K-12 Day Camps at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Zoo School Programs

Open your students' eyes to a world of wildlife!

Zoo School is the ultimate educational experience for students grades K-5.

Explore the wild side of education! Zoo School focuses on the animal-side of Busch Gardens, with grade-based wildlife presentations, customized electives, keeper talks and explorations of animal areas. Connect with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and challenge your students with a one-of-a-kind educational experience you can only find at Busch Gardens.

Zoo School is a self-guided experience that fits within your school day from 9:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Before your visit, you’ll receive supplemental materials, including standards-based activities to guide you through animal exhibits and help make the most of your day.

At Zoo School, your class will explore animal-focused areas of the park while engaging in self-guided activities provided by Busch Gardens. Due to the educational focus of the program, rides, shows and attractions are not included in the Zoo School experience.

Lunch: Students, teachers and chaperones are welcome to bring their lunches or purchase them at a restaurant in the park. 


Price per student: $15


  • One FREE teacher per Zoo School classroom
  • One additional FREE Chaperone per 15 paid students
  • Additional Chaperones: $15 (in addition to the Zoo School fee)

Chaperones are required for school field trips. Maximum chaperones (including teachers, free and paying chaperones) is ONE per FOUR students.

 All pricing and programs are subject to change, availability and cancellation. 

  • Book Now!

    Register for Zoo School

    Zoo School is available on select weekdays.

    Call 813-884-4FUN(4386) to check availability and register for Zoo School.

  • Gorillas at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Zoo School for Grades K-5

    Explore the world of great apes at Myombe Reserve, journey through the rainforest during our exclusive One Wild World Wildlife Theater Presentation, and enjoy a self-guided tour of animal-focused areas of Busch Gardens.

    Your class will engage in:

    • ●  A 30-minute Wildlife Theater Presentation including animal and audience interactions.

    • ●  Hands-on activities, exclusive to the Zoo School experience, comparing our adaptations with the primates at Myombe Reserve

    • ●  Self-guided activities involving animal exhibits throughout the park

    This program connects with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and National State Standards.

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