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.

Register today! Call 601-352-2580 ext 240

Wild Classrooms

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.

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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 2, 2015 to February 29, 2016.

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

Groups are encouraged to bring their lunch along with them. The Zoo has the Livingston Park picnic area for groups to break for lunch.


School groups can also order catered lunches through the Zoo Cafe, McDonalds, or Chick fil-A.


Zoo Cafe Lunch Options: Hot Dog or Burger Lunch ($5): Includes hot dog or hamburger, chips, and a small soda.


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