Programs

Zoo Staff, with a child, feeding a deerSchool Group Tours

  • Cost: $3.00 per student or adult
    Tours are 1 1/2 hours in length and include a zoo tour guide. Topics covered include habitats, adaptations, feeding habits, and general information about animals native to the southwestern United States. Tours are available for any grade level. Tours also include a short small animal presentation and a visit to the Irvine Park Nature Center.
  • If requested, tours can include native plant information.
  • Train ride at Irvine Park Railroad may be added to any tour for an additional school group fee of $3.00 per student.
  • All fees are to paid the day your group is scheduled for a tour. Please note 1 adult chaperone or teacher is required for every 10 students.
  • Tours must be booked in advance by calling Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846.
  • Please note tours are NOT available on Sundays & Mondays.
  • For bus / parking information call (714) 973-6846.

Toddler Programs

  • Ages: 3-4 years old
    Cost: $5.00 (includes admission for child enrolled and ONE parent)
    * Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter the zoo.
  • These programs are approximately one hour in length and include educational information, hands-on learning and crafts.
    Parent must accompany child for duration of the program.
  • For a current listing of program dates and times, please click on “Events & Programs”.
  • Please note registration must be made by phone by calling (714) 973-6846.
  • Fees are to be paid the day of the scheduled program.
  • Please note Irvine Regional Park gate entry fee is NOT included with fee for zoo class. Irvine Park entry fee is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays & $5.00 per vehicle on weekends.

 

Scout Group Programs

*For all tours & bird programs, please note that Irvine Park gate entry fee is NOT included with program fee. Park entry fee is $5.00 per vehicle on weekends & $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays. Please note scout programs are not available on Sundays & Mondays.

Guided Tours

  • Cost: $3.00 per person
  • Guided tours are available for girl scouts, boy scouts, brownies, cub scouts, etc. Guided tours are one hour in length. Topics focused on include habitats, adaptations, feeding habits and general information about animals native to the southwestern United States.
  • If requested, specific topics may be covered (native plants, mammals, birds, wildlife careers, etc.).
  • Tours must be booked in advance by calling Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846.

Bird Program – Feathery Friends

  • Cost: $10.00 per child
  • Learn all about the world of birds…even those that can’t fly! This program includes fun crafts and creative and educational activities.
  • This program is 2 hours in length, with an additional 30 minutes for lunch (children bring their own sack lunch to eat in the park).
  • Bird programs must be booked in advance by calling (714) 973-6846.

Story Time at the Zoo

  • Enjoy story time under the oak trees in the zoo! For all ages.
  • For a current listing of story time dates & times, please click on “Events & Programs”.
  • For questions or more information, call (714) 973-6846.

Discovery Cart

  • The discovery cart is stationed inside the zoo and has lots of fun and educational hands-on artifacts for zoo guests to see & touch.
  • These carts are out when we have docent volunteers to staff them. On your next visit to the zoo, be sure to look out for the discovery cart!