Come to the Zoo

We offer school programs both at the Zoo and in your classroom.  Interested in us coming out to your school check out our ZooMobile.


Field Trips

Stimulate your students with a unique trip out to see the wild world at the Jackson Zoo. Meet over 250 fantastic species of animals with an amazing learning experience that your students won’t soon forget. 

There are so any fun things to see and do at the Jackson Zoo, your students will not even realize how much they are learning.  All you need to know about field trips are as simple as ABC.

School Field Trip





Affordable Admission Beyond the average field trip Convenient Registration 
$3.50 student admission
1 FREE adult chaperone for every 10 students
$3.50 for additional registered adults
Bus Drivers are always FREEWith the affordable prices you can do more!

  • Add a train or carousel ride for $2 per rider
  • Lunch: Catering available from the zoo, Newks, or McDonalds

Important Notice- the train and carousel will not run from November to March.

Please note that the train and carousel are very popular, so give your group plenty of time to ride. No refunds given for unused tickets.


Animal Programs
10 or 30 minute programs aligned to MS State Science Standards

  • 10-minute Wild Meet and Greet
  • 30-minute Wild Classroom

Interactive live animal demonstrations
A “zoonique” way to add more to your educational trip

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Zoo Connections Curriculum

FREE activities designed to enhance your zoo experience
Pre- and post-field trip activities included to make a full lesson plan out of your zoo day

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Call 601.352.2580 ext. 240 Monday—Friday 8:30-3:30

Field Trip Registration  




Animal Programs


We offer two options for educational programs while you are at the Zoo. 10-minute Wild Meet and Greet and a 30-minute Wild Classroom. During both of these programs you will meet with some of the animals here at the zoo.


Wild Meet and Greet



Spend 10 minutes with a zoo educator to learn more about one of our Mississippi exhibit animals and have a meet and greet with an education animal.




Wild Classroom



Wild Classrooms are a great way to have your students meet and interact with our zoo animal ambassadors. These 30-minute, standards-based lessons, bring science to life. Topics available for kindergarten through high school.



Zoo Activities for your Class


The Zoo Connections Curriculum offers activities for teachers to do with their students before, during, and after a trip to the Jackson Zoo. Every activity helps you reach a state science standard.


Kindergarten - Where do they belong?


First Grade - We like to move it, move it


Second Grade - What do you have?


Third Grade- A closer look


Fourth Grade- A change will do you good


Fifth Grade- Survival of the Fittest