School Field Trips

All School Field Trips tickets are purchased online in advance

Jackson and Clay County, MO (Zoological District)

  • Students: FREE once per school year with advanced reservation
  • Chaperones: 1 adult chaperone receives FREE admission for every 10 students
  • Additional Chaperones: $11 each when included in the group order. Walk-up tickets on the day of visit pay full price. For best price, tell chaperones to purchase tickets online 3 days in advance.
  • School Log In required to receive special school pricing.

Other counties

  • Students: $11 each with advanced purchase.
  • Chaperones: 1 adult chaperones receives FREE admission for every 10 students
  • Additional Chaperones: $11 each in a group order. Chaperones not included in the group order pay full price. Best price is online for tickets.

All groups including field trips must be finalized 72 hours prior to arrival. Dates within 72 hours are not available. Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds.

If your group is not one of the above, please fill out our Group Sales request form to inquire about tickets at a group rate.

Important Information


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  • Zoo policy is one teacher or adult chaperone per 10 students.
  • One complimentary chaperone for every 10 students is included in each field trip order. Schools can purchase additional chaperones at the discount school admission rate of $11/person.

Add-on Options

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  • Zoo Rides can be added to your order. See ride prices when you log in. Review rider guidelines prior to purchase. Height restrictions apply.

Booking Information

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  • Available dates for field trips will sell out
  • School log in required
  • Payment is required at time of booking
  • Unused ride tickets are good through the calendar year of purchase
  • Unused admission tickets are good for 90 days from the date of your scheduled field trip.
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