Students in grades 9-12 are able to tour the Zoo’s Commissary and Oliver Animal Hospital. Groups are limited to 15 total people including students and teachers. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Tours involve a fair amount of walking. For every ten students, one adult must attend the program and be present with the group at the Zoo. Program requests should be made online at

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Program Details

Program Category
Language Arts | Program | Science

Appropriate for ages: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Max Audience: Up to 15 people
Costs: $40 per tour in addition to Zoo admission.
With a minimum notice of two weeks
Field Trip


Sedgwick County Zoo

5555 Zoo Boulevard

Wichita KS 67212-1698

Phone: (316) 266-8213

Fax: (316) 712-9867


Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Contact: Peninnah Ziegler, Office Specialist for Education & Library

Reservations: (316) 266-8213

Please schedule your educational programs at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Arts Opportunities

While there are not pure art programs for school groups, the Zoo is an excellent site for creative writing, photography, sketching, and painting.

Sculpture and Landscapes

The Zoo has a growing collection of realistic animal sculptures placed throughout the grounds. Landscape architecture and horticulture are other prime areas for observation and study.

Arts Partners | 903 S Edgemoor, Suite 907 Wichita, KS 67218

Site by RSM Marketing.

This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita 


Board of directors

Jan-Maeve Saggerson

Tim Rogers

Lai-L Daugherty

Teresa Seymour

Rodney Horton

Chris Wendt