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.

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!

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.