Zoo Education

Zoo Education

  • School children looking at a pygmy falcon

    Our programs align with the new Next Generation Science and Common Core State Standards. We can bring wildlife, fun, and learning right to your school!

  • High school students transferring test samples from a pipette into a test tuube

    Join us online as Zoo InternQuest reports their discoveries while exploring the world of specialized careers in wildlife conservation at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

  • Teenagers looking at a tortoise eating a hibiscus flower

    Check out our programs designed specially for teens.

  • Young kids looking at a skink

    Check out our programs specially designed for younger kids,18 months to 6 years.

  • Children at a birthday party

    Celebrate your child’s birthday with this once-in-a-lifetime Australian adventure!

  • Photography enthusiasts from beginners to experts, join our professional photographers for these two-class sessions!

  • Meerkat pups

    Admission is FREE to the Zoo for all students in San Diego County during the traditional school year. Here's how to plan your field trip.

  • Binturong

    Videoconferences are available with San Diego Zoo educators on a variety of topics. Animal presentations by our education staff can cover several animal and conservation subjects, including:

  • Young girl carrying sleeping bag

    This overnight educational camping adventure is designed for school, scout, and youth groups (grades 3–12). Sleepover activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Each sleepover program includes:

  • Two young girls looking at a porcupine

    Get ready for an adventure like no other during the Zoo's Summer Camp!

  • Add a touch of the WILD to your class and experience one of the Safari Park’s amazing education programs!

  • Penguin swimming underwater

    Wildlife and conservation related activities you can use in your classroom, in conjunction with or without a visit to the San Diego Zoo.

  • California condor

    Use your neighboring San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park as an educational resource! To better serve our student community, the former College Study Pass has been retired and replaced with additional admission options.