School Group Field Trips
For field trip information related to all LAUSD and non-LAUSD primary or secondary schools, university, and adult school special needs field trips, including scholarships, please view our School Group Field Trips page.
ZOO PALS is a special grant-funded program that provides qualified schools and school-affiliated groups with free admission and free transportation to the Los Angeles Zoo for either a self-directed or docent-guided tour.
The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to post the 2016-2017 ZOO PALS scholarship application. ZOO PALS scholarships will be awarded by a lottery system for the 2016-2017 academic year. All completed scholarship applications/letters (hardcopy only) must be received by the ZOO PALS coordinator no later than Friday, October 21, 2016—incomplete applications/letters will not be assigned a lottery number. The lottery will be held the week of October 24, 2016 and scholarship recipients will be notified by email the week of October 31, 2016. Each scholarship covers admission for up to 60 students and 6 adults and the cost of ONE school bus (not to exceed $520).
Click the ZOO PALS Application link to download and print out a copy. Please read the application instructions carefully. For any questions regarding the ZOO PALS scholarship application or program please email [email protected].
Classroom Safari and Speakers Bureau
Host a Los Angeles Zoo Docent in your classroom or community group for a wildlife presentation. Docents will speak on a variety of topics with the aid of digital images, biofacts, and educational activities.
You may select 1–5 topics or suggest your own topic to compliment the class curriculum or group interest. Each topic requires a one-hour presentation.
To sign up for a Classroom Safari or Speakers Bureau or to answer your questions, please contact the Los Angeles Zoo Docent Office at (323) 644-4702 or email [email protected]. Please provide 4–6 weeks’ notice for scheduling, and note that all participants must be at least four years of age.
There is no charge for these programs.
While visiting the Zoo, you may encounter one of our friendly Zoo Educators. They have a passion for animals and love to share their knowledge. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have as you explore the Zoo.
Biological Sciences / Zoo Magnet
This program, established in 1981, is located adjacent to the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park, 10 minutes by shuttle bus from the North Hollywood High School main campus. Students have the opportunity to excel in a highly academic curriculum with emphasis on animal studies and biological sciences, while observing and conducting research at the Zoo facilities and in the nearby park and museums.
Students from anywhere in the Los Angeles Unified School District can enroll in the magnet program. For further information, and to find out the documents necessary to enroll a student in North Hollywood High School, please call the school at (818) 753-6292.