Self-Guided Field Trip: College

College students, book a Self-Guided Field Trip today at Zoo Atlanta’s best group rate! This option is ideal for college groups who plan to enter the gate and pay together as a group upon arrival.

The Zoo now offers multiple program offerings to supplement the college curriculum at a reduced rate.

College groups of 10 or more can select a Self-Guided Field Trip, a Self-Guided Field Trip & Lecture, or the Student Day Pass.

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Daily year-round; Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are less crowded.

Regular Zoo Hours (allow 2-3 hours)

$17.99 per student

One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free, additional chaperones pay student price.


  • Reservations must be made at least 14 days prior to the date of your visit to receive the discounted school admission rate of $17.99. 
  • No walk-up groups will be admitted. 
  • You will receive one FREE adult chaperone ticket per every 10 students when you pre-register. Additional adults pay the same rate as students.  
  • Minimum group size of 10 students is required to receive the discounted admission rate. No maximum. 


  • Payment is due at least 14 days prior to the date of your visit. Unpaid reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received. 
  • Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of your reservation. 
  • Payments are not accepted at the gate for the $17.99 Educational Group Rate. 


  • Cancellations 7 days before the scheduled visit will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling of an existing reservation date or time slot must be made at least 7 days before your scheduled visit
  • Educational Groups will not receive refunds for rain. For instances of severe inclement weather, please contact Education Reservations at 404.624.5822. 


  • You can pre-order your lunch! For just $8.50 per person + tax, your group can order your choice of pizza or sandwich, whole fruit, cookie and a drink! Please complete the order form and submit via email to or by phone at 404.624.5995. Orders must be placed 14 days prior to your visit. 
  • Group lunch storage is available in the Zoo at The Lunch Den, Monday through Friday, year-round near Treetop Trail. Lunches must be in labeled cooler/container.


  • Bus drivers are permitted to drop off their groups in the turnaround circle in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot. See our map for further details.
  • Bus parking is not available in the City of Atlanta public parking lots on Cherokee Avenue and Boulevard.
  • Offsite bus parking is available at the Marshalling Yard at 362 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30313, for $28.25 per day.
  • Car parking is conveniently located in the lot on Cherokee Avenue and in the new Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. Learn more about parking rates and locations.


  • Zoo Atlanta welcomes all guests and makes every effort to ensure that our pathways, habitats and facilities are accessible, so you have a safe and enjoyable visit. For information on wheelchair rentals, resources for guests with sensory-processing needs, and more visit our Accessibility page.

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