Out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19, The El Paso Zoo will be closed until further notice.

Field Trips

Field Trip Reservations

Bring your group and escape to a fun and educational adventure through our different continents. Learn about our animals of Africa, Americas, and Asia! Play around a little on the tree house and make a splash at the splash pad. Join us and have a ZOOper experience!

Who qualifies as a school group?

LICENSED child daycare, head start, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, primary, secondary, high school, home school, special education and higher education (Universities/Community Colleges).

  • Have one adult chaperone for every 10 students
  • Make reservation at least three weeks in advance; accommodations under three weeks may not be possible
  • Have ONE group leader who will collect ALL money and make ONE payment for the whole group on the reservation upon entrance. Anyone who does not enter WITH the group will be charged the full admission price.

Reservation required to receive group rate.

General Information

Group admission is $5.00 per student and $7.50 per chaperone/teacher/higher education student.

If more than one classroom is included on the reservation it will be considered ONE group unless separate reservations are submitted.

Reservation can be paid with cash, credit card, purchase order or by school check (valid ID required).

Field trips are available any day except for designated Zoo event blackout dates and City holidays.

El Paso Zoological Society Memberships and promotional tickets are not valid in conjunction with school group reservations.


Groups should assign ONE leader who will have collected all of the group’s admission BEFORE arriving at the Zoo. A SINGLE PAYMENT PER RESERVATION IS REQUIRED.

School will be greeted by security who will line the group up for a final count. Once the count is done, a slip will be given to group leader to take to cashier for payment.

Visit Add-Ons

Additions require 3 week notice and 10 day advance payment.


Qualifying groups may purchase meals with a prior reservation.

Three lunches to choose from:

Animeals (recommended for ages 3yrs – 12yrs)
Cost $6.99

Option 1 - includes 4pc Chicken Nuggets with fruit, cookie, and Capri Sun Juice Pouch
Option 2 - includes Uncrustables PB&J, with fruit, cookie and Capri Sun Juice Pouch

Adult meals (recommended for ages 13yrs or older)
Cost $8.99

Option 1 - Turkey and Cheese Sandwich on wheat with lettuce and tomato, bag of chips, and Proud Source Water
Option 2 - includes Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, piece of fruit, and Proud Source Water

If you would like to add meals, please enter the number of each type when indicated on reservation form.

Zoo Adventure Programs

Fun curriculum based field trip upgrades that enhance your visit. There are different subjects to choose from which target different age groups. They are a classroom based programs approximately 45 minutes long. Details of programs located on the reservation form. Zoo Adventure Program Descriptions

Cost $3.00 per student (unless otherwise specified)

If you would like to add meals, please enter the number of each type when indicated on the reservation form.


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Field Trips are available Monday – Sunday (except for City Holidays)

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