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Onsite Field Trips

School field trip reservations for the 2023/2024 school year begin August 14.

Pre-school through 12th Grade

Field trips are available during the regular academic school year, Monday through Friday from September through June. All schools must be listed in the California Public/Private School Directory and have a reservation in order to receive the school rate.


Field trips are available during the school session. Reservations required in order to receive the school rate. For Docent-led College Primate or Adaptations Tours, contact docents@lazoo.org Attention: Linda

Cost for Student Admission

LAUSD Students: Free Zoo admission
Non-LAUSD Students: $3/student
Private School Students: $3/student
Head Start Students: Free Zoo admission
City of L.A. Recreation & Parks: Free Zoo admission with an authorization letter. Contact the Zoo for details.

Cost for Chaperones (Includes teacher and parents)

Chaperones: One free chaperone included with every 10 students.
Cost for additional chaperones: $5/person

School Group Block Out Dates 2023-2024


Independence DayJuly 4, 2023
Labor Day Weekend (1st weekend/Mon. in Sept)September 2-4, 2023
LAUSD – Unassigned Day (no school)September 25, 2023
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (2nd Monday in Oct.)October 9, 2023
Boo at the L.A. Zoo (weekend of or before Halloween)October 28-29, 2023
Veteran’s Day WeekendNovember 10-12, 2023
Thanksgiving Break (4th week in Nov.)November 20-26, 2023
Winter Holidays / Winter BreakDecember 18 – January 5, 2024
Martin L. King, Jr. Weekend (3rd weekend in Jan)January 13-15. 2024
Presidents’ Day Weekend (3rd weekend in Feb)February 17-19, 2024
Cesar Chavez (last Mon. in March)March 25, 2024
Spring BreakMarch 18-29, 2024
LAUSD – Unassigned Day (Cesar Chavez Observed)April 1, 2024
LAUSD – Unassigned Day (Armenian Genocide Observed)April 24, 2024
Memorial Day Weekend (last weekend in May)May 25-27, 2024