Field Trips with the Zoo Visit the Zoo with Your Group Today! Enhance your students’ learning with a field trip where the Zoo is your living classroom! Field trips to the Zoo are available year round every day of the week. Important Notes for 2022-23 Bus Parking: All buses that are parking at the Zoo must purchase a bus parking pass. Please see diagram for bus parking fees. Close Encounters: Schools that register for a Close Encounter are committed to a $25 per program fee, unless cancelled before arrival to the Zoo. Safety During COVID-19: Masks are required for Close Encounters and CREW Building Tour. Please bring a mask. Festival of Lights: Schools wishing to come to the Zoo after 2pm during Festival of Lights (November 19th-January 2nd) must book through Group Sales.