Support the Community Access Program

Community Access Program
The Zoo’s Community Access Program (CAP) welcomes 65,000 Title 1 schoolchildren and individuals from community based organizations each year and enables them to learn about animals and the actions we all can take to help preserve wildlife habitats.

The CAP is a reflection of the Zoo’s commitment to the community and to creating future generations of environmental stewards. As the region’s largest living classroom, zoo educators provide enriching and edifying experiences to students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Through engagement with Zoo staff, exhibits and animals during visits, the Zoo empowers all of our guests and especially our youngest guests to protect wildlife and the environment we share.
  • $25 admits 2 students who otherwise couldn’t afford to pay for a class trip to the Zoo.
  • $50 makes it possible for us to welcome 4 students who otherwise couldn’t afford to visit.
  • $375 provides a Zoo experience for a class of 30 students free of charge.
  • $1,500 enables 4 classes of 30 students to visit the Zoo. 

With your donation, you can enable low income classrooms the ability to explore the zoo and all that it has to offer. 

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Support ZooCrew

The Zoo Champions for Restoring Endangered Wildlife (Zoo CREW) Program is an immersive, award-winning youth program created by Philadelphia Zoo. Teens can become conservation ambassadors, gain experience working with animals, and learn (and eventually teach) how to take action and protect animals all over the world through conservation. Since 1996, over 300 students from ages 14 to 18 have participated in ZooCREW, which is proven to be a solid launching platform for educational success, boasting a 100% high school graduation rate and a 96% college matriculation) rate over the past 18 years.

Help enable Philadelphia Zoo's ZooCrew make a difference for wildlife and the environment every day! 

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If you have any questions, please email Damaris South at or call (215)243-5227 for more information.