Do you homeschool? 

Learn about our Homeschool Days, field trips and guided tours.



Interested in bringing a group to the zoo for a field trip?  

The resources below will help you schedule your day at the zoo and make the most of your trip.

School Rate or Group Discount

Zoo Visit Preparation Guide

Zoo Visit Chaperone Sheet

Review the Rules

School Groups Map

Exhibit Information

Connecting Classroom and Field Trip Learning

Zoo Visit Activity Sheets

Homeschool Programs

Preschool Programs for Schools


School Rates

There are two different rates available to school groups with reservations, depending on the time of year. If you are not a school group, but you are an organized group coming for educational purposes contact our registrar for available discounts.  All rates are per person, and require a 3 week advance written registration and a minimum of one chaperone for every six students.  A paper copy of a registration confirmation must be presented at the time of zoo entry to receive the discounted rates.

September 1 - March 31


April 1 - August 31



Car Parking


Bus Parking



Group Rates

Groups of 20 or more paying individuals are entitled to a 10% discount providing one person pays for the entire group and the group enters together through one entry at one time.  Registration is not required for Group Rates but this discount may not be combined with the school rate.

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School-to-Zoo Funding

Offered to King County Schools (Grades K-12)
Available September through April

Thanks to the passage of the King County Parks Levy in 2013, free zoo admission and subsidized bus transportation are available to all King County (including Seattle School District) schools with a minimum of 30% of their students receiving free or reduced-rate lunches or a comparable level of scholarship. 

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Have A Safe And Respectful Zoo Visit

We want your students to have the best and most productive visit possible. We also want to ensure that our animals and other guests are not disturbed so taking a few moments to prepare your students for their trip is invaluable.

Prepare Your Students - Discuss Zoo Rules

  • Stay on paths.

  • Refrain from throwing food or objects into the exhibits.

  • Avoid tapping on glass or otherwise stressing the animals.

  • Keep the volume of your voice low when near exhibits.

  • Take advantage of recycling and waste containers throughout the zoo.

  • Stay with adult chaperones at all times.

  • No frisbees, balls, balloons or pets are allowed on the zoo grounds.

  • Stay on designated paths, viewing areas and grassy areas.


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Already know exactly what you are registering for and just need the registration form? View the registration forms for:

- school visits to the zoo
- outreach programs to your community
- educator professional development


All registration confirmations are sent via email and will come to you from an address ending in  Please make sure to read your confirmation and all attachments.  Please contact us if you do not receive a registration confirmation.


If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional help please contact the School Registrar at 206.548.2424 x2 or send an email.