School Groups

School Groups

Whether they're exploring the science of roller coasters or performing on our Italy stage, your students will learn, create memories and have a blast on this school outing. 

For personalized help in planning your field trip, call our friendly Group Sales specialists at (757) 253-3404. Catering Reservations and special programs must be reserved with a minimum of 30 days notice.

2016 Spring School Group Offer

Save 50% on our School Group Quick Queue® when visiting between March 20 - June 17.

*School Group Quick Queue provides single-time priority boarding to select coasters.  Must reserve in advance and is subject to availability.

For more information, please call (757) 253-3404.

Launch Into Physics

Engage your students with the experience of physics in action! Our "science of thrills" experts will motivate your students by bringing physics to life in the exciting surroundings of our world-class theme park. Join Dr. David Wright, Professor of Physics at Tidewater Community College, during the high-energy, Launch into Physics, a live physics interactive show. Accelerometers are mounted on select rides at Busch Gardens®.  Reservations required.

2016 Dates (Fridays only): 

  • April 22
  • May 6, 13, 20, 27
  • June 3


Sound Waves

Busch Gardens would like to invite your band, choir, or orchestra to join our prestigious team of Sound Waves graduates. Sound Waves offers a unique performance venue to showcase your group’s talent. A dedicated coordinator will organize your group's performance, making it easy and fun. If your group would like to be considered for a Sound Waves performance at Busch Gardens, complete and return the Sound Waves application form and include an audition video and photo so that we may begin planning your performance of a lifetime. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application and audition materials.


Behind the Scenes Tours

Wolf Encounter – Take a closer look at these misunderstood animals and how they are survive in the modern world. Learn about the wolf’s fierce loyalty to its pack, the important role wolves play in the wild, and what we can do to help them survive in this up-close encounter with America’s top predator. This tour is approximately 30 minutes long and ideal for groups 15 -100 people.

Coasters 101 – Experience the thrills of science and technology in a real-world setting. Coasters 101 puts classroom learning into motion. Take a tour with the experts at Busch Gardens into the control rooms and maintenance bays of some of the world’s most advanced thrill coasters and learn what makes these machines work. Coasters 101 is  a 60-90 minute tour where education and exhilaration combine for one wild ride.