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Please send all questions about reservations to [email protected]. Please see sections below to find out how to register. Recommended 2 weeks or more in advance for self-guided visits, 4 weeks or more for education experiences. Payment due on date of program.

Education programs include regular zoo admission. Membership and Passes cannot be used towards group admission or Education Programs. Educational materials are sent via e-mail with your reservation confirmation.

All programs are aligned with State of California Science Education Standards with many cross-curricular elements.

The adventure begins with a live animal spotlight presentation followed by a self-guided exploration of the zoo. In various sections of the zoo, students interact with education volunteers to learn more about the animals and habitats they find. Students in PreK-K become "Jr. Explorers", with a story and activity with numbers and colors. Students in 1st-2nd grade become "Explorers" as they focus on animal adaptations with a scavenger hunt activity.
  • GRADE LEVEL: Junior Explorer: PreK - Kindergarten | Explorer: 1st-2nd Grade
  • ADMISSION: $14 per Adult, $14 per Child (ages 3-12) & $14 per Senior (ages 60+) (Teachers are free.) *5:1 student:chaperone ratio max please
  • DATES AVAILABLE:October 01 - June 01, Thursdays only.
  • TIMES:Timed entries with 9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am start times. Education stations close at 12:00 noon.
SAUSD Educators: Special programs and rates are available just for Santa Ana students! Please email for more information.

Ready to make your reservation? Complete your Reservation Request on-line HERE!

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Middle School, High School and College Educators: Looking for more than a self-guided visit? Please send an email letting us know what you are looking for and how Education Staff can help!

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