Scheduling Your 2022 Field Trip

We're delighted to welcome schools back to the zoo! Please read below for the information you'll need and to register.

The 2022 education rate is $9.75, including students, chaperones, and teachers. If your school is located in King County and has at least 30% of its students eligible for free/reduced lunch, financial assistance is available. Application for assistance is included in the registration process.

To be eligible for the education rate, groups must:

  • Be coming for an educational purpose (including homeschool groups, preK-12th schools, colleges, out-of-school camps, daycare centers and senior groups).  
  • Make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
  • Have a minimum of one adult chaperone (teacher or parent/guardian, age 21+) for every six students.  Groups of college age and older participants do not require chaperones. Note: Please do not include 1:1 aides/para-educators in your chaperone count. Please contact us for more information on 1:1 aides and chaperone requirements.
  • Chaperone students (regardless of age/grade) at all times while on zoo grounds.
  • Agree to follow Woodland Park Zoo’s Rules of Conduct.
  • Pre-pay by credit card at the time of registration.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for the Group Rate.



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Important Parking Information

Parking availability in Woodland Park Zoo parking lots is very limited, available on a "first come, first served" basis, and is not guaranteed. Parking fees are paid at the parking kiosks. Please contact for more information about bus and car parking.

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Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

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Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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