What to Expect

School field trips to the BioPark can be more enjoyable by following these guidelines.

Buses & Bus Parking

Buses: Drop off and pick up students in designated areas.

Zoo: Enter the main lot through the first entrance (designated with "Bus Entry" signs) and drop off passengers at the loading/unloading area north of the Group Entry. Park across the street at Tingley Park or at the north end of the Zoo lot, near 10th and Stover SW. Download a map of bus routes and parking.

Aquarium & Botanic Garden: Drop off passengers at Aquarium/Botanic Garden west parking lot at Central and Tingley Drive. Bus parking is on the south side of the west parking lot.

Aquarium-9.jpgArrival & Chaperones

Wristbands are distributed to visiting students and chaperones. These serve as tickets for entry and re-entry.

Chaperones are responsible for their group at all times and should remain with students.

Food & Drink

Lunches and other food items may be brought into the BioPark. Glass items are prohibited.

Zoo: Food can be eaten on Cottonwood Park, in front of the band shell.

Aquarium & Botanic Garden: Food can be eaten on the Plaza or on the Festival Green in the Botanic Garden.

Food and drinks are prohibited inside the Aquarium.