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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.

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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MEET OUR SURPRISE ARRIVAL

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A WIN FOR SPECIES CONSERVATION

AND THE “OSCAR” GOES TO…
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WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY

ADOPT A PENGUIN

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SHOPZOO

ZOO FAMILY APPAREL

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ZOO KIDS APPAREL!

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ZOO TOYS AND MORE!