Safari West Field Trip by Carl Willits

School Field Trips

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An Adventure in Learning!

Experience a 90-minute educational excursion led by a Safari West guide! On this school field trip, you’ll encounter giraffes, primates, cheetahs, and birds from around the world! Your class will split time between the walkable lower grounds and our famous mixed-species open enclosures. Roughly half the experience takes place on foot while the other half occurs aboard the Safari West trek bus.

This experience provides a conservation-focused exploration of wildlife biology, ecology, and conservation sure to spark an interest in students of all ages. The curriculum undergoes constant refinement to ensure it adheres to California State Science Content Standards.

Please note that all Safari West activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. If inclement weather precludes our ability to safely conduct any component of the field trip, we will attempt to substitute with educational activities led by our Education and Conservation department staff in our indoor meeting space.

Safari West Field Trip excursions are available for school groups of 20 people or more and can accommodate groups up to 80 individuals.

  • Plan Your Trip
  • Pricing
  • Discover Africa

To request and reserve a school field trip at Safari West, please download and complete the following form and email it to fieldtrip@safariwest.com.

Field Trip Trek Request

Once your request has been approved and processed, you will receive a confirmation via email from our reservation team. We highly recommend you review your confirmation carefully as it will have your Booking ID number, number of guests, date and time of your visit.  One week before your field trip, please call and reference your booking number to confirm your arrival and number of guests. Bag lunches are permitted only on the lawn area near our open-air aviary.

Please note: Home School Programs must follow the same protocol as field trips for school classes K-12: No more than 1 adult for every 7 children. Please, no siblings and/or additional family members.

School Field Trip prices are not available to general youth organizations. Youth Organizations may book directly with our Groups Department.

One teacher per class – free
Students (K-12) – $15 per person
Adult Chaperones – $20 per person

  • When arriving by bus1 adult to every 5 or 6 students
  • When arriving by car 1 adult to every 3 students (pre K-2ndgrade) / 4 students (3rd-12thgrade)
Available only during the school calendar year, excluding June, July, and August.
All field trips are by advance reservation only.

Is your classroom budget too tight for a field trip? Some schools may be eligible for a Discover Africa Scholarship funded by the Safari West Wildlife Foundation.

For more information please visit the Safari West Wildlife Foundation website.

Plan Your Trip

To request and reserve a school field trip at Safari West, please download and complete the following form and email it to fieldtrip@safariwest.com.

Field Trip Trek Request

Once your request has been approved and processed, you will receive a confirmation via email from our reservation team. We highly recommend you review your confirmation carefully as it will have your Booking ID number, number of guests, date and time of your visit.  One week before your field trip, please call and reference your booking number to confirm your arrival and number of guests. Bag lunches are permitted only on the lawn area near our open-air aviary.

Please note: Home School Programs must follow the same protocol as field trips for school classes K-12: No more than 1 adult for every 7 children. Please, no siblings and/or additional family members.

School Field Trip prices are not available to general youth organizations. Youth Organizations may book directly with our Groups Department.

Pricing

One teacher per class – free
Students (K-12) – $15 per person
Adult Chaperones – $20 per person

  • When arriving by bus1 adult to every 5 or 6 students
  • When arriving by car 1 adult to every 3 students (pre K-2ndgrade) / 4 students (3rd-12thgrade)
Available only during the school calendar year, excluding June, July, and August.
All field trips are by advance reservation only.
Discover Africa

Is your classroom budget too tight for a field trip? Some schools may be eligible for a Discover Africa Scholarship funded by the Safari West Wildlife Foundation.

For more information please visit the Safari West Wildlife Foundation website.

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School Field Trips