Field Trips

Great for school trips, groups and much more

Bring Your Class to the Zoo

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$5.00
Adults Teachers/Chaperones$10.00 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$6.00
Ages 13+$12.00 1 free adult per 10 paid youth

Zoo memberships and other discounts are not valid with Group Reservations

Education Program Rates

  • 30-minute program – Add $1.50 per student ($25 minimum)
  • 60-minute program – Add $2.00 per student ($35 minimum)
  • 90-minute program – Add $2.50 per student ($45 minimum)
  • Two-hour program – Add $3.00 per student ($55 minimum)
  • Guided Experience (3.5 hours) – Add $4.00 per student ($80 minimum)

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 Jessamy Schwartz, Education Program Coordinator.
  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.

Target Field Trip Grants

Deadline: September 30

Target stores award grants to K-12 schools nationwide enabling schools to send a classroom on a field trip to museums, historical sites and other cultural destinations. Each grant is valued up to $700. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, resource materials and supplies. Other criteria for selection of grant recipients include the field trip’s tie-in to the school’s curriculum and the number of students involved. Grants are accepted from August 1 until noon on September 30. Learn more here.

Reservations


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

For questions or more information contact:

Jessamy Schwartz
jschwartz@lszoo.org
(218) 730-4500 ext. 205

If you want to rent the zoo or book a birthday party, please visit the events or birthday pages!

Teacher Newsletter


Our Teacher Newsletter has everything you need to know before you book your field trip!

2019 Teacher Newsletter

Field Trip Guide


Use our Field Trip Guide to plan a successful trip and answer questions you may have prior to your visit.

Field Trip Guide