Field Trip Info


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Planning a School or Group Trip?
All groups coming by bus or minivan will need a bus/van permit.
Full size school buses and tour buses are $80. each
Mini bus and transit vans are $40.00
Bus permits are needed for all vehicles regardless if dropping off or staying the entire trip and applies to all organizations.


Kindergarten through 12th grade classes for field trips during the normal school year (September - June) will be offered a free pavilion if available. All other school programs must pay for a pavilion, including preschool & preK.
Payment is required at the time of reservation. If paying by purchase order please choose "pay later" and contact the office after making your reservation.
The County of Cape May has a no refund policy but the office will attempt to reschedule your trip if there is availability, within the same calendar year.

All buses must enter the Park at the main entrance at Route 9 and Crest Haven Road. Buses will be checked in at the Park entrance and directed to the designated bus parking area.

School & Large Groups Tours (optional, additional fees apply)

Enhance your school field trip or group visit with an private guided zoo tour. If you are coming to visit the zoo with a group of 30 or more this is the best way to experience our zoo and all it has to offer. During your tour one of our experienced zoo educators will take you around and teach your group  about the animals in our care as well as their wild counterparts. With advanced notice we can fine tune your tour to coincide your classes learning goals.

  • Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten (60-Minute Tour)
     $150 per 20 students with 5 adult chaperones
     Additional Adult or Child $5.00 each (if under 20 persons)
  • 1st through 5th Grades (90-Minute Tour)
     $200 per 30 students with 5 adult chaperones
     Additional Adult or Child $5.00 each (If under 30 persons)
  • 6th through 12th Grades & Adult (90-Minute Tour)
     $250 per 30 people with 5 additional adults/chaperones
     Additional Adult or Child $5.00 each (If under 30 persons)

Larger groups will be broken up depending on tour guide availability.
 Click here to reserve a School/ Large Group Tour