Please note: All non-member Zoo tickets must be pre-purchased online or at the onsite kiosks.

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. 

Update: November 30, 2023. The application period for our Wonderfully Wild Scholarship is now closed. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to check back again next year for more scholarship opportunities!

NEW Field Trip Presentation

Come and join our NEW, exciting, and educational school field trip presentation at the Tennity Wildlife Amphitheatre – it's completely FREE! Our Learning and Community Engagement team is eager to introduce you to the fascinating world of the desert tortoise and show you how you can contribute to its conservation efforts. The presentation runs Tuesdays through Fridays at 11:30 am. Don't miss this opportunity – book your field trip now and explore the incredible world of the desert tortoise with us!

School Field Trip Booking

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 these adults can pay separately. Adults paying separately must inform the ticket booth representative that they are with a field trip when purchasing. Tickets can also be purchased online by following the link 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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