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Guided Field Trips

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 classes in San Diego County during the traditional school year. Homeschools and Non-San Diego County schools receive a reduced admission fee of $10 per student.

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

San Diego County Schools

Out of San Diego County Schools

Youth Groups, Homeschools, 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, but please familiarize yourself and your group with our rules before coming to the Park, to allow your visit to 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: 45–60 minutes 
Maximum: 40 per group (students and adults)  
Fee: *$200.  *Park admission rates may apply.

Grades 2–6
Save Our Aquatic Resources (SOAR)

The Safari Park now offers a grant-funded water education program for select schools in San Diego County. 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 San Diego County Title 1 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 90-minute program includes an animal encounter, as well as tickets to ride the Africa Tram tour at your leisure.
Length: 90 minutes
Minimum: 20 per group (students and adults)
Maximum: 40 per group (students and adults) 

Fee: *$10 per person. *Park admission rates may apply.

School Admission Rates

In general, admission is $10 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 $10 for each student on traditional school days. All schools pay $10 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 for a full-price ticket. Please check the tickets section of our website for current prices.

Your group must have a minimum of 1 adult for 10 students. 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. Please check the tickets section of our website for current prices. 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 $25 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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