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School & Youth Programs

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School & Youth Programs

Due to COVID-19, Education Programs are temporarily unavailable. Please check our website for updates, or click here for online educational resources.

Field Trips

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.

Videoconferencing

Coming soon! We are unable to accept videoconference program reservations at this time.

Wildlife Sleepovers

Overnight camping adventures for grades K–12 include live animal presentations, Zoo craft activities, s'mores around the campfire, and more.

Assembly and Classroom Programs

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

Curriculum

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

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Check out the Annual Pass discount available for students 18 and older, and the 1-Day Pass discount for students ages 12 and older.

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TEACHER RESOURCE GUIDE

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

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ZOONOOZ

Too Much Fun

Meet the sloth bear brothers
Platypus
ZOONOOZ

Relax with Platypus

MEET THE SAFARI PARK’S PLATYPUSES
koala with joey

Australian Wildlife Relief

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SHOPZOO

ZOO FAMILY APPAREL