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

School & Youth Programs

School backpack and apple illustration

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
Greater one-horned rhino calf resting its head on its mother's while they wade in a pool of water.
ZOONOOZ

GREAT(ER) NEWS

TWO NEW RHINO CALVES AT THE PARK
Ring-tailed lemur, African penguin, and leopard illustrated in front of a laser light show.
EXPLORE SIX NEW HABITATS

AFRICA ROCKS

Hotel with pool
Creature Comforts

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