Sequoia Park Zoo offers a variety of zoo camps, classes, tours, and educational resources!
From field trips to scout troops, there is a special educational experience for every group of visitors!
Explore the tabs below to learn more about the education programs offered or email the Education Department for assistance.
Field trips must be scheduled at least one week in advance to receive field trip pricing and to schedule time on the Redwood Sky Walk and in the Barnyard.
Field trips are offered Tuesday - Friday from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Field Trip Pricing
Students: $3.00 per child
Teachers and staff: FREE
Chaperones: 1 parent for every 5 students FREE; additional adults are subject to regular admission rates.
Please note that Zoo Memberships may not be applied to field trips or group admission.
Redwood Sky Walk
School groups and field trips visiting the Sequoia Park Zoo are required to schedule guided time on the Redwood Sky Walk, which ensures that all rules are followed and the highest educational standards are met. Experienced Zoo educators curate these tours based on age, curriculum, and group interest.
School groups and field trips visiting the Zoo must schedule time in the Barnyard, which includes visiting the sheep and goats in the Contact Corral.
Add a truly memorable experience to your visit to the Zoo! Private animal encounters can be scheduled with either our red pandas or North American river otters.
Encounters must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and can accommodate up to four participants. These premium experiences cost $200.00 each, and $50.00 goes directly to support conservation efforts in the wild.
For more information or to schedule an encounter, please email email@example.com.
Guided tours of the Zoo and Redwood Sky Walk are available to youth & adult groups including scouts, clubs, etc.
Tours are tailored to the interests of the group. Please contact the Education Department to discuss your specific situation.
Thank you to our 2023 Zoo Campers and Zoo Crew for a wonderful summer!
We look forward to hosting new camps in 2024!
Cub Club (Ages 5-7)
Cub Club is a wild adventure for the young explorer. During each class we learn about animals through intimate encounters, hands-on exploration, theater, storybooks, art and more.
Jr. Zookeepers (Ages 8-10)
Hands-on learning about animals including caring for, feeding and making special treats for our zoo ambassadors. Camps cater to diverse learners and always include arts, physical movement and multi-sensory exploration.
Zoo Crew (Ages 11-15)
Zoo Crew (formerly YAK) meets three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday OR Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Participants assist Zookeepers with animal care tasks in the Barnyard and other projects around the Zoo while also learning about research, enrichment and training. Sign up for as many weeks during the summer as you would like!
*Members who have not previously signed up for Zoo Camp, or those that did not receive the Zoo member rate, please contact the Education Department to ensure you receive your member rate. Please include the name of adult member, child’s name, and birth date.
Redwood Forest EdVentures Curriculum
Expand the learning opportunities for your students using the Redwood Forest EdVentures curriculum book, which is ideal for students in 3rd-5th grade.
Visit Save the Redwoods Learning Center for more resources, provided through their grant program.