Effective December 1, 2017, the admission fees for school group field trips are as follows:
School Groups (Public and Private Schools: Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE), Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), Head Start, Homeschools, Preschools)
Non-School Group Rates (Scout Troops, Afterschool Groups, Summer Camps, Church Groups, Non-profit Groups)
Out-of-State Groups (General Admission Rates)
Honolulu City and County Parks and Recreation Summer Fun
Get the most out of your Zoo excursion with a Guided Tour!
Be led by our Educators through the most popular area of the Zoo and learn fun and interesting facts about the animals that call the Honolulu Zoo home. Our Educators not only have an extensive knowledge of all things Zoo but know how to present to students and chaperones of all ages. Tours highlight key vocabulary and concepts that meet Hawaii State K-12 standards and fulfill requirements of most animal related scouting badges. Educators also share information about our animals unique personalities and give students the opportunity to ask questions.
Choose from the tours below!
Welcome to the Zoo!
Animals Covered on Tour: American Flamingo, Spoonbill and Ibis, King Vulture,
Sloth, Golden Lion Tamarin, Crowned Pigeon, Green Iguana, Birds of Paradise, Nicobar Pigeon, Bleeding Heart Dove, Myna Birds, Great Argus Pheasant, Wrinkled Hornbills, Parrot Row, Kookaburra, Hawaiian Hawk, Nene.
Animals Covered on Tour: Sumatran Tiger, Galapagos Tortoise, Komodo Dragon, Nene, Hawaiian Hawk
Animals Covered on Tour: Gharial, Aldabra Tortoises, Giant Salamanders, Sun Bear (Eventually) Kamehameha Butterflies, Crocodile Monitor Lizards, Black & White Tegu, Burmese Python, Poison Dart Frog, Green Iguana, Elongated Tortoise, New Caledonian Gecko, Radiated Tortoise
Animals Covered on Tour: Lar Gibbon, Ring-tailed Lemur, Orangutan, Sulcata Tortoise, Siamang Gibbon, Matamata Turtle, Spider Monkeys
Animals Covered on Tour:
African Wild Dogs, Black Rhinoceros, Meerkat, Hamadryas Baboon, Fennec Fox, Lion, African Crested Porcupine, Giraffe, Zebra, Aardvark, African Penguin
$75.00 for the first 25 participants, $3 per participant after that
We can only accommodate up to 100 participants in a day.
Call to Reserve: (808) 926-3191
Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and subject to staff and animal availability. Reservations cannot be made more than a month in advance.
Be aware that for all tours and education programs there is a 15 minute grace period. If you have not arrived within 15 minutes of your start time, we reserve the right to cancel your program. Admission fees to the zoo are separate from Education Program fees. If you have scheduled an educational tour or program, you must have 2 separate checks.
You-at-the-Zoo is an in-reach education program at Honolulu Zoo! We offer a 30 minute presentation in our classroom, Hale `Imi Ike by one of our educators. Afterwards the educator will guide the group to a relevant exhibit and teach about the care put into the enclosure. The educator will teach you about the animal that resides within the exhibit, their physical/behavioral characteristics, their status in the wild, and what people around the globe are doing to help their species!
$85/group of 25 participants
$3/ additional participant
Title I schools are free!
45 – 60 minutes
Have fun with this interesting overview of animal classification and find out what makes mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians different from each other.
GRADE STANDARDS: K-2nd
Hawaii is a place like nowhere else on Earth. Meet animals that have crossed entire oceans to find this island paradise. Discover the contributions that the first people have made to Hawaii’s ecosystem, and understand how to help protect the animals that make Hawaii so unique.
GRADE STANDARDS: 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th
Take a trip around the world to visit exotic environments and learn how amazing animals have different adaptations to animals. See how different adaptations can lead to new species, and understand that there are simple things everyone can do to save animals from extinction.
GRADE STANDARDS: K-5th, 7-8th
Everyone has to eat. Learn about how animals have bodies designed to eat their favorite foods, and how at the zoo, we make mealtime and playtime one in the same! Through what they eat, all organisms are interconnected, from tiny decomposers, to fearsome predators, and our eating habits can shape the world many ways.
GRADE STANDARDS: K, 3rd-5th, 7th, 8th
Reservations can be made with our Education Coordinator by calling the main line, or sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.