Field Trips

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

School Field Trip

Have your students explore the species and habitats of our amazing world with a trip the Jackson Zoo. With over 250 species of animals from across the globe, your students will never forget this fantastic learning experience.

Field trips to the Jackson Zoo are available year round, every day of the week.


  • $3.50 per student
  • 1:10 adult to student ratio required. All required adults are FREE.
  • Adults over required ratio $3.50 when registered with group.
  • Bus Driver gets free admission.

Field Trip price increases to $4.50 child and adult during DINOS


Register today! Call 601-352-2580 ext 240

Or email this Field Trip Request to


ADD EXPERIENCES to your field trip

Wild Meet-and-Greet

 Meet one of our Education animals

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.

$20 per program

One classroom per program

DINO Classroom

 Learn all about our dinosaurs!

Have class with one of our zoo educators in amongst our dinosaurs (weather permitting).  Learn about where these dinosaurs were last seen in the world, how long ago they lived, and what their world might have looked like.

$40 for each 30 minute program

Maximum 35 students per class

Wild Classroom - Animal Program

Make their trip a Full Experience with an Animal Program

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.

$35 for each 30 minute program

Maximum 35 students per class

Learn more HERE

Activity sheets that match MS science standards! - Zoo Connections Curriculum

Make the zoo part of your classroom curriculum.

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.


Add tickets for the train or carousel to your field trip.

Train tickets are purchased for adults and children and are $2 per rider.

Carousel tickets are purchased for children and are $2 per rider.


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.

School Lunches

 Zoo Cafe Lunch Options ($6): 

Have lunch right here at the zoo.  For $6 a piece you can choose from a variety of meals. 

Zoo Cafe Lunch Order Form

For McDonald’s, Chick fil-A, or Newks catering options, please contact the Jackson Zoo Education Department at

Register today! Call 601-352-2580 ext 240

Or email this Field Trip Request to


Dinosaur Field Trip


Dinos are coming to the Zoo! April 1st to July 2nd!