Field Trips and Organization Trips

Read this information before you reserve your group trip!

The Potawatomi Zoo offers discounted admission and attraction tickets for qualifying Field Trips. We also offer discounted admission for Organization Trips.

  • Field Trip Group Rates: Available for K-12 school groups with 20 or more paid admissions during the week.
  • Organization Trip Group Rates: Available for other organizations like camps, daycares, churches, and adult care facilities with 30 or more paid admissions during the week or on the weekend. 

In order to receive the discounted rates, you must return the correct, completed registration form to the Zoo by fax (574-235-9080) in advance of your trip. The registration form is included in the packet below.

Please read through all of the instructions and guidelines before your field trip or group trip.

Once your group 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 paid admissions in your group, which should be given to the Admissions Cashier upon entering the Zoo at the Field Trip Entrance. 

You can pay for your Potawatomi Zoo Field trip using cash, check, or credit card. Potawatomi Zoo memberships may be used. For adults, Admissions staff will need to see the valid membership card and photo ID. For students using their family’s membership, Admissions staff will need to see a copy of a valid membership card and cardholder photo ID when they enter the Zoo.

Register for a Field Trip
Register for an Organization Trip

Field Trips and Organization Trips

Read this information before you reserve your group trip!

The Potawatomi Zoo offers discounted admission and attraction tickets for qualifying Field Trips. We also offer discounted admission for Organization Trips.

  • Field Trip Group Rates: Available for K-12 school groups with 20 or more paid admissions during the week.
  • Organization Trip Group Rates: Available for other organizations like camps, daycares, churches, and adult care facilities with 30 or more paid admissions during the week or on the weekend. 

In order to receive the discounted rates, you must return the correct, completed registration form to the Zoo by fax (574-235-9080) in advance of your trip. The registration form is included in the packet below.

Please read through all of the instructions and guidelines before your field trip or group trip. Questions? See below.

Register for a Field Trip
Register for an Organization Trip

Once your group 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 paid admissions in your group, which should be given to the Admissions Cashier upon entering the Zoo at the Field Trip Entrance. 

You can pay for your Potawatomi Zoo Field trip using cash, check, or credit card. Potawatomi Zoo memberships may be used. For adults, Admissions staff will need to see the valid membership card and photo ID. For students using their family’s membership, Admissions staff will need to see a copy of a valid membership card and cardholder photo ID when they enter the Zoo.

green lion silhouette

Information For Your Trip

Information For Your Trip

educator joyce with three banded armadillo

Field Trip Scholarships

The 2022 Field Trip Scholarships application process is CLOSED for the season. 

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 Shelby 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. Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until all available funds are allocated. Program requirements must be met for the approval of funds. The program will close upon funding depletion.

The Field Trip Scholarship Form (Required) 

The application process is now closed for the 2022 season. 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 and current EAP contributors!

The Bontrager Family Foundation

Anonymous Private Donor


Field Trip Scholarships

The 2022 Field Trip Scholarships application process is CLOSED for the season. 

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 Shelby 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. Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until all available funds are allocated. Program requirements must be met for the approval of funds. The program will close upon funding depletion.

The Field Trip Scholarship Form (Required) 

The application process is now closed for the 2022 season. 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 and current EAP contributors!

The Bontrager Family Foundation

Anonymous Private Donor


Group Trip Registration Forms

Register for a Field Trip
Register for an Organization Trip