Education Days & Field Trips

Make Learning Fun!

Learning is Fun at the Lake

Education Days are special days in May and June when teachers are encouraged to bring their classes to Lake Compounce for educational field trips that help bring learning to life. Discounted pricing and self-guided educational programs make the trip easy and fun.

Availability is limited! Call Group Sales to make your reservations.


Groups 10 - 99: $18.99
Groups 99+: $17.99
One chaperone free with every 10 paid students.

Call Group Sales to make your reservation. Availability is limited!

Payment options

Final payment and final count must be solidified no later than two weeks before your visit. Accepted payment forms include organization check, credit card, or cash.

Your tickets

Receive via mail
Best option!
Tickets will be mailed to you in advance, once payment is received at least two weeks prior to your visit. Tickets will be available for pick up only if your payment is received less than two weeks prior to your visit.

Pick up in advance
You're welcome to come to our offices and pick up your tickets in advance, provided you call two days ahead to schedule an appointment. Cash, money order or bank check will be accepted. If paying by organization check, your check must be mailed two weeks prior to the date you'll be picking up your tickets.

Pick up on the day of your visit
The group contact is the only person who can pick up tickets on the day of your group's visit. Credit card, cash, money order or bank certified check are the forms of payment accepted.

We recommend that you pre-pay and save time.
Lake Compounce Family Amusement Park
822 Lake Ave.,
Bristol, CT 06010

Advance reservations are required.

Call Group Sales to make your reservation. Availability is limited!

Self-guided educational program packets are available upon request.
Programs include:

  • Physics
  • Discovery in the Park
  • Triassic Time
  • Kids' Class

Frequently Asked Questions about Education Days at the Lake

Q: What time does the park open on the designated Education Days?
A: Ticket windows will open at 8:30 am. The gates open at 9:00 am. The park will close at 4:00 pm.

Q: Is it necessary to participate in a Lake Compounce Education program?
A: No. Many classes and schools use their visit to Lake Compounce as a fun day for the students instead of holding a "field day" or an end of the year party.

Q: Will all rides and attractions be available during Education Days?
A: No. Rides and attractions are limited availability and may be effected by weather. Please call a few days before your visit date to get the most up-to-date information on ride closures.

Q: Are Guides/Chaperones provided by Lake Compounce to escort students during their visit?
A: No. The programs are self-guided, though it is recommended that students be chaperoned as appropriate for their age.

Q: Where are the answers to the programs?
A: Using the information gathered at the park, students are to develop their own solutions. The program questions were designed to be open-ended. Partial answer keys are available in advance.

Q: Will the park be crowded?
A: Education Days reservations are restricted to approximately 25% of our normal operating capacity. While the park is not closed to the public, typically there are few "non-education" guests visiting on weekdays during the Education Days.

Q: What if it is raining on the morning of our scheduled date?
A: If it is necessary to cancel your day, please call the Lake Compounce Group Sales office as soon as possible. At that time, you may reschedule to another date.

Q: Will pre-paying for the tickets really help?
A: Yes. It will save you time. No ticket lines to wait in and you can pre-distribute the tickets to the students on the bus.

Q: What if I pre-purchase my tickets and later find I need additional tickets?
A: Additional tickets may be purchased at Guest Relations on the day of your visit by the group contact.

Q: What if I purchase too many tickets for the date?
A: Once your students are in the park, bring the unused tickets with a copy of all the paperwork you were sent to the Guest Relations windows (located in the main entrance plaza) for a refund.

Q: What about lunch?
A: There are three different options:

Lake Compounce will have food stands open throughout the park. There is a variety of food and beverages available for purchase including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, french fries, chicken tenders, salads and sandwiches. We recommend that students bring $15 - $20 for food purchases.

Lake Compounce offers a Meal Voucher during Education Days.

Catered options for your group are available, if purchased in advance. Please ask your Group Sales representative for more information on offerings and pricing.

Q: Where is Lake Compounce located?
A: Lake Compounce is conveniently located in central Connecticut (Bristol) about two miles from Exit 31 off Interstate 84.