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

Jan. 1-March 31, 2019

Milwaukee County Schools

Monday through Friday only: Free admission with official registration.
Weekends: $7.75 for grades 8 and below; $10.75 for grades 9 and above.
One free adult admission per 10 students

Non-Milwaukee County Schools

Every day: $8.50 for grades 8 and below; $11.50 for grades 9 and above.

April 1-Oct. 31, 2019

Milwaukee County Schools

Every Wednesday: $7.50 for grades 8 and below; $10 for grades 9 through adult.
All other days: $8.50 for grades 8 and below; $11.50 for grades 9 and above.
One free adult admission per 10 students

Non-Milwaukee County Schools

Every day:  $9.25 for grades 8 and below; $12.25 for grades 9 and above.
One free adult admission per 10 students.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2019

Milwaukee County Schools

Monday through Friday only: Free admission with official registration.
Weekends: $8.50 for grades 8 and below; $10.75 for grades 9 and above
One free adult admission per 10 students

Non-Milwaukee County Schools

Every day:  $9.25 for grades 8 and below; $12.25 for grades 9 and above.
One free adult admission per 10 students.

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.