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GROUP VISIT INFORMATION

Binder Park Zoo is a great place to visit with your group!

  • Groups must consist of at least 15 people
  • An adult chaperone is required for every ten children ages 5 & up (1 adult per 5 children under 5 years old)
  • Fees must be paid in one lump sum at the gate and an admission worksheet must be completed
  • Please register online at least two weeks in advance of your chosen visit date. There will be a late registration fee of $10 for all registrations made less than 2 weeks in advance.

2015 Group Rate Categories

Pre-school Group: teacher & class ages 4 yrs. and younger

  • Students (2-4 years) - $5.00
  • One Teacher/chaperone FREE per 5 paid students
  • Additional adults - $8.00
  • Additional seniors - $7.00
  • Must have a minimum of 15 people to qualify for discounted rate

 

 

School Group: teacher & class K-12; public, private, homeschool

  • Students - $5.00
  • One Teacher/chaperone FREE per 10 paid students
  • Additional adults - $8.00
  • Additional seniors - $7.00
  • Must have a minimum of 15 people to qualify for discounted rate

 

 

College Group: instructor & class

  • Students - $8.00
  • One instructor FREE with minimum 15 paid students
  • Additional Adults - $8.00
  • Must have a minimum of 15 people to qualify for discounted rate

 

 

Youth Group Rates: Chaperone & Scout Groups, Church Youth Groups, Day Camps, Kids Clubs Rec. Departments, Day Cares, etc.

  • Students (ages 2-11) - $5.00
  • One leader FREE
  • Additional adults - $8.00
  • Additional seniors - $7.00
  • Must have a minimum of 15 people to qualify for discounted rate

 

 

Organized Group: 15 or more people that visit the Zoo as an organized group (must enter the zoo at the same time and pay in one lump sum). This includes, but is not limited to, birthday parties, family reunions, bus tours, corporate or business gatherings, and church groups, or large families wishing to visit the Zoo. For groups larger than 100 people, contact (269) 979-1351.

  • Children (ages 2-10) - $9
  • Adults (ages 11-64) - $11
  • Seniors (ages 65+) - $10
  • Must have a minimum of 15 people to qualify for discounted rate

 

 

TAKE YOUR VISIT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Schools on Safari

Get up close and personal with some of Binder Park Zoo’s animal ambassadors! These 30 minute classroom programs are the perfect way to boost the educational value of your visit, without taking too much time away from your day at the zoo.

The cost is only $50.00 per program for up to 40 participants (this includes both children and adults). Programs must be set up in advance, and dates are reserved on a first-come, first served basis. To schedule a program, please call Amanda McFarlin at (269) 979-1351 x175.

Program Topics:

African Habitats – recommended for grades K-2
Africa is a vast continent that is home to many unique animals. Students will learn about three habitats and get a chance to meet the animals that call those habitats home.

Circle of Life/Food Chain – recommended for grades 3-6
All living things depend on each other to survive. Students will learn how plants and animals interact in the great circle of life while meeting a few live animals.

Animal Adaptations – recommended for all grade levels
Learn about animals from around the world and what unique adaptations they have to survive in the wild. Students will get to see animal adaptations up close while they see live animals.

Suitcase for Survival – recommended for grades 7-12
Students will learn about conservation laws, international wildlife trade and get the opportunity to see actual products confiscated from people who violated laws intended to protect vanishing species.

Let us help you with your curriculum needs! If you would like a program for a topic that is not listed, one can be created for you. Please call (269) 979-1351 x175 to customize your program.

Due to the popularity of our programs, we may not be able to accommodate your group if you arrive late. Please make every effort to call the Zoo at (269)979-1351 if you will be arriving late for your program. We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but we reserve the right to cancel or adjust program length depending on the availability of staff.

Cancellations due to weather or road conditions are your decision. Please call (269) 979-1351 as soon as possible to reschedule.

 

Guided Tours

Have you ever wanted to get the inside scoop on Binder Park Zoo?  Look no further!  Explore some of the zoo’s most popular areas with a knowledgeable guide.  This unique walking tour experience gives your group an in-depth look into animals, exhibits, and zoo history.

Tours are ONLY $3.00 per person for up to 30 participants.  (Price does not include zoo admission.  A minimum number of participants is required; see below.)  Tours must be set up in advance, and dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.  To schedule a guided tour, please call Amanda McFarlin at (269) 979-1351 x175.

Tour Areas:

Main/East Zoo – 60 minutes; minimum tour size of 10 participants or $30.00
Discover the often overlooked wonders of the heart of Binder Park Zoo.  Learn fun facts and little-known details about the wide variety of animals that call this section of the zoo home.  Tour stops include, but are not limited to: snow leopard, black bear, lemur, and wolves.
*Note: tour does not include behind-the-scenes access.

Wild Africa – 90 minutes; minimum tour size of 15 participants or $45.00
Take a walk on the wild side and explore Binder Park Zoo’s award winning Wild Africa exhibit.  Discuss the ins and outs of this 50 acre zoo expansion and the amazing African animals that inhabit it.  Tour stops include, but are not limited to: the savannah (giraffe, antelope, etc.), colobus and mangabey monkeys, Aldabra tortoise, and red river hogs.
*Note: tour does not include behind-the-scenes access.

Due to the popularity of our programs, we may not be able to accommodate your group if you arrive late. Please make every effort to call the Zoo at (269)979-1351 if you will be arriving late for your program. We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but we reserve the right to cancel or adjust program length depending on the availability of staff.

Cancellations due to weather or road conditions are your decision. Please call (269) 979-1351 as soon as possible to reschedule.

 

 

 
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