• Learn & Explore at the
  • New York State Zoo at Thompson Park
FIELD TRIPS

Groups of 10+ enjoy Field Trip admission pricing at the Zoo.

  • Bring your group to learn and play together in beautiful Thompson Park, surrounded by native wildlife and passionate Educators!
  • Including allowing your group to explore the zoo at their own pace, we also offer on-site EdZOOcation programs and Guided Tours.
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  • Field Trip Admission:
  • $5.50 / child
  • $7.75 / adult

+ 1 complimentary adult admission per 10 children

  • Program Admission:
  • $5.50 / child
  • $7.75 / adult

(not included in field trip fee)

Guided Tour: $35 per group

Watertown Classes for kids
  • REQUEST YOUR PROGRAM THROUGH THE
  • FIELD TRIP RESERVATION PROCESS
 

Onsite EdZOOcation Programs

 

  • During our 30 minute on-site EdZOOcation programs, groups gather in our classroom to learn about wildlife biology and ecology through up-close encounters with our Animal Ambassadors. 
  • The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park is proud to present Educational Programming that meets New York state Common Core standards. The Zoo currently offers 2 age-specific program options for both on-site and off-site EdZOOcation bookings.
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Our program options may be adapted for all age groups and are limited to participation by no more than 25 individuals per session.

Wild Wonders (grades K-4)
An interactive program that introduces children to the wonderful world of wildlife. The Wild Wonders program includes educational presentations with discussions about species characteristics, natural behaviors, and how we are all connected through the balance of ecosystems. There are opportunities for Q/A and the program concludes with the opportunity for participants to create lasting memories through direct connection with our Animal Ambassadors.
Creature Culture (grades 5-8)
An interactive program that introduces young minds to the complexity of our natural world. The Creature Culture program includes educational presentations with discussions about animal adaptations, predator/prey relationships, and conservation initiatives. There are opportunities for Q/A and the program concludes with the opportunity for participants to create lasting memories through direct connection with our Animal Ambassadors.

For Field Trip information contact the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park:

 

  • Guest Services Director
  • Pamela Whitmire
  • (315) 804-6225

pam@nyszoo.org