A variety of experiences are available from interactive field trips and zoo patches to scholarship opportunities for school groups.
For field trip information related to all LAUSD and non-LAUSD primary or secondary schools, including scholarships, please click here.
For university and adult school special needs field trips, including scholarships, please click here.
The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to offer the Zoo Pals scholarship program. Zoo Pals is a special grant-funded program that provides qualified schools and/or groups with free admission and free transportation to the Los Angeles Zoo for a self-directed or docent-guided tour.
The Zoo Pals program funds transportation costs for participating schools and/or groups. One bus per school/group, and a maximum of 60 students/children and UP TO SIX adult chaperones will be covered.
* Funding for the 2012-2013 ZooPals program is currently exhausted. Please continue to check back for updates on the funding status of the program.
Zoo World Patch Program
The Patch program is a four-hour class for scouts, both boy and girl, which focuses on the workings of the Zoo and its plant and animal collection.
Through digital presentation, hands-on activities (art, creative writing and biofacts investigations), and adventures on Zoo grounds, the Zoo Patch program takes your scout on an investigative exploration of the Zoo’s plant and animal collection, examining the daily operations of a zoo, zoo careers, animal exhibit development, animal diets, and much more.
Each class is four hours long and led by a Los Angeles Zoo Docent (trained zoo volunteer) and each scout receives a special Zoo Patch after the completion of the program and scout leaders receive a detailed sheet connecting the day’s activities to scout badges. The cost is $15 per scout and patches are included in the program fee. One adult leader may attend free with every 10 scouts; each additional adult is $20. Prices are subject to change.
For more information or to register by phone, please call (323) 644-4211.
While visiting the zoo you may encounter one of our friendly Zoo Educators. They have a passion for animals and love to share their knowledge about them. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have as you explore the zoo.
Biological Sciences / Zoo Magnet
This program, established in 1981, is located adjacent to the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park and is ten minutes by shuttle bus from the North Hollywood High School main campus. Students have the opportunity to excel in a highly academic curriculum with emphasis on animal studies and biological sciences, while observing and conducting research at the zoo facilities and in the nearby park and museums.
Students from anywhere in the Los Angeles Unified School District can enroll in the magnet program. For further information, and to find out the documents necessary to enroll a student in North Hollywood High School, please call the school at (818) 753-6292.