This form is for new reservation requests ONLY.

To reschedule an existing field trip reservation, email the Visitor Services team at fieldtrips@marylandzoo.org.

Before you complete this form, you will need to make sure you have the following information:

  • Total number of students
  • Total number of teachers
  • Total number of students with special needs who will be accompanied by IEP-mandated 1:1 assistants
  • Total number of parents/guardians
  • Total number of non-student children (e.g., siblings of students in the class)

Let’s get started!

Step 1:

Read carefully the Zoo’s field trip policies (required), and determine if your group is eligible for the grant-funded free field trip program.

Step 2:

Check the calendar below to see if your preferred date is available. NOTE: A minimum of 72 hours’ notice is needed for new field trips. Dates in red are already full or are otherwise unavailable for field trips.

YELLOW = Spaces Running Low
RED = Spaces Not Available

Step 3:

Complete the Reservation Request Form below. NOTE: Missing or incomplete information will delay processing.













    What field trip date are you requesting?
    First Date Choice
    Second Date Choice
    What time would you like to enter the Zoo?
    Tell us about you and your school!
    Your First Name
    Your Last Name
    Email
    Daytime Phone
    Full School Name (Please do not abbreviate!)

    Is the school Title I?

    School Street Address
    City
    Zip Code
    Please enter your daycare license number (Required for grant-funding purposes)
    Daycare License Number*

    Note: If you are a homeschool, you will be asked to supply documentation that verifies your status (e.g., a letter from the local school system, an umbrella card).

    Step 4: Tell us about your group!

    Grade Level (check all that apply)

    Estimated field trip fees will be based on the attendance numbers you provide below. You will only be charged (if applicable), however, on the day of your visit for your actual attendance.

    We will calculate your required number of chaperones by dividing the number of students by eight (8). These required adults—whether they are teachers, parents/guardians, or other school staff—are admitted free. All other adults beyond the 8-to-1 ratio who wish to visit the Zoo along with a field trip will be offered a group sales admission rate.

    How many students? (Free!)

    Number of Students

    How many teachers? (Free only when counted in the 8:1 ratio)

    Number of Teachers

    How many IEP-mandated 1:1 assistants? (Note: This category refers to formal school employees supporting a student with special needs as specified in the student’s IEP. It does NOT apply to classroom or preschool assistants. – Free!)

    Number of IEP-mandated 1:1 assistants

    Number of other adults? (Parents/guardians, other school staff – $17 each beyond the 8:1 ratio)

    Number of Other Adults

    Number of non-student children? (Age 2 and up – $13 each)

    Number of Non-student Children

    Who will be the contact person on the day of your field trip (if different from above)?

    First Name
    Last Name

    How will your group be arriving to the Zoo?

    Would you like to receive our Education Insider newsletter?

    Have You Read Our Policies?

    Please include any additional questions or comments you may have: