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.

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.


Activities, Assignments, and Lesson Plans

Challenge your students to observe, read, think, record data, and make their own discoveries while at the Toronto Zoo with these free curriculum-linked resources.

Grade 9 - Biomes 
Grade 9 - Biomes Worksheet
Grade 9 - Sustainable Ecosystems
Grade 9 - Urbanization
Grade 10 - Climate Change
Grade 10 - Sustainability of Ecosystems
Grade 11 - Anthropology
Grade 11 - Biodiversity
Grade 11 - Environmental Science
Grade 11 - Evolution
Grades 9-12 - Polar Bears and the Arctic Teacher Resource Package

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-needed, 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.

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.


Amazing Animal Show - FREE

Join us at our outdoor Waterside Theatre for the Amazing Animal Show. Your students will watch in awe as giant birds fly overhead and our animals interact with both the audience and their wildlife care trainers. A great way to end your visit!

Runs seasonallyclick 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 seasonallyclick 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 seasonallyclick here

 for dates and hours of operation.