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Group Field Trips

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School Field Trips

Aloha! We apologize for the inconvenience – due to our field trip database crashing, all previously booked field trips must be rebooked. Please note that there is no restriction on how many groups visit per day so you are able to reserve your original visit date and time. Please consider your completed reservation as a confirmation for your visit. Please rebook your reservation after August 1st, 2020. Mahalo for your patience and understanding.
Self-Guided Field Trips Reservations Policies

There is no restriction on how many groups visit per day, please consider your completed reservation as a confirmation for your visit. You will NOT be receiving an email.

  • please make field trip reservations at least two weeks prior to your visit date
  • student safety is important to us at the Honolulu Zoo, we require a minimum ratio of 1:10  adult per students ratio regardless of age group
  • shoes must be worn at all times while on Zoo grounds
  • we DO NOT have facilities for storing lunches
  • if you would like to visit the Keiki Zoo on your field trip please enter your request in the “special requests/comments” section of your field trip submission
  • please make payment the day of your field trip (we accept cash, visa/master, check [please make payable to “The Honolulu Zoo”])

After completing your reservation be sure to download the appropriate confirmation packet before exiting the screen. Packets are to be filled out by the group leader and can be used as an invoice. A completed packet is required for Zoo entry on the day of your visit.

Reserved School Group Rates (Field Trips)

please have the final headcount ready for the cashier at the time of payment

effective December 1, 2018, 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, After-school 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

Out-of-State Groups (General Admission Rates)

  • school Child (Pre-K to 6th Grade) $11.00 each
  • school Child (7th Grade to 12th Grade) $19.00 each
  • school Adult (including teachers and chaperones) $19.00 each

Honolulu City and County Parks and Recreation Summer Fun

call For Rates: 808.971.7195

Payments

  • 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

Get the most out of your Zoo excursion with a Guided Tour of some of the popular areas of our zoo!

Be led by our Educators through the most popular area of the Zoo and learn fun and interesting facts about the animals that call the Honolulu Zoo home. Our Educators not only have an extensive knowledge of all things Zoo but know how to present to students and chaperones of all ages. Tours highlight key vocabulary and concepts that meet Next Generation Science Standards and fulfill requirements of most animal-related scouting badges. Educators also share information about our animals’ unique personalities, carry along bio-facts and provide students the opportunity to ask questions.

choose from the tours below!

Welcome to the Zoo!
Animals Covered on Tour: American Flamingo, Spoonbill and Ibis, King Vulture, Sloth, Golden Lion Tamarin, Crowned Pigeon, Green Iguana, Birds of Paradise, Nicobar Pigeon, Bleeding Heart Dove, Myna Birds, Great Argus Pheasant, Wrinkled Hornbills, Parrot Row, Kookaburra, Hawaiian Hawk, Nene

Island Inhabitants
Lar Gibbon, Ring-tailed lemurs, Siamang Gibbons, Sumatran Tiger, Galapagos Tortoise, Komodo Dragon, Nene, Pueo

Reptile Roundabout
Gharial, Aldabra Tortoises, Japanese Giant Salamanders, Sun Bear, Kamehameha Butterflies, Crocodile Monitor Lizards, Tegu, Burmese Python, Poison Dart Frog, Green Iguana, Elongated Tortoise, New Caledonian Gecko, Radiated Tortoise

Savanna
African Wild Dogs, Black Rhinoceros, Meerkat, Hamadryas Baboon, Fennec Fox, Lion, African Crested Porcupine, Giraffe, Zebra, Cheetah, African Penguin, Hippo

Scheduling: 

please request a guided tour under “special requests/comments” on your field trip submission

guided tours are 45 min in length.
Monday – Saturday by reservation only

Pricing:

$75.00 for the first 25 participants, $3 per additional participant.

we accommodate up to 100 participants in a day

reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and subject to staff and animal availability

please make reservations at most, 3 months in advance to your visiting date

please note for all tours and education programs there is a 15 minute grace period.  if you have not arrived within 15 minutes of your start time, we reserve the right to cancel your program.

admission fees to the zoo are separate from Education Program fees

if you have scheduled an educational tour or program, you must have 2 separate checks, one for admission into the Zoo, the other for your scheduled program

Looking for a more educational content to your visit? We offer an hour program, 30 minutes dedicated to presentations in our classroom, Hale `Imi Ike by one of our educators. After your presentation, the educator will guide your group to a relevant exhibit and you’ll get the chance to learn more about the animal that resides within the exhibit, their physical/behavioral characteristics, their status in the wild, what people around the globe are doing to help them, and what you can do to help protect our world’s amazing species!

Pricing:

$85/group of 25 participants

$3/ additional participant

Title I schools are free!

Program duration:

45 – 60 minutes

Program Topics:
Creature Categories!

Have fun with this interesting overview of animal classification and find out what makes mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians different from each other.

GRADE STANDARDS: K-2nd

  • Benchmark K.3.1 – Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
  • Benchmark K.4.1 – Identify differences between living and non-living things
  • Benchmark 2.4.1 – Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles
  • Benchmark K.5.1 – Identify ways in which some offspring are very much like their parents, although not exactly
  • Benchmark 1.5.2 – Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
Wild Hawai`i!

Hawaii is a place like nowhere else on Earth. Meet animals that have crossed entire oceans to find this island paradise. Discover the contributions that the first people have made to Hawaii’s ecosystem, and understand how to help protect the animals that make Hawaii so unique.
GRADE STANDARDS: 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th

  • Benchmark SC.1.4.1 – Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
  • Benchmark SC.1.5.1 – Identify ways in which the same kinds of plants and the same kinds of animals differ
  • Benchmark SC.1.5.2 – Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
  • Benchmark SC.4.3.2 – Describe how an organism’s behavior is determined by its environment
  • Benchmark SC.4.5.3 – Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive
  • Benchmark SS.4.3.1 – Explain the origins and culture of early Hawaiians
  • Benchmark SS.4.3.4 – Describe the theories of early migrations from parts of Polynesia to Hawaii, including migration myths and legends
  • Benchmark SC.7.5.3 – Explain that small differences between parents and offspring could produce descendants that look very different from their ancestors
  • Benchmark SC.7.5.5 – Explain how fossils provide evidence that life and environmental conditions have changed over time
  • Benchmark SC.8.5.1 – Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms
Animal Adaptations!

Take a trip around the world to visit exotic environments and learn how amazing animals have different adaptations to animals. See how different adaptations can lead to new species, and understand that there are simple things everyone can do to save animals from extinction.

GRADE STANDARDS: K-5th, 7-8th

  • Benchmark SC.K.1.1 – Use the senses to make observations
  • Benchmark SC.K.5.1 – Identify ways in which some offspring are very much like their parents, although not exactly
  • Benchmark SC.1.4.1 – Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
  • Benchmark SC.1.5.1 – Identify ways in which the same kinds of plants and the same kinds of animals differ
  • Benchmark SC.1.5.2 – Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
  • Benchmark SC.2.4.1 – Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles
  • Benchmark SC.2.5.1 – Identify distinct environments and the different kinds of organisms each environment supports
  • Benchmark SC.2.8.2 – Identify the limited supply of natural resources and how they can be extended through conservation, reuse, and recycling
  • Benchmark SC.3.4.1 – Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
  • Benchmark SC.3.5.1 – Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms
  • Benchmark SC.4.3.2 – Describe how an organism’s behavior is determined by its environment
  • Benchmark SC.4.5.3 – Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive
  • Benchmark SC.5.5.1 – Recognize that some traits of living things are inherited and others are learned
  • Benchmark SC.7.5.3 – Explain that small differences between parents and offspring could produce descendants that look very different from their ancestors
  • Benchmark SC.7.5.4 – Analyze how organisms’ body structures contribute to their ability to survive and reproduce
  • Benchmark SC.7.5.6 – Explain why variation(s) in a species’ gene pool contributes to its survival in a constantly changing environment
  • Benchmark SC.8.5.1 – Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms
What’s for lunch?!

Everyone has to eat. Learn about how animals have bodies designed to eat their favorite foods, and how at the zoo, we make mealtime and playtime one in the same! Through what they eat, all organisms are interconnected, from tiny decomposers, to fearsome predators, and our eating habits can shape the world many ways.

GRADE STANDARDS: K, 3rd-5th, 7th, 8th

  • Benchmark SC.K.3.1 – Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
  • Benchmark SC.3.3.1 – Describe how plants depend on animals
  • Benchmark SC.3.4.1 – Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
  • Benchmark SC.3.5.1 – Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms
  • Benchmark SC.4.3.1 – Explain how simple food chains and food webs can be traced back to plants
  • Benchmark SC.4.3.2 – Describe how an organism’s behavior is determined by its environment
  • Benchmark SC.5.3.2 – Describe the interdependent relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem in terms of the cycles of matter
  • Benchmark SC.5.3.1 – Describe the cycle of energy among producers, consumers, and decomposers
  • Benchmark SC.7.3.1 – Explain how energy moves through food webs, including the roles of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  • Benchmark SC.7.3.2 – Explain the interaction and dependence of organisms on one another
  • Benchmark SC.8.5.1 – Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms

Reservations can be made with our Education Coordinator by calling the main line, or sending an email request to education@honzoosoc.org.

Questions or cancellation?

please contact us

Education Department

Phone: 808.926.3191 ext. 2
Email: education@honzoosoc.org

Address

Honolulu Zoological Society – Education Department
151 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu,HI 96815

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