Getting Started - What You Need to Know

All school groups must register prior to the day of the field trip. We ask that you register at least one week in advance to allow us time to complete your order and email out your confirmation. One form of payment for admission is made upon arrival for the final head count; we do not take payment in advance.

Please note: School Group Rates only apply during the standard school year and exclude Pre-K groups unless they are Head Start.  If you have a Pre-K group or a school group coming during the summer, please see the ‘Pre-K, Summer School’ section below.

Lucas County K-12 Schools

Rates below are only available during the school year Monday - Friday
Students K-12: FREE
Teachers (with valid school ID): FREE
Bus Driver: FREE
Parking for public school buses or smaller transport vehicles is $7.00 per vehicle (cash only please).
Accompanying adult chaperones and additional children will be charged $10.00 each ($5.00 November - February)

Non-Lucas County K-12 Schools

Rates below are only available during the school year Monday - Friday
Students K-12: $10.00 each ($5.00 November - February)
Teachers (with valid school ID): $11.00 each ($5.50 November - February)
Bus Driver: FREE
Parking for public school buses or smaller transport vehicles is $7.00 per vehicle (cash only please).
Adult chaperones: $13.00 each ($6.50 November - February)
Additional children: $12.00 each ($6.50 November - February)

Pre-K, Summer School, and Other Groups of 20+

Rates below are only applicable from March 1 to October 31 each calendar year and apply to all Pre-K groups, Summer School Groups, or any other groups of 20 paying individuals who register in advance
Adults (ages 12-59): $13.00
Children (ages 2-11) and Seniors (60+): $10.00
Parking for public school buses or smaller transport vehicles is $7.00 per vehicle (cash only please).

MOTORCOACH Groups

If your School or Group is coming by a MOTORCOACH you will need to call the Group Sales department at 419-385-5721 Ext. 6001 (Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM) to register your group.
Parking rates for Motorcoach Busses: $15.00 per bus

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We have a convenient sack lunch program for your students or box lunches for adults that includes reserved seating for your group.  This great option will save you the exhausting and time-consuming hassles of packing, hauling, and sorting out lunches. We’ll take care of you! Learn more and/or make a reservation
Please note: sack lunch reservations are arranged through the Group Sales department and will require an additional cost that is not part of your School Group registration.

Maximize your educational experience!
Partner with the Toledo Zoo’s Education department to plan an interactive and fun learning experience using our wide selection of on-grounds resources and programs. We can cater our resources and presentations to best suit your needs, including contact with live animals from the Education Department’s collection! Whatever kind of day you plan at the Zoo, the result is a positive, fun and informational visit that everyone enjoys. Click here to get information about the On-Grounds programs we can provide for your students during your visit. Contact The Toledo Zoo’s Education department to plan your visit and find out what we can do for you! Call 419-385-5721, extension 2042 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Please note: Programs arranged through the Education department are handled separately from your School Group registration.

Contact us to make your reservation today

Our direct telephone number for School Group Reservations is: 419-389-6561 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) us.
Please note: During the spring season we experience a very high volume of telephone calls. If you call and get the voicemail service, please leave your name, school name and best telephone number to reach you as well as the best time of day to return your call. We do check the voicemail consistently throughout the day and will return your call as quickly as possible. Please feel free to contact us via email as well if you have questions or want to begin the registration process via that option.