Appropriate for all ages, no where else can you experience our hands-on, interactive, educational approach to such a large and diverse collection of animals.
Each exhibit displays educational signage; covering species natural range, habitat, adaptations, defenses, fun facts and more!
Our booking and confirmation process allows us to prepare you for a most efficient and organized trip!
Below, you will find the basic information about your group visit with us, to help you prepare and plan your stay!
SCHOOL GROUP RATE
Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
In-session School Group Rates
Valid Weekdays April 15th - June 21st & Sept. 9th - Oct. 20th
Students Ages 3-18 $12.00 includes Souvenir Feed cup
Chaperones age 18+ $12.00 (cup not included)
*Add feed cups for your chaperones at $3/cup
PRIVATE GROUPS & SUMMER PROGRAMS
Summer & All Weekends
Minimum of 25 paid admissions
$14 Per Guest Ages 3 & Up
Add Souvenir Feed Cup at $3 each
*Sales tax not included
*Must be scheduled 96 hours advance
add .50 per item when paying with CC
- Pavilion Rental Available for Birthdays, Parties, Corporate Events -
During your group’s visit you will be able to experience our Keeper Talks performed throughout the day. Our Keeper Talks allow guests to listen to, and interact with our zoologists!
School Groups: (During School Term Sept – June, Weekdays)
You are encouraged to bring bag lunches or purchase our Box Lunch option!
Our designated School Group lunch area will create a seamless transition from park time to lunch time and provide shaded/sheltered space for all students. Listed as Base Camp Pavilion on our park map.
Groups must have lunches & drinks consolidated into boxes or coolers, labeled with your group name, upon arrival.
Our team will ensure your lunches get to your designated lunch area at your designated lunch time!
All food and drink items brought into the facility must be consumed in and stay in the Base Camp Pavilion lunch area – not in the general park facility – to avoid any risk to our animals. No Exceptions.
Your group’s lunchtime will be indicated in your Group Visit Confirmation E-mail from our team.
You will receive this email once we receive and review your Group Visit Request Form from our site (this page).
Tables, restrooms, hand wash sink & trash receptacles provided in Base Camp Pavilion.
Concessions are available for purchase on site also, appropriate for all ages.
Per park policy, no outside food or drink can be brought inside the facility. We ask that you engage in our Box Lunch or concessions options if you wish to eat/drink and remain inside the park. If needing to bring your own meals, we encourage you to enjoy them before or after your visit, in our designated picnic area outside the park, adjacent to parking. This area is first come first served.
*** A Food & Drink Policy variance can be provided, if required for children’s organizations, camps, etc.
Please indicate your need in the “Special Requests” section of the Group Visit Request Form.
We will note the variance acceptance & lunch time in your Group Visit Confirmation E-mail.
BOX LUNCH: $8.00 (add .50/lunch if paying with CC)
Choice: Hot dog or Smuckers Uncrustable PB&J, bag of chips & bottled water.
Group reservations must be made 96 hours in advance of your visit, this allows proper time for confirmations and invoicing.
Non-school groups meeting the requirement of 20 paid admissions will receive a group rate.
Bona fide School Groups do not have a minimum guest count requirment.
Your group is required to give the final number of guests no later than 48 hours prior to your visit. You will be invoiced based on that number.
Refunds for missing attendees will not be credited the day of your visit; this is due to additional staffing on site for your visit, and your reservation limiting other groups from attending, which is based on reported group attendance numbers.
The policy is in place due to prior situations.
In the event more guests attend than anticipated, we can generate an additional bill/invoice on site for the additional admission fees, however all fees to be paid at the time of visit (cash or check). If using credit card, add .50 cents per admission.
If paying with a Purchase Order (PO), a printed copy must be brought by your group the day of your visit, to be presented as payment to our admissions team. Failure to do so will require the district to email PO prior to entry that morning. (SchoolsandGroups@gmail.com)
Do not mail your PO via US POSTAL SERVICE.
Again, you may make changes up until 48 hours in advance of your visit.