Group and School Admission

Group Visits (20 people or more)
Group rates are available for groups of 20 people or more - $2.50 per adult, $1.50 per child (ages 3-12 years), free for children age 2 and under. Two weeks advance notice required; with less than two weeks notice, full-price regular admission rates apply. To book your group visit, contact Tammy Jones by emailing jones@cityofmhk.com or call 785-587-2737.

School & Non-Profit Group Visits

Inside Manhattan


Applies to all USD 383 schools, Kansas State University or any Manhattan 501c3 non-profit organization. If your group is associated with a Manhattan non-profit that is not USD 383 or KSU, a copy of your current 501c3 Letter of Determination from the IRS must be on file with the Zoo to receive group admission rates.

With 2 Weeks or More Advance Notice
  • Students: Free
  • Adults: One chaperoning adult per every five students admitted free. Additional adults are $5 each, Friends of Sunset Zoo (FOSZ) memberships may be used.
  • Siblings: Siblings of children that are not registered with the school or non-profit group may also attend, however they will be charged a full price children's admission ($3 for ages 3-12, free for 2 & under), FOSZ memberships may be used.
With Less Than 2 Weeks Advance Notice
  • Students: $1.50 each
  • Adults: One chaperoning adult per every five students are $2.50 each. Additional adults are $5 each, Friends of Sunset Zoo (FOSZ) memberships may be used.
  • Siblings: Siblings of children that are not registered with the school or non-profit group may also attend, however they will be charged a full price children's admission ($3 for ages 3-12, free for 2 & under), FOSZ memberships may be used.

Outside Manhattan

 
Applies to all schools or 501c3 non-profits outside of Manhattan city limits. A current IRS Letter of Determination must be on file with the Zoo to receive group admission rates. Two weeks advance notice is not required but highly encouraged.

  • Students: $1.50 each
  • Adults: One chaperoning adult per every five students are $2.50 each. Additional adults are $5 each, FOSZ memberships may be used.
  • Siblings: Siblings of children that are not registered with the school or non-profit group may also attend, however they will be charged a full price children's admission ($3 for ages 3-12, free for 2 & under), FOSZ memberships may be used.
For designated special needs groups, allowances will be made for the ratio of adults per students admitted under the free/discounted group admission rate. 

Booking Information
To ensure an easy Zoo check-in on the day of your visit, we highly encourage groups to contact us at least two weeks in advance. This is particularly helpful during the busy field trip seasons of April/May and September/October. To book your group visit, contact Tammy Jones by emailing jones@cityofmhk.com or call 785-587-2737.