Field Trips

Inspire, excite, and engage your students with a field trip to the Retreat. We are are excited to introduce our new field trip program with 3 options. At our sanctuary, children will experience up-close and personal encounters with camels, zebras, and horses – just to name a few of our animal menagerie. Students will get the opportunity to feed and pet the animals.

Minimum 15 students required for the field trip programs. Once the 5 to 1 students/chaperone ratio is met: $15 each additional chaperone.

Field Trip Options

Option 1: $10/child and $15/chaperone

  • Admission to the Retreat for 2 hours
  • Grades Pre-K – 12
  • Available Monday through Friday
  • One chaperone per group of 5 students required
  • Free Parking

Option 2: $25/child and free for chaperones

  • Admission to the Retreat for 2 hours
  • 2-hour guided tour with experienced animal keepers
  • Up-close and personal animal encounters in the Barnyard Alley.
  • Grades Pre-K – 12
  • Available Monday through Friday
  • One chaperone per group of 5 students required
  • Free Parking

Option 3: $45/child and free for chaperones

  • Admission to the Retreat for 4 hours
  • 2-hour guided tour with experienced animal keepers
  • 45-minute art class with take-home 8×10 canvas
  • Up-close and personal animal encounters in the Barnyard Alley.
  • Free snacks and bottled water
  • 30-minute lunch (bring sack lunch)
  • Grades Pre-K – 12
  • Available Monday through Friday
  • One chaperone per group of 5 students required
  • Free Parking
Field Trips

Add your name to our growing list of happy field trip participants!

  • The O’Farrell Charter School 400, elementary and middle school students
  • McGill School of Success, 41 students
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish School, 20 students
  • Thrive Public Schools, 51 student
  • Kylie Rowand Foundation, 40 kids
  • YMCA, Teens in Motion, 9 children
  • Linbergh Schweitzer Elementary School, 85 students
  • Thrive Public Schools, 50 students
  • Lafayette Elementary School, 22 students
  • King Chavez Elementary, 46 students

  • Elementary Institute of Science, 80 students

  • Campo Indian Education Childcare Center, 40 students
  • Viejas Indian School, 18 students
  • Monica Sunday School program, 7 students

The Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation sponsors field trips
for Title 1 schools and organizations caring for children in need
For more information contact fieldtrips@childrensnatureretreat.org

Hours of Operation

We limit the Retreat to a daily capacity of 100 to ensure the best possible experience for guests.
Call: (619)320-4942 or email at reservations@childrensnatureretreat.org to book your visit.

  • Hours of Operation: 10am – 5pm

  • Closed Mondays though Wednesday ( Except Holidays )

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

  • We are open for field trips during those days.

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