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Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.


Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational field trip activities, trip organization and student ticket.



About Hesperia Zoo

Hesperia Zoo, located in Hesperia, is a unique and intimate zoo dedicated to the conservation and education of various animal species. The zoo offers visitors the opportunity to learn about wildlife through up-close encounters, interactive exhibits, and educational programs. It provides a family-friendly environment that emphasizes the importance of wildlife conservation and animal care.

Historical Overview

  • Foundation: Established in 2001, Hesperia Zoo was created to offer a sanctuary for exotic animals and to educate the public about the importance of wildlife conservation. The zoo has grown over the years, expanding its collection and enhancing its educational outreach.
  • Mission: The mission of Hesperia Zoo is to promote wildlife conservation and education by providing a safe and nurturing environment for its animal residents and offering engaging educational experiences for visitors.

Key Features and Exhibits

  • Animal Encounters: Hesperia Zoo offers a variety of animal encounters where visitors can get up close and personal with some of the zoo's residents. These encounters provide an opportunity to learn about the animals' behaviors, diets, and habitats.

  • Safari Guided Feeding Tours

     This one hour educational guided walking tour is fun for the whole famliy. Get up close to some of the most magnificent animals in the world. 

    What am I feeding?

    Enjoy feeding the big cats,  lemurs,  monkeys, exotic hoofstock and more!

  • Safari Guided Tours 

    Come walk on the wild side with one of our educational tour guides. Learn all about our animal ambassadors during this one hour walking tour.

  • Sloth Encounter

    Meet, greet and get up close and personal during this one hour Sloth encounter. Hang out with this incredible and fascinating animal. Feeding, educational talk and don't forget to get a sloth picture!

    6 years and older. 

  • Picnic With A Primate
    Picnic with a Primate is the newest animal encounter. Participants spend the morning with one of the simian friends, enjoying a continental breakfast while dining with a primate. Good table manners from the primate are not guaranteed. After breakfast, the group goes for a walk and ends up at a monkey jungle gym to observe the athleticism of these beautiful creatures. This one-hour encounter includes food, drink, an educational talk, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participants aged 12 years and older must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Walk with the Herd

    Choose one of the friendly hoofed residents and enjoy a fun-filled walk. Start with a quick brushing session to make sure your partner looks pretty for their selfie with you! Then, take a 15-20 minute walk, with some possible snacking on shrubs along the way. You'll arrive at an area where you can hang out with your new barnyard buddy. After bonding with your new friend, it's time for a short walk back. This experience is ideal for ages 9 and up. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The total experience lasts approximately 1 hour.

  • Capybara Encounter

    In this one-hour encounter, participants will get up close and personal with Sprout, the friendly Capybara. An educational talk will be given by a personal tour guide. Participants will have the opportunity to meet, greet, and even feed Sprout.

Visiting Tips for Families

  • Plan Ahead: Check Hesperia Zoo’s website for current exhibits, special events, and educational programs to make the most of your visit. 
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for your experience. Bring layers and sun protection. 
  • Bring Essentials: Pack water, snacks, and any necessary items for young children. The zoo offers picnic areas where families can rest and enjoy a meal.
  • Engage with Staff: Utilize the knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can provide insights and answer questions about the animals and the zoo’s conservation efforts.

Hesperia Zoo

PriceFrom $30.00
  • Please use the information on this page (package type, venue name, price, etc.) to submit an order request with your school. Once your order is approved, your school will forward the request to us. We will then reach out to you with instructions on how to finalize your trip details and access accompanying resources. Once finalized, you will receive your e-tickets and any additional materials directly to your inbox within 1-3 business days. If you don't see our email(s), please check your spam folder prior to contacting us.


    To ensure a smooth process, it is generally recommended to submit your order with your school AT LEAST 10 business days prior to your trip date, unless you are booking a venue that requires more advanced planning. *Please be mindful of your school's processing times and plan accordingly.

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