We’re putting the FUN back in Fundraising!

Earn money for your organization with this field trip alternative

You may have visited Reptiland with your class or organization in the past. If you did, we hope you’ll return in 2021. These visits offer experiences not possible in a classroom or other venue. In these uncertain times, however, some organizations have suspended field trips. But there’s no need to miss this time-honored tradition. So, if you can’t get a bus, we say, “no bus; no fuss.” Here’s an alternative.

What is it and how does it work?

We created the Family Field Trip Fundraiser program to not only raise money for your organization, but also to encourage people to take a safe, educational family field trip to Reptiland at a date and time of their choosing. By offering tickets for sale through your organization, people can embark on their very own zoological adventure while you reap the financial benefits!

We will offer your organization a block of tickets (25 or more) at our low group rates:

  • Child ticket, 3-11 yrs: $8 each (regular price $14)
  • Adult ticket, 12+ yrs: $10 each (regular price $16)

You choose the markup.

Let’s say, for example, you add $5 to the price of both child and adult tickets—a child ticket is sold for $13; an adult ticket $15. That allows people to purchase tickets below regular price, and your organization makes $5 on every ticket sold!

The more you sell, the more you make.

We want you to make the most of this fundraising effort, so to incentivize students to sell, we recommend adding a prize component. Offering a reward to the highest seller(s) is a great way to motivate them! Prizes can take many forms depending on the age of the students. Whether it’s a special zoo program (via Zoom) presented to the highest selling class or a cash prize offered to the best seller, we are happy to assist you with this as well.

Some students enjoying their field trip to Reptiland!

Field trip fun from spring 2017

Who can take advantage of this?

We created this program with students in mind; we want them to be able to enjoy a field trip even if they can’t visit with their class or organization. But that doesn’t mean people of ALL ages can’t benefit from this! Tickets can be sold to anyone: family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. For those taking the field trip, regardless of age, it’s a fun and educational experience; for your organization, it becomes a fundraiser. It’s win-win!

Fun + Educational = A winning field trip combo

We want everyone to have fun, but we also want students to learn during their visit. Upon arrival at the zoo, each child will receive a Zoo Clues worksheet with a list of questions. Once completed, a staff member can check the answers for accuracy, and kids who get all questions correct will have their names added to the Reptiland Honor Roll published right here on our website! Please note: completion of this worksheet is optional.

How do you get started?

Appoint someone to be the coordinator and have this person contact us. We will provide everything needed to run a successful fundraiser, including order forms, letters, promotional materials, etc. We can even provide special digital versions of everything for online sales. Once the orders and payment have been submitted to us, we will mail the tickets to your organization for distribution. That’s it!