A Zoo educator holds a tenrec nt heir hands as a group of school children look on in the background.

School & Youth Programs

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School & Youth Programs

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

Videoconferences, including animal presentations, are available with San Diego Zoo educators on a variety of topics.

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.

Giant panda Bai Yun and cub.
Wildlife Conservancy

ADOPT A GIANT PANDA

A pair of giraffes against a Kenyan landscape.
CITIZEN SCIENCE

GIRAFFE SPOTTERS WANTED

HELP RESEARCHERS SAVE WILDLIFE
Baby hamadryas
ZOONOOZ

BABY BOOM

NEW ARRIVALS AT THE ZOO AND PARK
Baby elephant being fed by a caretaker at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
ZOONOOZ

TRAILBLAZING CONSERVATION

TINY TUSKERS GET A SECOND CHANCE
Hotel with pool
Creature Comforts

PREFERRED HOTELS