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Group Rate

Group Rate

Students (ages 3-14) $5.50
Adults $6.50

Picnic Area

Picnic Area

A Picnic Grove Rental allows your school access to the Picnic Grove for 2 hours. The fee for renting the Grove is $40. Reserve the Picnic Grove on your registration form.

Attractions

Attractions

Take a ride on the Potawatomi Zoo Train or the Endangered Species Carousel for $2 per ticket!

Education Programs

Education Programs

30-minute animal programs where students meet and learn about 3 different animals. Programs start at $40. Scheduling details below.

group rates & more header

Group Rate

Group Rate

Students (ages 3-14) $5.50
Adults $6.50

Picnic Area

Picnic Area

A Picnic Grove Rental allows your school access to the Picnic Grove for 2 hours. The fee for renting the Grove is $40. Reserve the Picnic Grove on your registration form.

Attractions

Attractions/

Take a ride on the Potawatomi Zoo Train or the Endangered Species Carousel for $2 per ticket!

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Education Programs

Education Programs/

30-minute animal program where students can meet and learn about 3 different animals. Programs start at $40. More details below.

Scheduling Your 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 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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Field Trip Scholarships

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. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Educational Assistance Program, which opens March 4, 2020. Admission costs for children and chaperons as well as travel reimbursement are covered for approved applicants to the program.* Through funding provided by the Bontrager Family Foundation, an anonymous donor, The Pokagon Fund, and Teachers Credit Union Foundation, the Potawatomi Zoological Society will offer scholarship opportunities for underserved and low-income schools and programs to visit the zoo during the 2020 season (April-October).

For further details, please download the 2020 Field Trip Scholarship form HERE.

*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 approval of funds. The program will close upon funding depletion.

Download the 2020 EAP Application.

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!

Field Trip Scholarships

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. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Educational Assistance Program, which opens March 4, 2020. Admission costs for children and chaperons as well as travel reimbursement are covered for approved applicants to the program.* Through funding provided by The Pokagon Fund, Teachers Credit Union Foundation, the Bontrager Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor, the Potawatomi Zoological Society will offer scholarship opportunities for underserved and low-income schools and programs to visit the zoo during the 2020 season (April-October).

For further details and to download the application form please see our Field Trip Scholarship form. (available March 4, 2020).

*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 approval of funds. The program will close upon funding depletion.

Download the 2020 EAP Application.

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!

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For Your Trip
For Your Trip
Download Registration Packet Here