School Lunches by the Zoo

Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance with a minimum of 10 orders.

Lunches may also include reserved seating in our Safari Shelters (Monday – Friday, through November 2021). Reserved seating is seasonal and subject to availability.

Register Today


Dates: Monday – Friday, year-round
Pick-Up Time: 10:30am, 11:00am, or 11:30am
Pick-Up Location: Sweet Retreat at the Grove
Cost: $10-13 per lunch
Note: Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance with a minimum of 10 orders. Pizza lunches may be limited. Maximum of 100 pizza lunches per day across all groups.

Lunch Options

All lunches come with: entrée, bag of chips, bottle water.

  • Pizza Lunch: $10: 1 slice entrée, $13: 2 slice entrée
    • choose all cheese pizza lunches, all pepperoni lunches, or half and half
  • Hot Dog Lunch: $13 entrée

Already have a Field and want to add a Lunch?

Schools can add a school lunch to their field trip anytime up to two week before their field trip.

Add School Lunches

Other Dining Options

    • Bring your own lunches. We strongly encourage students to pack a sack lunch and either carry it themselves or have a chaperone carry it for the group in a bag. Space to store lunches is limited  and is first come, first serve OR reserved for groups that have rented a shelter space for the day.
    • Purchase Lunch Individually. There are general dining options around the Zoo to purchase lunch. Base Camp Café is open year-round. Additional concessions are located throughout the park but are open seasonally and weather-dependent. Kids’ meals start as low as $6.50. Note: Lines may be long during our busy season. There is plenty of seating at all dining locations, open or closed.

Where to eat

  • Throughout the Zoo. There are small picnic areas scattered throughout Zoo grounds for smaller groups to eat. For the easiest lunch experience, we encourage each school group to carry their lunches with them and sit wherever they find a spot to eat at their convenience.
  • Picnic Shelters. Picnic shelters can be reserved for large groups through November 2021 for a fee of $100. Click here to request a Picnic Shelter.  After November 2021, picnic shelters will not be available due to construction.