Teacher Resources

Our educator’s resources will help support your visit to the Zoo and extend your student’s experience back into the classroom.

Field Trips

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is happy to welcome school groups for field trips!

Self Guided Pricing:  

  • Fresno County Student: $4.00
  • Outside Fresno County Student: $5.00
  • Fresno County Educator/Adult: $8.00
  • Outside Fresno County Educator/Adult: $9.00
  • All self-led field trips will receive 1 free educator/adult for every 5 student tickets purchased. If you are interested in an on-site educational program or docent tour, please contact education@fresnochaffeezoo.org for information and availability.
  • Special needs classes will receive as many educator/adult ticket as needed to successfully bring the class to the Zoo.

Minimum Required Number of Guests: 10 total guests
Special needs classes do not need to meet the minimum number.

Please contact fieldtrip@fresnochaffeezoo.org for any questions you have regarding field trips.

Making a Reservation:

Field trip reservations should be made at least 1 month before desired visit date. We accept reservations from any licensed organization that is providing educational opportunities for their group. Rates are applicable Monday – Friday only.

Full payment at least 1 week before the visit date is highly recommended (but not required) to expedite the group’s entry to the Zoo for the field trip. All payments are due by the day of the field trip and must be paid in one lump sum payment. Payments can be made over the phone, or in person at the ticket booth. Multiple payments will not be accepted on the day of visit.

To make a reservation for a Fresno Chaffee Zoo Field Trip, please fill out this form.

For any questions or concerns regarding your reservation status please contact fieldtrip@fresnochaffeezoo.org.

Classroom Activities

Are you looking to get the most out of your school Zoo visit? Our education department offers helpful activities to prepare your students for their upcoming trip, or to use in your classroom to enrich and expand on your school year curriculum.

Zoo Activities

Throughout the school year, Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers many unique educational experiences that are fun, engaging and interactive. Programs range in grade levels and provide activities that reinforce standard based concepts to enrich your school year curriculum. We also have packets available to help focus your students during a self-guided Zoo trip with scavenger hunts and fact sheets.

Animal Energy Flow

Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Zoo Bingo

Zoo I Spy

Zoo Passport


Accessibility and Inclusion

We offer a number of accommodations and resources to help guests enjoy the Zoo. Please see our Accessibility and Inclusion page for more information about the resources available before and during your visit.