Plan a field trip to the memphis zoo

Call 901.333.6576 to register.

Field Trips

Bring your class to the Zoo for a fun day of educational adventures!
Click here to download the 2018 Field Trip Guide. Click here to see a map of the ZooPlease call 901.333.6576 to register your school group. 

What Qualifies as a School Group?

A limited number of school group admissions are available on a first-come, first-served basis Mondays through Fridays to schools registered with their state Board of Education.

It is recommended that all school groups be reserved in advance. School group rates are only available when Shelby County Schools are in session.

To qualify for school rates you must:

  • Have a minimum of 15 students.
  • Have a minimum of one adult chaperone per every 10 students.
  • Make reservations and payments for your trip in advance.

Qualify for the school rate? Call (901) 333-6576 to register and buy tickets at the group rate. You can also submit an online inquiry about your next field trip. For more information, email us at

Price Summary

School Group Rate $5 per student (One free teacher/chaperone per 10 students, additional $5 each)
Add a Zoo Class Standard Pricing Dissection Pricing

$3 per student $7 per student

Add a Sack Lunch Pricing Varies, Please look at our Lunch Plan options below.
Bus Parking Free on-site parking
Car Parking $5 per car


  1. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, credit card or a school check (made payable to the Memphis Zoo).
  2. Everyone MUST enter the Zoo at one time.
  3. Individuals arriving later than their group will be charged full admission.

Zoo Classes

Experience learning at the Memphis Zoo. Enrich your field trip with a fun and educational zoo class.
  1. Classes last 30-60 minutes 
  2. Pricing starts at $3 per student (in addition to $5 gate admission). Dissection classes start at $7.
  3. Classes are at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  4. A minimum of 15 paying attendees is required
  5. Zoo classes can be customized to fit your class needs, for an additional fee.
  6. No-shows or cancellations for most classes with less than 24 hours notice are subject to all class fees. Dissections require a two-week cancellation notice in order to avoid payment.
  7. Click here for a full list of Zoo Classes.

Zoo Packs

Parents, your child will soon be visiting the Memphis Zoo! The Zoo’s gift shops have a selection of exciting and educational items that enable your child to bring the Zoo experience home. Download our helpful Field Trip Planning guide for more information on how you can make the most of your child's zoo visit.

Lunch Plans

For more information, click here.

Other Groups

Groups of 20 or more will receive a 20% discount on the price of general admission tickets. *Group rates cannot be paid individually. They must be paid with one transaction for the whole group.


Call 901.333.6576 to book your field trip to the Memphis Zoo. Or, email with questions.

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Field Trip Inquiry Form 

Please complete the following inquiry form, and a representative from our reservation department will contact you about scheduling your field trip.

THIS IS NOT A FORMAL REGISTRATION. IT IS AN INQUIRY FOR AVAILABILITY. To register your field trip, please call our reservation hotline at 901.333.6576. Thank you. 

Your trip will not be confirmed until you have received written or verbal communication from the Zoo.

Please note that classes are available. If you would like to attend a class, please see more information and descriptions of the classes listed below.



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