Self-guided Visit

To book your self-guided visit, please call 416-392-5932. 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!

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 [email protected] 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.

"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