Micke Grove Zoo

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BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY - Full payment (cash, check, or credit at time of booking) must be received at least 7 days before the program date or the program will be cancelled. Checks must be made payable to: “Micke Grove Zoological Society.”

Cancellations made within 14 days of the program date will be refunded minus a 50% cancellation fee; however, any cancellations made within 48 hours of the program date are non-refundable.

If you attended a program but have not yet paid the full balance, request a cancellation within 14 days of a program date, or failed to appear for a program that you have not yet paid for, i.e., you required special payment arrangements and then cancelled, full payment will still be required pursuant to the cancellation policy described above. This payment must be received within 30 days of the original program date.

Cancellations are only official upon receipt of confirmation from the Micke Grove Zoological Society. 

Zoo Mobile sponsored in part by the 
Provided by the Micke Grove Zoological Society's Education Department

Not able to come to Micke Grove Zoo? Then let Micke Grove Zoo come to you! A Zoo Educator will come to your school, daycare, senior care facility, other meeting place with live animals and bio-facts to present a unique and engaging program tailored to meet your needs - and academic standards. At this time, our Zoo Mobile does not go to private residences.

As of 4/16/15, only afternoon programs are available on Wednesday May 6 or Friday May 22. However, these spaces may be reserved by another organizer at any time. All other spaces have been filled. If you would still like to visit Micke Grove Zoo on a self-guided tour basis, please call (209) 331-2138 to let us know you're coming and we'll provide you with self-guided tour instructions. Zoo Mobile programs are available for delivery between June 1 and July 31. You may search for those dates by clicking here and choosing "Summer Zoo Mobile Programs" in the drop down menu.

Advanced reservations are required for Zoo Mobile programming. We strongly encourage teachers to make their reservations well in advance as dates in March, April, May, and June fill up very quickly! We use the online reservation software system, Doubleknot, to accept reservations. Payment options include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, and checks.

CONSERVATION CLASSROOM (formerly The Classroom Experience)

Whether you are a 1st grade teacher or an 8th grade one, Micke Grove Zoo can provide your students with a memorable classroom experience that will keep them engaged and thinking about animals, science, and the importance of conservation. Let us bring our Zoo Mobile and Animal Ambassadors to your school! Please Note: These programs are limited to 35 students. For larger groups, please book two back-to-back programs (discounted) or an Awareness Assembly.

Grade Levels: Pre-kindergarten and up - Program Length: 1 hour  - Cost: $150.00 for the first program; $100.00 for second program (maximum two programs per day). A mileage fee of $30.00 applies for any sites located outside of San Joaquin County. Unfortunately we cannot provide programs more than 60 miles from the Zoo. SEARCH A DATE NOW!

AWARENESS ASSEMBLY (formerly Assemblies)

Do you have several classes in the same grade level and want each student to be able to experience the same incredible opportunity of seeing wild animals and learning about them? Or do you have a really large group that you would like us to present to, such as at a library or shopping mall? Then book the Micke Grove Zoo Mobile for an Awareness Assembly where we will share stories of animals from around the world and what people can do to help protect them! Please Note: There is a 200 person capacity per assembly program.

Grade Levels: Pre-kindergarten and up - Program Length: 45 minutes  - Cost: $375.00. A mileage fee of $30.00 applies for any sites located outside of San Joaquin County. Unfortunately we cannot provide programs more than 60 miles from the Zoo.
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ZOO TO YOU OUTREACH PROGRAM
Are you a teacher at a Title I school? Apply for a Zoo to You Outreach Program scholarship and perhaps we'll bring the Zoo Mobile to your classroom for free! CLICK TO LEARN MORE!

 

 

SENIOR SAFARI (formerly Non-Educational Facilities)
Planning an intimate program for a small group at a senior facility? Then let us come to you! We'll bring animals and bio-facts for your group to enjoy, as long as it's a safe place for our staff and animals to visit. Please Note: Time slots are restricted to the afternoons to accomodate school programming. Groups larger than 35 individuals require either two back-to-back programs or an assembly program (see above).

 Program Length: 45 minutes  - Cost: $150.00. A mileage fee of $30.00 applies for any sites located outside of San Joaquin County. Unfortunately we cannot provide programs more than 60 miles from the Zoo. SEARCH A DATE NOW!