Each year, more than 150,000 people attend an Academy field trip with their school or youth group. Don't be the one to miss out!

We recognize that bringing a group to the Academy can be intimidating: the learning environment is stimulating and the list of daily events staggering.

To assist you with trip planning, we've highlighted must-see exhibits and popular presentations, and recommended resources for structuring learning.

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School Field Trips

School field trips are available year-round for preK-12 school groups, including established preschools. Bring one class, or the entire grade!


Out-of-school Youth Groups

Attention summer camps, science clubs, and youth squads! We offer discounted rates for groups serving youth in out-of-school time.


For Homeschooling Families

Educators of homeschooled children can also plan a trip at discounted admission rates, assuming a group of 10 students or more.


Academy Sleepovers

Want to do something extra special? Bring your group of young naturalists to a Penguins + Pajamas Sleepover to curl up alongside our animals.

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Field Trip Sponsors

We Thank our Sponsors

The School & Youth Field Trips program is generously supported by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Sakana Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Academy’s local business donors.