Field Trips

Great for school trips, groups and much more

Bring Your Class to the Zoo

Education programs are back! A visit to the Lake Superior Zoo will inspire student learning and add “life” to your curriculum! Enhance your field trip experience with a hands-on education program.

Programs by Grade Level

Select a grade level to learn more about the education programs we offer.

School Rates

To receive these rates, you must have 10 or more paying guests affiliated with a PreK-12 accredited school, make an advance reservation, and pay in one single transaction upon arrival.

PreK-12th Grade Students$6.00
Teachers/Chaperones/Adults$12.00 1 free per 10 paid students
Bus DriversFREE

Zoo memberships and other discounts are not valid with Group Reservations

Group Rates

To receive these rates, you must have 10 or more paying guests, make an advance reservation, and pay in one single transaction upon arrival. These rates apply to daycares, camp groups, bus tours, homeschool groups, youth groups, scouts and large families.

Ages 3-12$8.00
Ages 13+$14.00 1 free adult per 10 paid youth

Zoo memberships and other discounts are not valid with Group Reservations

Education Program Rates

  • Animal Programs – $50 per group of up to 30 people
  • Guided Zoo Tours – $65 per group of up to 30 people
  • Behind-the-Scenes Programs – $80 per group of up to 30 people

Transportation Funding


Yellow Bus Funds

Thanks to the Donald Weesner Foundation, the Lake Superior Zoo is able to cover the cost of transportation for schools that complete the Yellow Bus Fund application process. Funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Prior to applying, you will need to contact the bus company for an estimate of the total cost of transportation.

How To Apply

  1. Download and complete a Yellow Bus Fund Application.
  2. Email completed application to Melanie Michaels, Education Programs Manager.
  3. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks prior to field trip.
  4. Once the application is received, a confirmation email will be sent to recipients.
  5. The school district or bus company must submit an invoice within 30 days after their trip to the zoo to receive reimbursement.

Reservations


Groups receive a discount on general admission if they make a Group Reservation in advance.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Michaels
mmichaels@lszoo.org
(218) 730-4500 ext. 205

To book a birthday party or other special gathering, please visit our birthdays page!

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Live Virtual Programs


Our animals and educators can meet with you virtually if you prefer. Learn more here.