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School Field Trips


  • Please make field trip reservations at least two weeks prior to your visit date.
  • Student safety is important to us at the Honolulu Zoo, and for that reason we require a minimum ratio of one adult per 10 students regardless of age group. We also require shoes to be worn at all times while on Zoo grounds.
  • Keiki Zoo (Petting Zoo) times are on a first come, first reserved basis and are limited to groups of no more than 25 individuals for each 30 minute time slot.  Time slots start every 15 minutes.  PLEASE NOTE: Keiki Zoo times are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice due to staffing and/or animal emergencies.
  • We DO NOT have facilities for storing lunches. We suggest placing lunches in a box/cooler and storing them on one of our picnic tables accompanied by one of your chaperones, renting double strollers ($7 each) from our gift shop to transport the lunches, bringing in wagons to pull lunches, or have the students carry their lunches with them.

Make a Field Trip Reservation


Effective February 13, 2012, the admission fees for school group field trips are as follows:

School Groups (Public and Private Schools: Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE), Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), Head Start, Homeschools, Preschools)

  • School Child (Pre-K to 6th Grade) $2.00 each
  • School Child (7th Grade to 12th Grade) $4.00 each
  • School Adult (including teachers and chaperones) $8.00 each

Non-School Group Rates (Scout Troops, Afterschool Groups, Summer Camps, Church Groups, Non-profit Groups)

  • School Child (Pre-K to 6th Grade) $4.00 each
  • School Child (7th Grade to 12th Grade) $8.00 each
  • School Adult (including teachers and chaperones) $8.00 each

City and County of Honolulu Parks and Recreation Summer Fun

  • Call For Rates:  (808) 926-3191

Out-of-State Groups (General Admission Rates)

  • School Child (Pre-K to 6th Grade) $6.00 each
  • School Child (7th Grade to 12th Grade) $14.00 each
  • School Adult (including teachers and chaperones) $14.00 each
    • Have the final headcount ready for the cashier at the time of payment
    • Fees are payable by cash, check, or charge (Visa and MasterCard only).  Purchase Orders and personal checks are not accepted
    • Please make all entrance fees payable to "The City and County of Honolulu"
    • No refunds will be given for checks written over the amount owed at time of entrance


Did you know that our African Savanna was designed to represent different ecosystems in Africa? Have your own personal guide on safari through the wilds of Africa where our staff will showcase the wonders of giraffes, zebras, ostriches, lions, cheetahs, and many others with fun facts about the animals that inhabit Africa and the Honolulu Zoo.

HCPS III-Benchmarks

  • K.1.1 Use the senses to make observations
  • K.1.2 Ask questions about the world around them
  • 1.3.1 Identify the requirements of plants and animals to survive (e.g., food, air, light, water)
  • 1.4.1 Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
  • 1.5.2 Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
  • 2.1.1 Develop predictions based on observations
  • 2.3.1 Describe how animals depend on plants and animals
  • 2.5.1 Identify distinct environments and the different kinds of organisms each environment supports
  • 3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations
  • 3.4.1 Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
  • 4.5.1 Compare fossils and living things
  • 4.5.2 Describe the roles of various organisms in the same environment
  • 4.5.3 Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive
  • 4.3.1 Explain how simple food chains and food webs can be traced back to plants
  • 4.3.2 Describe how an organism's behavior is determined by its environment
  • 5.3.1 Describe the cycle of energy among producers, consumers, and decomposers
  • 5.3.2 Describe the interdependent relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem in terms of the cycles of matter
  • 5.5.1Recognize that some traits of living things are inherited and others are learned

Guided Tour Policies:

  • Guided tours are optional and the fees are in addition to the admission fees.
  • Programs are $75 for the first 25 participants, $3 per additional person (fees apply to students and chaperones, teachers are FREE). Checks must be presented to your guide PRIOR to the start of your tour. Checks are payable to "THE HONOLULU ZOO SOCIETY"
  • Tours are booked on a first come, first reserved basis. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Tour times are based on staff availability and the arrival and departure times of your group.
  • Two programs can run simultaneously, but this is dependent on staffing and previously scheduled programs.
  • We can usually accommodate a maximum of 100 students on any given day.

If you have questions or need to cancel your reservation, please contact:

Programs Coordinator
Phone: (808) 926-3191
Fax: (808) 926-2622

Honolulu Zoological Society
Education Department
151 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu HI 96815