Scheduling Your Field Trip

Please review and complete the Field Trip Registration Packet below. 

Once your field trip registration has been received, the Zoo will send you a confirmation. At the bottom of the confirmation is a section you can fill out on the day of your field trip with the number of students and adults in your party, which should be given to the Admissions Cashier upon entering the Zoo. You can pay for your Potawatomi Zoo Field trip using cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard. If you would like to use a purchase order, you need to contact the Zoo’s Guest Services Manager prior to your field trip by phone at (574) 235-7620 or email ksnowden@potawatomizoo.org. Potawatomi Zoo Memberships may be used, but the Admissions Staff will need to see the membership cards and identification. For students using their families’ membership cards, we require that you bring a copy of the membership card and cardholder photo ID with your payment.

If you would like your group to attend an educational program during the field trip, the program must be scheduled with the Education Department at (574) 235-7621 or education@potawatomizoo.org. Educational programs are appropriate for audience of all ages. More information is available at the bottom of this page.

Download Registration Packet Here

Scheduling Your Field Trip

Please review and complete the Field Trip Registration Packet below.

Once your field trip registration has been received, the Zoo will send you a confirmation. At the bottom of the confirmation is a section you can fill out on the day of your field trip with the number of students and adults in your party, which should be given to the Admissions Cashier upon entering the Zoo. You can pay for your Potawatomi Zoo Field trip using cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard. If you would like to use a purchase order, you need to contact the Zoo’s Guest Services Manager prior to your field trip by phone at (574) 235-7620 or email ksnowden@potawatomizoo.org. Potawatomi Zoo Memberships may be used, but the Admissions Staff will need to see the membership cards and identification. For students using their families’ membership cards, we require that you bring a copy of the membership card and cardholder photo ID with your payment.

If you would like your group to attend an educational program during the field trip, the program must be scheduled with the Education Department at (574) 235-7621 or education@potawatomizoo.org. Educational programs are appropriate for audience of all ages. More information is available at the bottom of this page.

Download Registration Packet Here
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For Your Trip
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Field Trip Scholarships

The 2022 Field Trip Scholarships are not yet available. 

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are vital partners with formal school programs and organizations. At the Zoo, children can make discoveries, deepen interests, and connect their natural curiosity to the wider world.

The Potawatomi Zoo is committed to developing the skills needed for a lifetime of learning. Through our Educational Assistance Program, we aim to make that goal more accessible for more children. Thanks to the donors who contribute to the EAP, admission costs for children and chaperones are covered for approved applicants to the program.*

If you’re interested in contributing to the EAP, please contact Danielle at info@potawatomizoo.org.

*Program requirements must be met for approval of funds.

Schools, early childhood education, and youth programs serving children ages 3 – 14 are eligible.

Educational organizations interested in taking advantage of the program will complete and submit a two-page application (the 2022 application is not yet available). Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until all available funds are allocated. Program requirements must be met for approval of funds. The program will close upon funding depletion.

The Field Trip Scholarship Form is not currently available.

Forms may be completed and returned via email, fax or post. You will receive a confirmation email of receipt of your application. Please allow 10 business days to receive a funding decision. We can't wait to schedule your WILD trips!

Thanks to some of our past EAP contributors!

The Bontrager Family Foundation

Anonymous Private Donor


Field Trip Scholarships

The 2022 Field Trip Scholarships are not yet available. 

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are vital partners with formal school programs and organizations. At the Zoo, children can make discoveries, deepen interests, and connect their natural curiosity to the wider world.

The Potawatomi Zoo is committed to developing the skills needed for a lifetime of learning. Through our Educational Assistance Program, we aim to make that goal more accessible for more children. Thanks to the donors who contribute to the EAP, admission costs for children and chaperones are covered for approved applicants to the program.*

If you’re interested in contributing to the EAP, please contact Danielle at info@potawatomizoo.org.

*Program requirements must be met for approval of funds.

Schools, early childhood education, and youth programs serving children ages 3 – 14 are eligible.

Educational organizations interested in taking advantage of the program will complete and submit a two-page application (the 2022 application is not yet available). Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until all available funds are allocated. Program requirements must be met for approval of funds. The program will close upon funding depletion.

The Field Trip Scholarship Form is not currently available.

Forms may be completed and returned via email, fax or post. You will receive a confirmation email of receipt of your application. Please allow 10 business days to receive a funding decision. We can't wait to schedule your WILD trips!

Thanks to some of our past EAP contributors!

The Bontrager Family Foundation

Anonymous Private Donor


Download Registration Packet Here