EDUCATION

Touching Hearts • Igniting Passion • Saving Wildlife

For information or assistance for any Education Event or Program on this page (excluding School field trips), please contact Teagan at 785-827-9488 ext. 132 or teagan@rollinghillszoo.org.

School Groups

Bring your school group out to Rolling Hills Zoo & Wildlife Museum for an unforgettably FUN adventure! Offering discounted admission rates to public, private home-schooled, and licensed daycare providers, Rolling Hills Zoo can accommodate your school's next great expedition!


Field Trips:

$7.50 per Student

$7.50 per Chaperone (1 per 10 Students)‍

$13.50 per Extra Chaperones

School Group Online Reservation Inquiry Form

School Group Gift Shop List.pdf

During your field trip you can enhance your visit with:

DISCOVERY CLASS

Have an extra special adventure at Rolling Hills Zoo with this 45-minute grade-specific lessons during this interactive, thematically-based program. This program features three live animals and hands-on activities with animal bio-facts, such as skins, skulls and teeth. Suggested class size of 35 or less.

Choose from age-appropriate K-8 lessons in the following themes:

  • Ocean Life
  • Life on the Prairie
  • Domestication at Work
  • Feline Happy

Special requested themes can be considered.

$65 for the first program • $35 for each additional program scheduled on the same day.

For more information or assistance with our Discovery Class, please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 132 or email teagan@rollinghillszoo.org


PERSONAL GUIDED TOUR

A one-hour Zoo or Wildlife Museum tour lead by an Education Team Member is $50. Additional tours can be scheduled for the same day at $40 each. 30 person limit per tour.

TRAM RIDES

Our extended tram ride allows students to get off to visit various outdoor exhibits. $10 per person and available by reservation only, with a minimum of 12 people. Tram ride lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Our reserved non-stop tram is $7 per person, with a minimum of 12 people for a 45-minute ride through the Zoo.

For more information or assistance with any of our school group reservations please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 114, or email kris@rollinghillszoo.org.


ZOO TO YOU

Can't bring your class out to the Zoo? Why not let the Zoo come to YOU!

Each Zoo to You presentation is jam-packed with FUN!  The interactive lessons will include hands-on activities with bio-facts and an introduction to three live animals.  Although themes vary, emphasis will be placed on conservation.  

Each Zoo to You presentation is adaptable to any age group.  While there is no minimum or maximum number of students, the ideal class size is 35 people or less.  Pricing is based on the location’s distance from the Zoo.

Educational Opportunities

DISCOVERY CLASS

Have an extra special adventure at Rolling Hills Zoo with this 45-minute grade-specific lessons during this interactive, thematically-based program. This program features three live animals and hands-on activities with animal bio-facts, such as skins, skulls and teeth. Suggested class size of 35 or less.

Choose from age-appropriate K-8 lessons in the following themes:

  • Ocean Life
  • Life on the Prairie
  • Domestication at Work
  • Feline Happy

Special requested themes can be considered.

$65 for the first program • $35 for each additional program scheduled on the same day.

For more information or assistance with our Discovery Class, please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 132 or email teagan@rollinghillszoo.org

ZOO PALOOZA

This program is designed for groups of up to 20 people and is ideal for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, sports teams, classes and small groups. Children 7 years and younger are allowed with adult supervision.

Zoo Palooza includes:

  • A 30-minute program based on a specific area of the world with a conservation and zoo focus. The program can be based on your educational needs. If you have a certain badge you want to achieve or area of interest, we can design your program accordingly.
  • A 30-minute Animal Meet & Greet with three of our animal ambassadors.
  • A 15-minute Keeper Encounter or animal training session (depending upon availability).

For your group's admission to the Zoo & Wildlife Museum, ask about group pricing which is dependent upon number of participants.

Group lunch is available at an additional cost of $7.50 per person, which includes a choice of hamburger, corndog, or Uncrustable, served with Lay's potato chips, granola bar, and 8 oz. bottled water.

Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (to 12 p.m. if lunch is included)

Program Cost: $75

Scheduling: Please schedule two weeks in advance. Scheduling programs will be based on date availability. To schedule your program contact Teagan Miller at teagan@rollinghillszoo.org or call 785-827-9488 ext. 132.

GROUP OVERNIGHT EXPEDITIONS

Kids of all ages will enjoy an Overnight Expedition at Rolling Hills Zoo! Whether it is for scouts, teams, birthday parties, school groups, family reunions, or any other group, this is one unique experience you won't soon forget.

You're adventure will include:

  • Museum tour & activity
  • Bedtime snacks & breakfast
  • Indoor sleeping
  • Craft & activity
  • Sunrise tram ride thru the Zoo
  • Admission into the Zoo the next morning

All Overnight Expeditions require a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve.

For more information or assistance with any of our Educational Opportunities, please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 132, or email teagan@rollinghillszoo.org.

TODDLER TUESDAY

Toddler Tuesday takes place the first Tuesday of every month, and every Tuesday during the months of June and July in the Conference Center located in the Wildlife Museum.

Toddler Tuesdays is an educational experience for toddlers, ages 1 – 5, where they will enjoy a special story time, learn more about the animal featured in the story, create a fun craft, and enjoy playtime. Together, toddlers will connect with nature, wildlife and each other.

Toddler Tuesday is a free event with your paid admission. Members get in free.

RHZ Summer Camps

KIDS SUMMER CAMPS

June 5th - July 14th, for children ages 4-12 years old.

JUNIOR ZOO KEEPER CAMPS

May 30th - June 2nd, for children ages 12-15 years old.

Your child will enjoy a wild adventure during Summer Camp as they explore different species during our exciting interactive programs which engage the mind and body through hands-on activities. Each week features different animal friends and offers new activities daily.

Details & Registration
SUMMER Camps

Internships

Rolling Hills Zoo offers unpaid internships.

Location: Salina, Kansas

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, able to pass background check, have a tetanus shot and negative TB test.
  • Must be able to work in different weather environments, be comfortable with walking, lifting (at least 50+ lbs.), and time outdoors. Physical exertion includes repetitive motions and climbing regularly.
  • Must be able to work both as a team member and independently.
  • A one-time $30 fee is required.
  • Animal Department Interns are expected to commit to a 12-week program.
  • Interns participate in a Thursday - Monday schedule, including holidays.


Areas of Interest: Animal Department

  • Small Primates
  • Cats
  • Hoofstock
  • Reptiles
  • Kid's Country

To apply for any of the above animal internships, please email your resume and cover letter indicating your area of interest to headkeeper@rollinghillszoo.org or mail to:

Attn: Head Keeper | Rolling Hills Zoo | 625 N. Hedville Rd. | Salina, KS 67401


Areas of Interest: Rolling Hills Zoo Departments

  • Horticulture
  • Operations / IT (Information Technology)
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Events

To apply for any of the above operations internships, please mail your resume and cover letter indicating your area of interest to:

Zoo Internships, Attn: Rolling Hills Zoo Departments | Rolling Hills Zoo | 625 N. Hedville Rd. | Salina, Kansas 67401