On-Site Programs

On-Site Programs

Delve deep into all the programming we provide, right here, at the Zoo!

For Booking

To book any of our education programs, please call our education office at (559) 498-5920 or email education@fresnochaffeezoo.org


Zoo Camp

We are currently enrolling for Winter Zoo Camp! Click the button below to enroll and get details of this year’s program.

Roo & You

Hop on over to the zoo for this fun, grownup-and-me family program. Roo and You is a great way to learn, play and grow together with your youngest animal enthusiasts! Learn more about current enrollments below!


Field Trips

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is happy to welcome school groups for field trips! Reserve yours today!

Zoo Overnights

An overnight of your WILDest dreams! This group experience is available for any herd, crash, or flock of adventurous and animal loving guests wanting a dream-like, ultimate zoo experience. Overnight programs include a Zootalk, an after-hours flashlight tour of the zoo, a take-home craft, evening snack, breakfast, and a Group Behind the Scenes tour. Guests will sleep under the stars in the zoo’s Education Grove.


Zoo Talks

Experience a lively encounter in your classroom, at your facility, or at the Zoo with our Zoo education team! We can tailor our presentations on ANY natural history topic.

More Info

This program aims to accomplish the following:

  • To show the characteristics and adaptations of animal groups
  • To demonstrate food-chain relationships and ecosystem parameters
  • And to visually promote critical thinking (combining skull/skeletal characteristics with questions) all aimed at satisfying science standards while making learning fun.

We can collaborate to create a presentation tailor-made for your group.

  • Animal/plant adaptations
  • Life cycles
  • Ecosystems and habitats
  • Energy flow
  • Structure and function
  • Zoos and what zoos do

Pricing starts at $75 per 30-minute talk. Mileage fees may apply.

Docent Led Tours

A 1-hour, standards-based tour of the Zoo! Docent Led tours are NGSS aligned by grade level, and can be customized based on your class needs. Available for grades K-College.

Cost Information

  • $270 per class for inside Fresno County
  • $300 per class for outside Fresno County

Career Labs

What does it take to work at the Zoo? We need more than zookeepers to keep our animals healthy! This program provides hands on career exploration followed by a self-led career scavenger hunt throughout the Zoo. Available for grades 3 through high school.

Cost Information

  • $270 per class inside Fresno County
  • $300 per class outside Fresno County

Zoo Quest

Our new program will take you on a zoo adventure with an animal presentation, a career-based activity, and a self-led scavenger hunt throughout the Zoo! Available for grades Kindergarten-6th.

Cost Information

  • $295 per class inside Fresno County
  • $325 per class outside Fresno County

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Want to dive deeper with your students? A Group Behind the Scenes tour will take you to up to 3 Behind the Scenes locations and learn about the husbandry of our animals. Available for grades 4 and above.

Family Zoo Overnights

Get ready for a wild night under the stars at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo!


Pizza With A Zoologist

Have lunch with a Fresno Chaffee Zoo zoologist in our beautiful Tonle classroom & create enrichment that our animals will use!