School and Group Programs


Field TripField Trips

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Zoo Pals

Zoo Pals is a special grant-funded program that provides qualified schools and groups with free admission and free transportation to the Los Angeles Zoo for either a self-directed or docent-guided tour.

Zoo Pals applications are no longer being accepted for the 2013/2014 school year. Please check back next summer for new applications.

Zoo World Patch Program

Zoo World Patch ProgramLead by a knowledgeable Zoo Docent, the Zoo World Patch Program is a four-hour class for scouts (both girl and boy troops) which focuses on the workings of the Zoo and its plant and animal collection.

Through digital presentations, hands-on activities, and adventures on Zoo grounds, the program takes scouts on an investigative exploration of the Zoo’s plant and animal collection. Children learn about the daily operations of a zoo, as well as zoo careers, animal exhibit development, animal diets, and much more!

Each scout receives a special patch after the completion of the program.

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) 644-4702 or email

Each class date is from 10am to 2pm.

  • January 25, 2014 (Full)
  • February 8, 2014 (Full)
  • February 22, 2014 (Full)
  • March 8, 2014 (Full)
  • March 22, 2014 (Full)
  • April 26, 2014 (Full)
  • May 3, 2014 (Full)
  • May 17, 2014 (Full)
  • June 7, 2014 (Full)


On-Grounds EducationOn-Grounds Interpretation

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.

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