Field Trips

All school groups need to complete a fieldtrip request form seven days prior to their visit.

A wild field trip in the Big Country!

Serving over 129 school districts from 51 counties.

Group Field Trips

We can’t wait to see you and your students at the zoo. Please submit a Zoo Field Trip Request Form, as there is limited space daily. ALL organizations must submit a Field Trip Request Form to receive the group rate admission seven days in advance. Thank you for helping us make your visit a success.

Field Trip Rates

  • Students (PreK-7th grade) – $6.50 each
  • Students (8th-12th grade) – $8.00 each
  • Teachers – $8.00 each
  • Field trip rates must be paid as a group in one transaction on arrival, accept credit card, cash, or check
  • Parents and siblings not paying with the group are subject to a regular admission rate

*There is no fee for Abilene or Wylie ISD Field Trips for students or school personnel

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Field Trip Add-Ons

Education Classes PreK – 8th grade

Add an educational experience featuring an Ambassador Animal your students can touch!

  • $30 minimum
  • $2 per student
  • Students & Teachers only is preferred
  • 20-30 minutes
  • Time Blocks: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 11:30 AM
  • Class sizes are limited to 50 per classroom

*These rates apply to all groups including Abilene or Wylie ISD

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The following resources will provide vital information for an exciting, safe, and stress-free trip with your students.

Field Trip Resources

Lunch Rental Venue

Are you planning on being at the zoo on a busy field trip day? Enjoy a 2-hour rental in our outdoor pavilion with picnic tables.


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The Festival Gardens (City Facility Use and Rentals)

If you want to use any of the city’s parks for your school group, such as Festival Gardens across from the Zoo, click below to be redirected to the City of Abilene’s Parks and Recreation Department to learn more.

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Field Trips

You're sure to have a wild time at the Abilene Zoo! You can add giraffe feeding, train rides, and carousel tokens to your zoo trip! You can contact for more information.

Save the Animals

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