Field Trips to the Zoo
Bring the animal kingdom to life for your class. Tips for easy scheduling of your trip to the Zoo:
- Reservations must be made in advance; please note the busiest times for field trips are April and May. You may want to consider other months or a Monday or Tuesday to visit.
- All groups must have 1 chaperone per 10 students. Chaperones received complimentary admission and are requested to stay with students at all times.
- Cost per student is $5. Zoological District Schools (Jackson or Clay Counties in Missouri) receive free admission with an advance reservation.
- When reserving, please know the date and approximate time you will be arriving. Payment is preferred prior to your scheduled date. If you plan on paying upon your arrival please allow extra time to check in.
- Download your Zoo Field Trip Guide Tips and begin your planning.
Bring the Zoo to You/Zoomobile Programs
With a large variety of exciting and interactive programs, the Zoomobile brings the world of the wild to you. Connection with nature and wildlife through a fascinating journey featuring awesome artifacts, fun science, captivating stories, and of course, live animals. Choose a 45-minute program that is right for your classroom or assembly to begin this exploration. Please request online at least 3 weeks in advance. Cost is based on mileage from the Zoo.
For the Classroom: A great way to supplement your classroom activities, Zoomobile programs are aligned to Common Core standards to give your class the edge through amazing and interactive programs. These programs are designed for classrooms of up to 30 students and include live animals. Classrooms in Jackson and Clay Counties receive a free Zoomobile program once a school year. Up to 30 miles is $125 for the first program; up to 60 miles is $175 and up to 90 miles is $225. Each additional program is $50; up to three programs can be delivered at the same school.
Choose your grade level topic and register today:
Preschool: Just Like Me - How do our five senses compare to different animals. Let's Get on the Move - Explore how animals move. Color My World - Identify colors and define the word camouflage. Wild About Counting - Count our animals at the Zoo, why is that important. Animal Tales - Stories and artifacts about animals around the world. The Bear Nec
K-1: Fur Feathers Scales & Slime - Compare and contrast four animal classes. Animal Tales - Stories and artifacts about animals around the world. The Bare Necessities - Find out why all animals needs food, water, shelter and space.
2-4: Where Do I Fit In- Sort animals into related groups based on similar characteristics. Animal Tales - Stories and artifacts about animals around the world. Habitat Hunt - Identify animal habitats and adaptations and how we can help conserve them.
School Assemblies: Typically in an auditorium, gym, or assembly hall, these Zoomobile programs tie into your curriculum and engage students, ages 5 - 13, in a Zoo-mazing wildlife adventure. Up to 30 miles is $225 for first program; up to 60 miles is $275 and up to 90 miles is $325. Each additional program is $100; up to three programs can be presented in one location. Schools in Jackson and Clay Counties receive one free Zoomobile Assembly program once per school year.
Choose your topic and register today:
- The Great Amphibian Challenge: Celebrate frogs, toads and salamanders by comparing and contrasting different classes of animals to amazing amphibians.
- The Food Chain Mystery: Solve the mystery of who ate it by exploring the various roles that make up a food chain.
- Operation Perfect Pet: Join a top secret mission to find the perfect pet; not all animals make good pets.
- The Magical World of Animals: Travel around the globe discovering fascinating facts about animals and their homes.
Whether you are looking for ideas to enhance classroom curriculum or activities to do with your students during your zoo visit, we have something for you. Try one of these wild ideas.
Year of the Frog Activities
Amphibian Word Search - Download PDF
Critter Confusion - Download PDF
Amphibian Superheroes - Download PDF
Toad Abode - Download PDF
Classroom, Zoo Visit and Post-Visit Activities
All activities are aligned with science standards and benchmarks
Who Am I ? (Grades K-4) - Download PDF
Who Goes Where? (Grades 2-4) - Download PDF
Who Can? I Can! (Grades 2-5) - Download PDF
Who Are You? (Grades 2-6) - Download PDF
Who Lives Here? (Grades 3-7) - Download PDF
Population Dynamics (Grades 9-12) - Download PDF
Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts
For more information or to schedule a visit, please call 816-595-1765 or email email@example.com.