Field Trip Experienes

Field Trip Experiences

School admission rates are given specifically to groups when student admission is being paid for by the school. Reservations are required in advance. One person must pay for the entire group to receive the school discount. One adult per 10 students is required.  To make a reservation, email classes@OmahaZoo.com.

School Group Admission Fees 

  • Students (pre-k through college): $3.00 per person
  • Chaperones: Free 

Memberships are not permitted for school programs or admission. Prices are subject to change.

Enhance Your Field Trip Experience

With the Wildlife Safari Park at your fingertips, you can enhance the learning opportunities available to your students. Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or classes@OmahaZoo.com for more information.

Step-on Safari Tour

Enhance your school field trip with one of our knowledgable guides aboard your school bus. Our guide will share how Wildlife Safari Park's animals, natives of Nebraska, rely on the prairie and how the prairies rely on them, too. 

Length: One hour

Cost: $50 per bus plus $3 per student (chaperones free)

Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 to set up a reservation.

Student Workshops

Expand your students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on activities. 

Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or classes@OmahaZoo.com for more information or to schedule a session.

  • Available April 1 through October 31 (weather permitting)
  • Times available are 9 a.m. and Noon
  • Capacity: 40 students per session. For groups larger than 40, a second session is required.
  • Three weeks' notice required  
  • Fee: $5 per student (minimum fee applicable, does not include school group admission to Wildlife Safari Park)
 

Grades K-5

  • New workshops coming soon!
 

Grades 6-12

  • Amphibian Field Sampling: Provide your students with an opportunity to engage in real-world science at Wildlife Safari Park. Learn about conservation issues facing amphibians and collect valuable data, which is used to monitor their health as a part of our statewide amphibian conservation initiative. Students will learn how to test water quality, collect samples from amphibians to be tested for disease, and properly record data. 

Professional Development

Wildlife Safari Park provides high quality professional development opportunities for both formal and informal educators. Our aim is to develop a community of educators dedicated to professional growth in STEM and wildlife conservation. We believe that science is learned through authentic experiences and real-world applications. All professional development opportunities are aligned to the new Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards. 

Join our Educator VIP list to find out about special education events and professional development workshops in advance. Email educate@OmahaZoo.com with the subject of Educator VIP

Clean Creeks Conservation - Groundwater Educator Workshop

Could you tell if a creek or pond is clean just by looking at it? Smelling it? Do those creepy-looking bugs swimming on the surface indicate pollution? Turns out, it’s not always so easy to determine whether water is clean or polluted. But in any case, healthy humans depend on healthy water.  This “boots-in-the-creek” workshop will leave you with newfound skills as creek conservationist and resources to pass those same skills on to your students.  This workshop is held at Wildlife Safari Park, near Ashland, NE (I-80, Exit 426).  To register for this workshop, click here.

Saturday, September 22nd
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$10