Micke Grove Zoo

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BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY - Full payment (cash, check, or credit at time of booking) must be received at least 7 days before the program date or the program will be cancelled. Checks must be made payable to: “Micke Grove Zoological Society.”

Cancellations made within 14 days of the program date will be refunded minus a 50% cancellation fee; however, any cancellations made within 48 hours of the program date are non-refundable. Cancellations are only official upon receipt of confirmation from the Micke Grove Zoological Society.

Field trips at the Micke Grove Zoo
Provided by the Micke Grove Zoological Society's Education Department


Advanced reservations are required for field trips and other special on-site group programming. Self-guided tour group leaders should contact the Education Department to inform staff of their intention to visit the zoo independently. We strongly encourage teachers to make their reservations well in advance as dates in March, April, May, and June fill up very quickly! We use the online reservation software system, Doubleknot, to accept reservations. Payment options include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, and checks.

WILD LABS - classroom only program with animal encounter and zoo admission

Each program has a capacity of 35 children, 6 chaperones, and 1 teacher. No additional chaperones or siblings will be allowed under any circumstances. For groups exceeding this size, please book a separate program. Please see the reservation page for available start times.

One, Two: Learn at the Zoo!
- The zoo is a great place for young learners to discover counting, colors, textures, patterns, and even the ABCs! Bring your students by for the best type of learning opportunity around!
Grade Levels: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten - Program Length: 45 minutes - Cost:
$100.00   BOOK NOW!

Amazing Animals -
Come visit our learning lab where students can explore the world of amazing animals with hands-on investigations of "bio-facts" and local pond wildlife, and also meet some of our Animal Ambassadors!
Grade Levels: 3rd grade and up - Program Length: 1 hour - Cost: $125.00  BOOK NOW!

SENSE-ational Creatures - Use your senses to explore the world of animals in this learning lab program designed for audiences with special needs.
Grade Levels: Special Needs Audiences in grades K and up -  Program Length: 45 minutes - Cost: $100.00  BOOK NOW!

ZOO TREKS - tour only program without an animal encounter

Each program has a capacity of 20 students, 6 chaperones, and 1 teacher or a total of 27 participants. No additional chaperones will be allowed under any circumstances. For groups exceeding this size, please book a separate program. Please see the reservation page for available start times.


Introductory Zoo Tour - Adjusted to supplement the standards of each grade level, this tour provides your students with a brief overview of the animals living at the Zoo. This tour can also be adjusted for non-educational audiences, so bring out your friends or club members!
Grade Levels: 1st grade and up - Program Length: 30-45 minutes - Cost:
$80.00 - 20 person max  BOOK NOW!

ANIMAL DISCOVERY - combination classroom and tour program with animal encounter

Each program has a capacity of 35 children, 6 chaperones, and 1 teacher. No additional chaperones and siblings will be allowed under any circumstances. For groups exceeding this size, please book a separate program. Please see the reservation page for available start times.

Bring your students for an exploration of animal adaptations, habitats, and conservation through "bio-facts," animal encounters, and a tour of the zoo!
Grade Levels: 1st grade and up - Program Length: 1.5 hours - Cost:
$150.00  BOOK NOW!

ZOO DETECTIVES - classroom style and zoo tour component

Each program has a capacity of 35 children, 6 chaperones, and 1 teacher. No additional chaperones and siblings will be allowed under any circumstances. For groups exceeding this size, please book a separate program. Please see the reservation page for available start times.

This unique program is designed not only to teach your students basic knowledge about wildlife and conservation, but also challenges them to use their investigative skills to solve a zoo-related "mystery." This is the most comprehensive and engaging curriculum program for 4th-6th grade students offered at Micke Grove Zoo!
Grade Levels: 4th-6th grades - Program Length: 2.5 hours - Cost: $225.00
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ECO-EXPLORERS - classroom style and zoo tour component

Each program has a capacity of 35 children, 6 chaperones, and 1 teacher. No additional chaperones and siblings will be allowed under any circumstances. For groups exceeding this size, please book a separate program. Please see the reservation page for available start times.

Most of what we know about animals' survival in the wild can be learned from making close observations about their behavior and habitats. In this program, students act as researchers, studying animals and drawing conclusions with the help of knowledgeable Zoo Educator.
Grade Levels: 6th grade and up - Program Length: 1.5 hours - Cost:
$150.00
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