Group Visits to the Erie Zoo

The Erie Zoo is the perfect setting for a field trip for your family, church, summer camp, school, daycare or even a work outing! We are currently offering discounted rates to groups of over 15 people (there are some exceptions) that visit the Zoo this season. 

Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance (by filling out and sending in the form below) to receive the discounted rate.  Payment ahead of time is preferred, but not required! 

All information is listed below.

If you have any questions please call (814) 864-4091 x 1127 and ask for Kim in Education

Group Information

  • Groups should register 2 weeks in advance if possible to receive the school or group rate.
  • Payment ahead of time is preferred, but not required. 
  • Groups will have a quick and smooth entrance on the day of your arrival (if prepaid).
  • Groups visiting on specific dates will receive wristbands for entry on the day of your visit.
  • The Safariland Express Train ride is not guaranteed to run before May or after Labor Day.
  • All rides (Safarliand Express Train & Wildlife Carousel) are weather, attendance and staffing permitting. Please visit the amentities page for up to date hours of operations. 

Types of Groups:

Schools: School Field Trip Form: Pre-K through College:

  • Minimum of 15 paying people (exceptions made for classes with special needs)
  • For licensed Pre-K to 12 schools and colleges.
  • Valid during the months of September - June
  • Schools receive 1 free chaperone for every 10 children paid for

Non-Schools: Group Advanced Ticket Form

  • Great for church groups, scouts, businesses, daycares, summer camps and more!
  • Minimum of 15 paying people.
  • Valid during the months of March - November.
  • You can visit on a specific date OR can receive tickets for anytime during the current year. 

Zoo Inclusion Ticket:

  • Great for organizations for clients with special needs, therapeutic organizations or group homes
  • Must purchase a minimum of 10 tickets (to be used anytime in the season)
  • Valid during March through November
  • Can visit on a specific date or can receive tickets good for anytime during the current year. 

How to Register

  • Please send in your reservation at least 2 weeks in advance to receive any of the Advanced Ticket rates.  
  • Payment ahead of time is preferred, but not required.
  • All groups: Please refer to the School/Group Advanced Tickets packet below and used the included fillable forms to submit your School/Group Information

School/Group Advanced Ticket Packet & Form