Self-Guided Field Trips


(For All School Group Field Trips)

If you must cancel or reschedule a reserved field trip, please allow as much notice as possible so that another school may attend. Email to cancel or reschedule your field trip.

The Details

Reservations for self-guided field trips are based on number of bus parking spots. Each field trip reservation for school groups must be paid on-line, in advance. Self-guided field trips are $8 per student/chaperone.  Teachers and school staff are complimentary. Each field trip reservation allows for up to 50 guests per reservation/bus parking slot. Should your field trip count exceed 50 participants, please reserve two separate reservations. Denver Zoo will allow up to 10 bus parking spots per day. No additional bus parking will be available. Field trips are available from 10am-2pm. Please do not arrive prior to 10:00am.

All participants should bring a mask to the zoo. It is strongly suggested that masks be worn inside all buildings.


To reserve, please use the following steps:

  1. Click here to be taken to our self-guided field trips tickets page
  2. Select a self-guided field trip day
  3. Select # of participants, including chaperones/teachers
  4. Enter school information
  5. Make payment based on # of participants
  6. Once processed, you will receive an email with the # of tickets requested
  7. If an additional reservation is needed, please continue the same process again
  8. Upon arrival, please have your tickets ready to scan at the main gate
  9. Please use the drop off lane at the main gate and park thereafter in special programs designated parking spots
  10. Enjoy the day. Visit the zoo at your own pace and enjoy the daily schedule of demonstrations and programs.

Chaperone Policy

  • One adult per 10 students is REQUIRED for all groups (ECE-Grade 12).
  • Additional adults and children entering the zoo before or after the school group must pay full admission price upon arrival, or they select to use their membership. Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Chaperones must stay with their assigned group at all times.
  • Adults bringing younger siblings/babies in strollers are welcome but may NOT be counted as chaperones and must pay full admission prices or use their Memberships. Extra children are subject to full admission prices.