Summer Youth Group Visits

Each summer, youth groups enjoy the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden with their students.

Summer Youth Group Discount

Youth group discounts are available daily each summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Reservations are required and can be requested online by filling out a Reservation Request Form.

Eligible Groups

  • Summer day care or camp programs
  • Community center groups
  • Scouts and other civic groups
  • YMCA groups
  • Parks & Recreation groups
  • Schools and special education programs
  • Home schools and home school co-ops
  • Schools or programs that serve adult students with developmental or other disabilities
  • Minimum group size: 10 youth (total of students and infants)

Summer Youth Group Admission Fees:

Tickets are for Zoo or Aquarium and Botanic Garden.

  • Students (ages 3-18):  $1.50
    • Students with developmental disabilities older than age 18 may be admitted at $1.50 per person when attending with their school or special education program/organization.
  • Infants (2 and under): Free
  • Adults: $3 per person for adults, teachers, and or chaperones attending as part of the group.

A single payment for the group is preferred. We accept cash, check, purchase orders, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Reservations Required

Due to our reduced capacity and other health-related directives, we are currently unable to schedule Field Trips. These opportunities are planned to resume in the coming weeks and this site will be updated when they become available.

For more information, e-mail [email protected].

Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. Please call the BioPark Reservation Clerk at 505-764-6272 or fill out an online Reservation Request.


If your group decides to eat lunch at the BioPark, you are welcome to bring in bag lunches or you can order boxed lunches for children and adults from the cafe.