School Field Trips

Who qualifies for our discounted school pricing?

Public schools, church camps and summer camps automatically receive the following price break. Any other large groups (20+) that don’t fall into one of the before-mentioned categories are welcome to call us at (830)868-4357 to discuss other discount options!


Our rates are based on how many students you bring – not including staff or parents.

Groups less than 19: Regular tour price

Groups of 20-59 students: $9 per child and $12 per adult

Groups of 60-99 students: $8 per child and $11 per adult

Groups of 100 students or more: $7 per child and $10 per adult

Teachers and other accommodating staff are not free. They’ll be charged the rates you see above.

You must call us at (830)868-4357 to receive the proper price quote for your group – and to reserve!

How to plan:

We have you covered! Our team is dedicated to creating a smooth, fun outing for the field trip. We will organize the event from start to finish – just give us a time frame and let us handle the rest!

What to expect:

Each child will have the opportunity to interact with animals on a guided tour – exploring and enjoying these unique animals in their natural environment!

Our professional tour guides will educate them with interesting facts and stories, while also explaining the importance of these animals. The tour is a 45-minute excursion by tractor-trailer and is sure to be a hit with the kiddos!

Before or after the guided tour, each student and teacher will have the opportunity to interact and pet the animals inside several different petting zoo areas!

We recommend to bring a sack lunch! The group may utilize our huge, shaded picnic area within view of our playful group of lemurs and porcupine pair!

Other Field Trip Details:

  • Organizers will be sent one invoice at the time of the booking. If the number of children attending changes, we will not send another invoice. Please give accurate details at the time of booking.
  • Payment is accepted upon arrival. Acceptable payment may be a school check, cash or credit card.
  • Parents are always welcome to join their children on a field trip here. Parents are charged the school rate for adults and must pay upon arrival. If parents are late for the trip, they are not guaranteed onto the Guided Tour, but they will still pay the entry fee for petting zoo access. Always encourage accompanying parents to be on time, or early.

Teacher Resource Downloads

Below are some important TEKS-Based resources that may or may not be used for field trips with us.

We are open EVERY DAY!

The only days that the Exotic Resort Zoo is closed is Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Contact Us

235 Zoo Trail - Johnson City, Texas 78636

Phone: (830)868-4357

Guided Tours are BACK!

We offer one-of-a-kind Guided Tours (tractor ride) through the park. You may buy tickets online or in-house for this experience! Typical wait time for a Guided Tour is about 30 minutes in the petting zoo. However, they are definitely worth the wait for a unique experience!

If you are interested in the Drive-Thru (your vehicle) option, you must buy tickets online to reserve a spot. Just click the ‘Buy Tickets’ option & proceed!