How to Book a Zoo Field Trip

Thank you for your interest in bringing students to the zoo for a field trip! To ensure a fun, safe and timely experience, all field trips must register through our online booking form.

Field Trips are not offered the months of June and July.

We offer several options for field trips:
Self guided-100It is free to visit the zoo and park every day of the week from 9 AM to 5 PM. You are always welcome to bring your students for a visit! You can print out our self-guided tour from our website and hand it out to your group leaders as information to share with the students as you explore the zoo. Self-guided tours are offered Mondays and Tuesdays. Although self-guided tours are free, you are required to book your trip using the button below to ensure a good experience for all park visitors. 

Self guided picnic-100Some school groups choose to reserve a picnic shelter in the main section of Memorial Park, to ensure one is available for their group to picnic lunch in after visiting the zoo. A shelter costs $40 to rent for a 4 hour time block. Your reservation can be made by calling the Memorial Park office at 706-613-3580. If you are an Athens-Clarke County School, there is no fee to reserve a shelter, but there is a form to complete.Self-guided tours are offered Mondays and Tuesdays. Although self-guided tours are free, you are required to book your trip using the button below to ensure a good experience for all park visitors.


Formal zoo program-100A zoo program includes 1 hour of programming and a picnic shelter reservation. The programming is divided into two parts - a 30 minute presentation with 3 of our program animals and a 30 minute tour of the zoo. A zoo program costs $3 per student for Athens-Clarke County groups, $5 per student for non-Clarke County groups. Programming is held Wednesdays through Fridays, the earliest start time is 10 AM, and the minimum number of students required is 10. Use the button below to book a formal zoo tour field trip. 


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Field Trip Resources

Self-Guided Tour

BHZ Self Guide Tours(click to download)

Bus Parking Guide

BHZ Bus Map(Click to download)


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