Sharkarosa Zoo is self-guided with informational signs and staff to help you along the way. There are also educational presentations every 30 minutes throughout the day in various locations. While you are here please be sure to enjoy our petting zoo and covered picnic areas.
The Bear’s Den Snack Bar and Gift Shop is open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(We accept CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER)
Private Tours, Animal Encounters, Field Trips, A Petting Zoo, Food, An Amazing Gift Shop And More
Schedule a private tour with us and take your family on an adventure that includes the animals of Madagascar, Africa, Asia, North and South America, China, and Australia to name a few!
We provide field trips for organized groups such as private and public schools, day cares, pre-schools, church groups and senior groups. We are unique in that our facility is closed to the public, Monday through Thursday each week, which enables us to give your group a more personalized experience. Additionally, we are a secure facility that only admits the students, teachers and pre-approved chaperones the day of your field trip. Our field trips allow you and your group to enjoy the park for a two hour window.
Cost of the field trip is as follows:
Students (students are defined as those in your grade-level and classrooms attending): $8 each
Teachers: (Teachers are defined as those teaching the class attending) $8 each *we comp one teacher for every 20 students.
Bus Drivers: Free
Additional Attendees (regardless of age): $15 per person
*Prices subject to change without notice .
*Tickets sold online on the Sharkarosa Zoo website are not sold for field trip use. Your final balance due is collected and turned in the morning of your field trip in one payment. We do not accept individual payments the morning of the field trip so your chaperone money will also need to be collected in advance and turned in as one payment. We do not offer refunds. Failure to pay the balance due the morning of your field trip will result in a late fee and 10 day net terms. Groupons may not be utilized for field trips.
To properly staff your field trip, we require an approximate head count at the time of booking. Any changes to your numbers should be reported as soon as possible so that your final invoice can be accurate for payment the morning of your field trip. Failure to pay your balance the morning of your field trip will result in late fees. Deadline for headcount adjustments is one week prior to your field trip – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Your headcount should be reported as follows:
# of students, # of teachers, # additional attendees. Additional attendees are anyone other than a student or teacher attending the field trip regardless of age. Additional attendees, regardless of age, are admitted for $15 each. We are unable to process refunds, so your count is very important. In additional to your final headcount, the first and last names of all your additional attendees must be turned in at this time. Additional attendees whose names have not been submitted to Sharkarosa in advance, will not be admitted to the Sharkarosa Zoo the day of your field trip. Our facility is not open to the public during the week. We are a CLOSED, private facility, and reserved strictly for field trips. These requirements are made for the safety of your children.