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Group Reservations & Field Trips

Visit the Little Rock Zoo!
Visit the Little Rock Zoo!

Gather your crew and head to the Zoo for an exciting day filled with educational thrills! Whether you're a school group, a church gathering, a preschool class, a scouting troop, or organizing a family reunion, seize this fantastic discount offer tailored just for you! Call today to make your reservation at 501-661-7235!

General Information
  • To qualify for the $6 group rate, a minimum of 10 paying individuals aged 3 years or older is required. Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Designate a group leader responsible for collecting all payments and making a single entrance payment, covering parking fees, ride tokens, and admission for all participants (students and chaperones). Teachers and bus drivers, identifiable by proper identification such as a school badge, receive complimentary admission.
  • Maintain a ratio of one adult chaperone for every 10 students in any grade, and ensure chaperones remain with their assigned students throughout the entire Zoo visit.
  • Individuals not entering with the group will be subject to full admission charges.
  • Guests or chaperones driving their own vehicles will incur a $3.00 parking fee, payable upon admission.
  • Interested in adding a tour to your trip? 60-minute Guided Tours are available with an educator for $3 per person (10 person minimum required) LEARN MORE
  • Looking for resources? We offer downloadable field trip resources that include animal information and student activity sheets to guide you on your next Zoo visit!
Making a Reservation
  • Contact us at 501-661-7235 to make your reservation.
  • Be prepared with your preferred visit dates, noting that April to May is our peak season for field trips.
  • Provide the number of students and teachers attending the trip.
  • Upon reservation, a Group Confirmation Agreement will be emailed to you. Your reservation will be finalized upon signing and returning this confirmation sheet to the Zoo.
  • Download the Zoo Map and share it with your group. Due to the volume of guests paper maps will not be provided.
  • Review & Share the Code of ConductDaily Schedule, Attraction, & Accessibility information with your group to plan the rest of your adventure.
Lunch
  • For the safety of our animals, outside food is not permitted on Zoo grounds. However, beverages not in styrofoam containers and without lids or straws are allowed.
  • Please note that there is no cooler storage available inside the Zoo, please leave coolers on the bus during your visit. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Enjoy a picnic at designated tables within the group parking area during your visit to the Little Rock Zoo. Additionally, the pavilion located in War Memorial Park, just outside the Zoo, is available for reservations through the City of Little Rock Parks Department. To reserve the pavilion, please contact 501-371-4770, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, to inquire about availability.
  • If you prefer to purchase food on-site, Café Africa is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can enjoy fountain drinks, slushes, hot dogs, burgers, and more. Please plan for lines and wait times during lunch hours.
Arrival & Parking

NOTE: These are the procedures we follow during our peak season (April - May). Please note that this system may be adjusted depending on the volume of groups with reservations. Please follow the direction of staff when you arrive at the Zoo.

  • Please plan to have buses arrive at the Zoo no later than 30 minutes prior to your first scheduled activity. We want to make sure you have plenty of time for all the fun!
  • Buses park for FREE in the East lot between Zoo Drive and Monroe Street.
    • Please DO NOT stop on Zoo Drive or in the main parking lot to unload students; instead, follow signage directing your group to the group parking/unloading area just past the Zoo entrance.
    • Note: The Little Rock Zoo does not have restrooms outside its gates. Plan accordingly! Restrooms are located inside the main entry gates next to the carousel.
  • Groups should assign one leader who will greet Zoo staff upon arrival and who will have collected all of the group's admission and parking fees BEFORE arriving at the Zoo. This should include money from all teachers, chaperones, bus drivers, children, and any visiting parents entering with the group.
  • Chaperones will park in the main guest parking lot.
    • Parents and other visitors that paid with your group will need to meet you in the East lot to check in with your group
    • Parents and other visitors not paying with the group must enter through the main Zoo entrance. Regular admission and parking fees apply to those not paying with the visiting group. Once inside, please wait in the main plaza to be reunited with your group.
  • Have your group leader check in with a Zoo staff member. We’ll ask for your confirmation sheet and get everyone counted into the Zoo as quickly as possible. Please note during peak season, you may not be the only group checking in. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
Code of Conduct

We're thrilled to have you here for a wild adventure. To ensure everyone has a roaring good time, please abide by our code of conduct. Remember, having fun goes hand in hand with being respectful and responsible.

  • Respect for Animals:
    • Treat our animal residents with kindness. Avoid loud noises, teasing, throwing objects, and running
  • Stay Together, Stay Safe:
    • Stick with your chaperones at all times. No wandering off on solo expeditions!
    • Buddy up for restroom breaks. Safety first!
  • Hands Off Policy:
    • Admire the animals with your eyes and ears only. No touching, unless it's in an area specifically designated for it.
  • Feeding Time:
    • Save the snacks for yourself! Please don't feed the animals unless you're in a designated feeding area. It's for their health and yours.
  • Respect Fellow Visitors:
    • Keep voices low and footsteps soft. Let's ensure everyone can enjoy their Zoo experience.
    • Stay on marked paths and behind guardrails. Safety is our top priority!
  • Keep it Clean:
    • Trash belongs in bins. Let's keep our Zoo pristine for everyone to enjoy.
  • Remember: For the well-being of all guests and animals, the following items are not allowed:
    • Pets
    • Outside food and drinks
      • Please enjoy your food and drinks, including ice chests, coffees, and sack lunches, before entering the Zoo.
    • Styrofoam and balloons
    • Wheeled devices like bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, hoverboards, and scooters (strollers and wagons are welcome; rentals are available in the Gift Shop)
    • Toys and sports equipment
    • Drones and firearms
    • Tobacco and marijuana products
      • Smoking and vaping are not permitted on Zoo grounds
    • Firearms—The City of Little Rock does not permit any person to carry a concealed weapon, a firearm, or a handgun on City property at any time.  Therefore guns are not permitted on the grounds of the Little Rock Zoo.

Let's make this Zoo trip a memory to roar about!

Call today to make your reservation at 501-661-7235!

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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-661-7200

Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 3:30 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:00 pm

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