Field Trips

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Give your students a field trip experience they'll always remember!

Columbian Park Zoo is a great destination for field trips!  Local, and small enough to be walkable, the Zoo offers a unique learning opportunity in a low-stress setting.  The Zoo is open late April through early October each year and field trip groups are welcome any time during open season hours.  There is no need to call ahead for group visits unless you are seeking to add one of our great educational presentations or tours to your visit.  For information about educational add-ons, or general field trip questions, please contact the Zoo Education Department at (765) 807-1546.

Due to the immense popularity of field trips each spring, Columbian Park Zoo offers a formal field trip program package, called Schools on Safari.  Our Schools on Safari Field Trip season takes place in April and May each year.  Packages include a live animal presentation, discounted train ride, and downloadable resource materials to enhance the visit.  Schools on Safari requires advance reservation and availability is limited.  For more information about the Schools on Safari Field Trip Program, please visit the Schools on Safari page at the link below.

Can't make it to the Zoo?  Let us come to you for an in-house field trip!  A variety of outreach programs are available for audience of all ages throughout the academic year.  Visit our Educator's Guide to Programs and Field Trips for more information.