Self-guided Visit

To book your self-guided visit, please call 416-392-5932 or BOOK ONLINE. To learn more about planning a Toronto Zoo Field Trip, please click here.

How loud is a lion’s roar? How does a snake slither? How does the Toronto Zoo design exhibits to meet the needs of different species? How is the Toronto Zoo helping to protect wildlife and their habitat? Find out as you and your students explore the Toronto Zoo!

Check out the Toronto Zoo map to pre-plan your route through the Zoo and to make note of the locations of washrooms, restaurants, and picnic sites, as well as the First Aid Centre.

Tour Scripts

Download a self-guided tour script to help you use the Zoo animals and exhibits to teach important curriculum concepts and to connect your students with nature.

Grade 1 - Characteristics & Needs of Living Things
Grade 2 - Growth & Change in Animals
Grade 3 - Plant & Animal Interactions
Grade 1-3 – Eurasia Wilds (Primary)
Grade 4 - Animal Habitats & Communities
Grade 5 - Animal Digestive Systems
Grade 6 - Biodiversity & Climate Change
Grade 7 - Interactions within Ecosystems
Grades 4-6 - Eurasia Wilds

For more curriculum-linked resources to support your field trip and enhance your students' learning both in the classroom and at the Zoo, check out the 

Educator Resource page

. Or create your own open-ended, inquiry-based resources to suit the needs of your students!

Interpretive Touch Tables

Visit our various interpretive touch tables located throughout the Zoo and meet our knowledgeable Toronto Zoo Volunteers. Students will not only learn more about the animals that live in the Zoo, but will also have the opportunity to touch furs, skulls, feathers, and much more.

Meet-the-Keeper Talks

Be sure to attend one or more of our educational meet-the-keeper talks or feedings during your visit. These are a great opportunity for students to have all their fascinating questions answered.
Click here for the current Meet-the-Keeper schedule.

Discovery Zone – Kids Zoo & Amazing Animal Show

Young students will learn about wildlife through play while exploring Kids Zoo, while students of all ages will enjoy watching the interactive Amazing Animal Show, highlighting the natural abilities of wildlife. Open seasonally.

Animals or people, we make sure everyone is fed at the Toronto Zoo. Visit one of our restaurants or snack bars on site for a bite to eat or bring your own lunch. Picnic tables are available at various locations throughout the Zoo (refer to Zoo map).

Rent a Private Picnic Site*

If you are interested in a private space just for your students, the Zoo is pleased to offer school groups a 50% discount off picnic site rentals during the school year*. For more information about the available picnic sites, what a picnic site rental includes, and how to book a private picnic site for your group, please visit Host Your Event or contact Toronto Zoo - Group Events at or 416-392-5940.
*Offer valid only for school groups booked Monday to Friday (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) during the school year. Subject to availability. Subject to change without notice.

Add a Zoo Lunch

Compass Foods is pleased to offer a lunch box program or Pizza Pizza luncheon for school groups that are interested in pre-ordering. For more information or to place an order, please contact Compass Foods at 416-392-6003.
*Please note that some products may contain nuts and/or wheat.


Conservation Carousel - $3 per ride or $10 for 4 rides

Ever thought about riding an alligator, jaguar, or frog? Now's your opportunity - take a spin on our Conservation Carousel and choose from over 30 colourful, hand-crafted animals to ride on. What's truly unique and memorable about the Toronto Zoo's carousel is that education and conservation messages about endangered species will inspire you as you whirl around and around.

Runs seasonally- click here

for dates and hours of operation.

TundraAir Ride - $12 per ride or $40 for 4 tickets

Soaring through the air at 48 km/hr, TundraAir Ride is a zipline ride that seats 1 or 2 people at a time and takes your students to new heights. This ride is one you will want to experience over and over, as it gives you a different view from the top every time, with a beautiful panoramic view of the Zoo. Guests must be a minimum of 42" to ride with an adult and a minimum of 48" to ride alone.

Runs seasonally- click here

for dates and hours of operation.

Zoomobile Ride - Students ride all day for $6

Hop aboard the Zoomobile for an adventure around the Zoo while sitting back and relaxing. Our newly renovated route takes you directly through some of the Eurasian exhibits, allowing you to come face-to-face with mouflon, Przewalski's horses, and yaks.

Runs seasonally- click here

for dates and hours of operation.

"Thanks for a wonderful time at the zoo. The students and myself learned so much from the visit. We look forward to visiting again."
- George Syme Community School

"We all loved it- teacher, parent volunteers, and students!"
- St. Bernadette Catholic School