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Edventures 5School Field Trips


To secure your school field trip, be sure to make your reservation and turn-in completed paperwork at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.

Virtual Field Trips for Students of All Ages!

Knoxville Zoo can be a tremendous resource for students. Even if you are unable to visit the zoo, our Skype Virtual Field Trips (VFT) can bring the zoo to you! Choose from a wide variety of fun-filled topics that will enhance your student's experience and fulfill Tennessee State Standards at the same time.

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Field Trip Grants Available Through Target! 


Some of the best learning opportunities happen outside the classroom. Target is bringing students  once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences through field trips they will never forget. It's become increasingly difficult for some schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target launched Field Trip Grants in 2007. Since then, they have made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. Click here for complete information.

 

Zoo Field Trips

Institutions qualifying for school group rates are accredited schools, preschools, year-round daycares, head start programs and organized home schools. All other groups in need of information on rates should contact the zoo's Group Sales department.
 
If your group qualifies for the school group rate as described above, please follow the registration procedures below.  Click here to download answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Field Trips Knoxville Zoo Field Trip FAQs 2014.pdf

 

Zoo Field Trip Registration

* Download the Field Trip Reservation Form School Group Reservation Form 2014.pdf (Requires Adobe Reader to open. Click here to download Adobe Reader) or call the Education Department at (865) 637-5331 ext.370.

* If you choose to call the Education Department to make your reservation, please have the following information ready:
  1. Your Name
  2. School Name
  3. Correct Mailing Address (must include a street number or PO box)
  4. City, State and Zip Code
  5. School Phone Number (with area code)
* Return your completed Field Trip Reservation Form School Group Reservation Form 2014.pdf to the zoo either by mail or by fax (1-866-647-4871). Return your completed form three (3) weeks prior to your zoo visit.

* No reservations are made by phone. You are not registered for our school group rates until we have received and processed your Field Trip Reservation Form!

* Once registered, you will be mailed a confirmation packet which includes information on arrival procedures, zoo rules, and suggested activities. The confirmation packet includes information that will speed up your admission payment and entry to the zoo.

* School group rates apply only if the entire group pays in one lump sum. Any group members paying individually will be charged regular FULL PRICE zoo admission. Don't forget that parking costs $5 per vehicle. Buses park free.

* All cancellations and reservation changes (including rain dates) must be called in to the Education Department at (865) 637-5331 ext.370

* Box lunches must be ordered 3 weeks in advance of your visit. Pay in one lump sum at Safari Grill. NO SHOWS for box lunches will be billed.

Click here for a downloadable Field Trip Reservation Form School Group Reservation Form 2014.pdf (Requires Adobe Reader to open. Click here to download Adobe Reader).

Click here to download a copy of Knoxville Zoo's Risk Management Plan. Risk Assessment

 

Virtual Field Trips

Knoxville Zoo can be a tremendous resource for students. Even if you are unable to visit the zoo, our Skype Virtual Field Trips (VFT) can bring the zoo to you! Choose from a wide variety of fun-filled topics that will enhance your student's experience and fulfill Tennessee State Standards at the same time.

 

Availability

Programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability. Please fill out the VFT Form VFTForm14.pdf, and you will be contacted to confirm your date and time within three business days. The VFT Form and payment must be returned to the zoo at least two weeks in advance.

 

Pricing

Virtual Field Trips are $50.00 per program

 

Additional Program Information

Payment for all programs is required at least two weeks in advance. Education Department staff will contact you to determine the total amount and payment method. Knoxville Zoo does not bill or accept purchase orders. Upon receiving the completed reservation form, Knoxville Zoo will email a confirmation letter/invoice for your records.

Refunds will not be issued unless the program is canceled by Knoxville Zoo due to issues beyond our control or in the event of a school closing or delay. In either event, the school may choose to accept a refund OR reschedule the program.

Knoxville Zoo is working with Skype to ensure the best possible program for your group. Once a program is scheduled, you will be contacted by zoo staff. That staff member will provide the zoo's Skype ID. A test connection prior to your session will be scheduled to ensure a proper audio-visual connection. Despite this, Knoxville Zoo is unable to guarantee a proper connection on the day of your program.

Need help? For more information, please call (865) 637-5331 ext. 331 or email us at jmoeller@knoxville-zoo.org

 
For more information, please call (865) 637-5331 ext.371 or email us at smcgaffin@knoxville-zoo.org