call 414-256-5487 to leave a message.
  • All field trip admission must be paid at least two weeks in advance of the field trip date. Proof of payment will be requested at the Zoo gate.
Register Your Field Trip

Zoo Admission & Parking Rates

School Field Trip groups from within Milwaukee County receive FREE ZOO ADMISSION Nov. 1-March 31. Free chaperone limits and parking fees still apply. You must register in advance here to receive free student and chaperone admission.

April 1 - Oct. 31, 2018

Milwaukee County Schools

Wednesdays only: $6.75 for preschool-8th grade; $9.25 for 9th grade and above (including adults).

All other days:  $7.75 for preschool-8th grade; $10.75 for 9th grade and above (including adults). One free adult admission per 10 students.

Non-Milwaukee County Schools

All days: $8.50 for preschool-8th grade; $11.50 for 9th grade and above (including adults). One free adult admission per 10 students.

Nov. 1 - March 31, 2019

Milwaukee County Schools

Monday-Friday: FREE ADMISSION for students. Adult admissions are $9.25 (Wednesdays) or $10.75 (all other days)

Non-Milwaukee County Schools

All days: $8.50 for preschool-8th grade; $11.50 for 9th grade and above (including adults). One free adult admission per 10 students.

April 1 - Dec. 31, 2019

All Admission Rates are expected to increase by $.75.

Parking Rates

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

Special-Needs Education

Students with certified special needs (physical or cognitive disabilities) receive complimentary admission and car/van parking. We allow one free chaperone for one to five special-needs students based on need. Registration and Principal’s written testimonial is required.