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School Group Information

SCHOOL and SCHOOL-RELATED GROUPS of 20 or more paying guests receive special, discounted admission. In addition to the discounted admission, for every 15 paying students in your group, you will receive a FREE teacher admission. To receive full benefit of the group discount, you must have an advanced reservation.

School group admission fees
(with a group of 20 or more paying admissions, advanced reservations required):

  • Students (3-12 years old): $10.50
  • Adults (13+ years old): $14
  • Toddlers (2 years old and younger): FREE 
  • Teachers: 1 teacher FREE for every 15 paying students
  • Parents: In order to receive the discount, parents must to be included with the school reservation.  If parents are not included, they will have to pay the REGULAR admission price for entry.

School group admission includes:

  • Admission to the Zoo
  • Admission to the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum 
  • Entry to the Petting Zoo
  • Entry to Parakeet Cove
  • Entry to Stingray Bay
  • Admission to Elephant keeper talk at 10:30am daily 
  • Admission to Lion keeper talk and training at 1pm daily 


Please Read This Important Information Prior to Making Your School Group Reservations

Avoid the wait when checking in at the Zoo and Museum. Group leaders may pay for and pick up wristbands and/or attraction ride tickets prior to their group's scheduled visit date. Pay with a credit card while making online reservations or pay at the Zoo prior to the group's scheduled visit date. If you want to pay over the phone, please call (334) 625-4900. Then on the scheduled visit date, you and your group can bypass the lines waiting for wristbands and tickets. 

Parents, chaperones, friends and family members not included in the group reservation will have to pay regular admission rather than the discounted rate. In order for parents, chaperones, friends, family members to receive the discounted admission rate, they MUST BE INCLUDED in the group reservation and payment.

Separate payments are required for zoo/museum admission and Overlook Cafe food purchases. Rides, encounters, education programs, attractions should be included with your zoo and/or museum admission. Checks for the zoo should be written to the MONTGOMERY ZOO. Checks for food and lunch orders should be made out to SOUTHERN FOOD SERVICES MANAGEMENT.

Need to make changes to an existing reservation: If you already have a school group reservation and you need to make updates and/or revisions, please contact the Montgomery Zoo directly. We will gladly make any updates to your reservation and send you a new confirmation. Please give us a call at (334) 625-4900.

Group tax exempt: If you qualify for tax exemption, please make sure that you provide your school/organization's TAX ID NUMBER and PAPERWORK to SOUTHERN FOOD SERVICES MANAGEMENT for all food and lunch orders.

To qualify for school group admission discounts, your group must have at least 20 or more paying guests in order to qualify for school group discounted admissions.


Make a Reservation

When you arrive at the online reservation form, you will first select the date you wish to visit the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum then begin completing the reservation form. If you have any questions and/or problems with the online reservation form, please contact our Reservation Office at (334) 625-4900.

or you may download the reservation form below and submit it to the Zoo

Download the School Group Reservation Form and submit back to us:

  • Fax to (334) 625-4916
  • Email to or
  • USPS mail to the Montgomery Zoo, Attn: Group Reservation, 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36110.

Add an Education Program to your Zoo visit

Add a totally new, insightful, and educational experience to your Zoo field trip. See a vast collection of Education animals up close and personal while learning about where they come from, what role they play in our planet's eco-system, and why it is important to protect them and species like them. We have lots of programs to select from, and a collection of animals including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, exotic birds, insects, and birds of prey. 

For more information about adding an Education program to your school field trip, please view this page or give our Education Department a call at (334) 625-4909.  

Place your group's lunch order

Order your school group lunches online using the Montgomery Zoo iCafe. Once you are on iCafe go to the CATERING button. Payment for your lunch order must be a separate payment from your admission, rides, and attractions. 

Discounted school group menu combo options for 2020 season
     -- Hot dog group meal: $4
     -- PBJ group meal: $4
     -- Chicken nuggets group meal: $5
     -- Hamburger group meal: $6
     -- Ham and cheese wrap group meal: 5
     -- 12oz Fountain drink upgrade: $1.25
     -- Ice cream sandwich upgrade: $1.25
     -- Mini bomb pop upgrade: $1.25
     -- Cookie upgrade: $1.25
     -- Reusable cup upgrade: $1.25
               -- All group meals include chips, animal crackers, and fruit punch cup.
                  Upgrades are additional, see above.

NOTE: All lunch orders will be charged a tax rate of 10%. If your school and/or school organization is tax exempt, please include your tax exemption paperwork along with your reservation. A copy of your tax exemption paperwork may also be brought to the Zoo on the day of your visit. Your tax exemption number can be placed in the SPECIAL NOTES box on the online School Reservation Form.

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