Touching Hearts • Igniting Passion • Saving Wildlife

For more information, for assistance, to reserve or to sign up
for any of the activities, classes, events or camps shown below, please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 132, or email

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!

During your field trip you can enhance your visit with:

A Discovery Class - A 45-minute interactive, thematically-based program featuring three live animals and biofacts. The class is $65. Additional classes can be scheduled the same day at $35 per class. 30 person limit.

A You at the Zoo Class - A 30-minute interactive, thematically-based program featuring two live animals and biofacts. The class is $40. Additional classes can be scheduled for the same day at $25 per class. 30 person limit.

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. 30 person limit.

Tram Rides - Allows students to get off and visit various indoor exhibits.

School Group Online Reservation Inquiry Form.

School Group Gift Shop List.pdf

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.

You at the Zoo

This 30 minute onsite presentation provides students the opportunity to meet two live animals, while exploring a conservation-based theme.

What is the difference between a toad and a frog? Are we predators, or are we prey? How does our behavior in Kansas affect animals in Africa? These are the types of questions this program will answer. These classes are a great addition to school field trips. The class is $40. Additional classes can be scheduled for the same day at $25 per class. 30 person limit.

Wild Adventure Summer Camps at RHZ

Summer Camps will begin on June 6th and run through July 14th, for children ages 4 - 12 years old.

Junior Zoo Keeper Camps run May 31st - June 3rd, for children 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.

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 looking for a unique experience

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

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

Discovery Classes

Have an extra special adventure at Rolling Hills Zoo with a Discovery Class! Enhance your visit and enjoy a grade-specific interactive lesson.  Students will get hands-on experience handling such things as skins, skulls and teeth. This class also includes 3 animal encounters. You may choose from age appropriate K-8 lessons.  Classes are 45 minutes in length with a suggested participation size of 35 or less. 

$65 for the first program • $35 for each additional program

Toddler Tuesdays

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.


Rolling Hills Zoo offers unpaid internships.

Location: Salina, Kansas
Internship unpaid


  • 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 or mail to:

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

Areas of Interest: Operations 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:

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