School Fieldtrips & Programs

Bringing Students Closer to Nature!

Our Mission: To strengthen the connection to the natural world
by entertaining, educating & empowering zoo visitors.

School Group Discounted Admission: Students $4.50   Teachers/Chaperones $6.50

Field Trip Form

View Field Trip Tips.

Self-guided tour field trips can be scheduled for any DATE AND TIME that you would like.  If you would like to schedule a program (see information below), please call (940) 668-4539 or email us at to check for available dates and times.

Students will experience a “giraffe’s eye-view” of a
4.5 acre mixed species African Savannah exhibit from
Frank Buck Zoo's elevated walkway.

Feed friendly goats at our Petting Zoo. 

25¢ for feed

Zebras and Pals Kelby Anderko
Child Playing with a Goat

 ~On-Site Programming~

Enhance your zoo visit with an on-site Animal Encounter Program, held in the zoo amphitheater, featuring live animals!
(During school year only, not available in summer)

Group of People Gathered

Animal Connections

(Kindergarten through High-school)

Our Animal Connections Program allows students a closer look
at arthropods, birds of prey, mammals, reptiles and more. This 30-minute educational presentation explores animal adaptations, niches & is aligned with TEKS guidelines.
Please schedule at least one week in advance.
Available during school year.

As of September 2020, 25 person maximum per group.
$110.00 - First Program
If your require additional programs for a larger group, $100.00 each subsequent program.

Program price does not include admission.


(Jr. High, High-School & College Students)

Zoo keeping is more than rakes and shovels!  Students learn about various careers in the zoo world as they get a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes at the Frank Buck Zoo.
In this 45-minute program, discover what hands-on opportunities are available to students ages 14-18 when they are enrolled in Frank Buck Zoo's Zoo Team summer volunteer program & College Intern opportunities.
Available during school year.

These programs are scheduled to start at 11:00 am.

25 Person Maximum per program
$110.00 - First Program
Add $5 per person for groups over 25 up to 30 people.  If you require additional programs for groups larger than 30 people, additional programs are $100.00 each subsequent program.

Program price does not include admission.

Kids Petting a Llama

Giraffe Encounter is available for $6 per person; more information can be found on the Animal Encounters page.

For scheduling the Animal Connections or the Zookeeper 101 Programs:
Email the Zoo or call (940) 668-4539 to check availability.
 Submit your requested field trip information on our Field Trip Form.


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Email the Zoo or call (940) 668-4539 for questions and inquiries.