Guided Field Trips

Add a touch of the WILD to your class and experience one of the Safari Park’s amazing education programs! Make a connection with wildlife during an on-site tour. All tours support several discipline areas for both Next Generation Science and Common Core State Standards.
Admission is FREE for all students in San Diego County during the traditional school year. Non-San Diego County schools receive a reduced admission fee of $7 per student.

Click here to review our calendar for free and fee dates:

San Diego County Schools

Out of San Diego County Schools

Youth Groups and Parent Participation Groups

Group reservations are required for these rates. All guided tours are for the students enrolled in the participating class. Siblings, including infants, are not permitted to attend guided tours.
Most school groups respect our animals and property. Please familiarize yourself and your group with our rules before coming to the Park, to make your visit run smoothly.

On-grounds Educator-led Programs

Grades preschool–2
Fur, Feathers, and Scales, Oh My!

Using animal presentations, hands-on helpers, and fun, this program is designed for young children. Students will meet one of our animal ambassadors and participate in interactive activities to help them focus on the coverings of each animal group. Participants can spend the rest of the day at the Park, following their program.
Length: 45–55 minutes 
Maximum: 40 per group (students and adults) 
Fee: *$200.  Note: Program fee must be received no later than two weeks after the reservation has been made. *Park admission rates may apply.

Grades 3–5
Save Our Aquatic Resources (SOAR)

The Safari Park now offers a grant-funded water education program for select schools in San Diego and Riverside counties.  SOAR takes place at our beautiful demonstration Biofiltration Wetlands, where students see the Park’s water recycling facility and discuss water conservation, its importance for survival, how humans can clean water, and ways that daily actions help make a difference.
Length: 90 minutes
Maximum: 40 per group (students and adults) 
Fee: Grant funded for select schools. Call for current availability.

Grades K–12
Conservation in Action
A Safari Park educator leads you and your students through the Park with inside information about endangered species, caring for wildlife, and becoming partners in conservation.  The two-hour program includes an Africa Tram tour and an animal encounter.
Length: 2 hours
Minimum: 20 per group (students and adults)
Maximum: 40 per group (students and adults) 

Fee: *$10 per person. Note:  Program fee must be received no later than two weeks after the reservation has been made. *Park admission rates may apply.

School Admission Rates

In general, admission is $7 on weekdays, weekends, and holidays for parents, instructors, and children ages 3 through 5. Children 2 and younger are free.

Entrance fees may change, depending on several variables. San Diego County students are free of charge during traditional school days. Schools located outside of San Diego County pay a discounted rate of $7 for each student on traditional school days. All schools pay $7 per student on weekends, holidays/promotional periods, and during the summer. The minimum size of a school group is 15 people. If you are bringing a special-needs class, the minimum group size is 8. We have a maximum of 200 people per school per day. Each individual over the 200-person limit is charged full price, which is $50.

Your group must have a minimum of 1 adult for 10 students. The maximum ratio of adults allowed varies, depending on your mode of transportation to the Park. If you are arriving by bus, 1 adult for every 5 students is the maximum ratio allowed. If you are arriving by cars to the Park, the maximum ratio is 1 adult for every 4 students. If you have any special-needs students, we do allow 1 adult for each special-needs student in the group. Please indicate this on the registration form if it applies to your group.

Adults within the maximum ratio are the same price as the students. Adults above the maximum ratio up to and not exceeding the total number of students are $10 each. Adult chaperones are required to stay with their students at all times. If the number of adults exceeds the number of students, each adult over and above the number of students will be charged the full admission price of $50. Teachers are counted in the total number of adults. The Africa Tram tour is $5 per person in your group if you would like to add it.

Any reservations made within 2 weeks will be charged a $20 late fee. Parking is free of charge with reservations made two weeks in advance of the visit. Buses park for free. School groups without reservations pay regular admission and parking rates.

To book a guided tour education program at the Safari Park, please call 760-738-5057.
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