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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.

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.

Kangaroo in ferns.
TEACHER RESOURCES GUIDE

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

Baby elephant being fed by a caretaker at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
ZOONOOZ

TRAILBLAZING CONSERVATION

TINY TUSKERS GET A SECOND CHANCE
African penguin standing in front of long beach grass.
WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY

ADOPT A PENGUIN

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SHOPZOO

ZOO FAMILY APPAREL

Young boy and girl wearing sunglasses.
SHOPZOO

ZOO KIDS APPAREL!

Young girl holding a stuffed elephant toy.
SHOPZOO

ZOO TOYS AND MORE!