In 2010, the Zoo announced a new umbrella program reflecting our commitment to providing free admission to eligible Title 1 school children, as well as to community groups and 501 (c) (3) organizations whose mission and organizational goals support exploration and education of children and families in the region. The Zoo is committed to a goal of at least 5% of total admission coming through this program – in a typical year, this will result in at least 60,000 free admissions to the Zoo. The Community Access Program is one facet of the Zoo’s initiatives to strengthen our role as a community resource and to create future generations of environmental stewards.
Through the Community Access Program, the Zoo provides opportunities not just for free admission, but in-kind donations for raffles, other fundraisers and other events, and off-site appearances by Zoo on Wheels and other Zoo outreach programs.
Apply Online for Community Access Program
*Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for your request to be processed.