2023-2024 School Field Trips

Thank you for your interest in booking a school field trip at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Booking for the 2023-24 school year is now open!

Self-guided field trips are available for grades TK-12 Tuesday-Friday from October 3, 2023-May 3, 2024. School field trips must be booked at least three (3) weeks in advance of your preferred school field trip date.

School field trips will be blocked out on the following dates: November 21-24, 2023; December 26-January 5, 2024; April 2-5, 2024.

NEW Field Trip Scholarships: The Living Desert is pleased to offer limited school field trip scholarships to Title One schools. These scholarships will cover the cost of admission for students and chaperons.

To apply, please fill out the Wonderfully Wild School Field Trip Scholarship Form. Click here to apply. We are currently accepting applications for field trips booked for October-December. If your school is selected, you will be contacted by our Education Staff.

School Field Trip Details

Prices for school field trips vary depending on the date of your visit. Please see our rate calendar for more details.

We require a 1:10 teacher/chaperone-to-student ratio and a minimum number of 10 students. Any additional teachers or chaperones outside of the 1:10 ratio pay the regular admission price. These additional tickets can either be added to your invoice or purchased here. If the 1:10 ratio is not met on the day of your school field trip, then your group will be unable to enter the Zoo until the ratio is met. No exceptions will be made.

We are unable to offer any partial refunds for school field trips in the event of a decrease in student or teacher/chaperone numbers.

Add-on experiences like the carousel and the giraffe feeding can be purchased in advance. 

Add-On Pricing: 
• Giraffe Feeding: $8 per participant
• Carousel Ride: $3 per participant

For more detailed information, check out our Ultimate Guide to School Field Trips.

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