Experience something WILD with your students on a Wildlife Images' field trip!
Every year Wildlife Images sees hundreds of students from all over Southern Oregon and beyond on field trips where they get the opportunity to see native wildlife up close. Visits like these are important not only to see these amazing animals, but we hope to build a new love and respect for all wildlife as we inspire the next generation of animal advocates.
Field trips are now curriculum guided. We provide you and your chaperones with resources to make the most out of your visit! This allows your students to spend as much time as they want watching their favorite animals and you no longer need a tour guide to visit!
Please review the Field Trip Booking Guide prior to filling out the Field Trip Request Form which is found below.
We also suggest teachers and chaperones download the Field Trip Education Guide. This is a comprehensive guide about the animals you may see while at Wildlife Images. It also contains information on what Wildlife Images does and how we care for our resident Animal Ambassadors and wildlife patients.
Ready to book? Click here for the Field Trip Reservation Form!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I make a field trip request?
A: Please read the Field Trip Booking Guide and then fill out the request form below!
Q: How much does it cost and what payments are accepted?
A: All students get a discounted price of $5.00. Required chaperones (see Booking Guide for more details) gain free admission. Extra chaperones also receive discounted admission of $5.00. Payment can be in the form of cash, card, or check the day of the field trip. A receipt will be emailed within 2-5 business days.
Q: Who can attend a field trip?
A: We happily offer field trips to both public and private schools, charter schools, home schools, and alternative schools. Wildlife Images does, however, reserve the right to determine if a request falls within what we consider an academic facility and field trips are subject to availability.
Q: When are field trips offered?
A: Field trips are available from September through June Monday through Friday and the following time slots are available: 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 1pm. Field trips are subject to availability so we encourage teachers to book early!
Q: Where does the field trip start?
A: All field trip vehicles (this includes all buses, vans, and personal vehicles) must park in our overflow parking. The entrance is the driveway south of the main gate - signs point the way. Please make sure everyone gathers here, not the front entrance. There is a fenced in area called Mountain Lion Meadows which is an excellent place to gather both students and chaperones prior to the tour.
Q: What can we expect on the day of our field trip?
A: Before arriving for your field trip we recommend both teacher and chaperones review the Education Guide which includes a vast amount of information on our resident animals, what we do at Wildlife Images, and much more. You are free to print it if you would like or you can download it on to your phone or tablet! Once you have arrived, a staff member will meet you to determine final headcount and collect payment - a receipt will be sent to the email provided at check in. They will also give a short introductory speech and review the guidelines. From there you may begin your tour - have fun!
Q: What animals will we get to see?
A: Wildlife Images is home to animals both great and small - from impressive brown bears and elusive wolves to bobcats, badgers, otters, and several birds of prey! There is no guarantee you will see every animal. Every day at Wildlife Images is different. Things like the time of year, weather, training sessions, and feedings can impact what animals are out and about during your visit. Only permanent residents are on display to the public. Wildlife patients are not visible anywhere on the tour.
Q: How will I know my field trip is booked?
A: After filling out the Field Trip Request Form you will receive an email containing a confirmation or if the dates/times you requested are unavailable we will be in contact by phone.
Q: Can I call to ask about the status of my request?
A: We honor field trip requests in the order they are received and we will be in contact with you within 2-5 business days of your request. If it is past 5 business days please email firstname.lastname@example.org.