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Community Access Program

Philadelphia Zoo’s Community Access Program (CAP) provides free admission to students in kindergarten through 12th grade from Title I public and charter schools (with 50% or more of the students receiving free or reduced-priced lunches).

The application will be available for our Fall 2023 Season in late August or early September. The application will allow you to reserve between 25-120 free student tickets per school, depending on free ticket availability at the time of review. Additional students in excess of the allotted 120 per school or for trips requested after we have reached capacity will qualify for our reduced rate of $7.00 per student.

How to Apply

Confirm that your group is eligible for this program

Eligible groups must be in grades K-12 from a Title I school with 50% or more of the students receiving free or reduced lunch.

Complete the CAP form when applications open

Make sure you have confirmed the availability of your date with your school district, bus company, etc. prior to registering, as we may not be able to accommodate your rescheduled dates. CAP dates for the Spring 2023 Season include:

• March 2nd to March 10th: Thursday-Friday (At Capacity for Free Student Tickets)
• March 13th to March 31st: Monday-Friday (At Capacity for Free Student Tickets)
• April 17th to April 28th: Monday-Friday (At Capacity for Free Student Tickets)
• May 1st to May 10th: Monday-Wednesday (At Capacity for Free Student Tickets)

Confirmation of Trip

The Zoo is only able to host a small number of Community Access Program trips each season. After completion of the application form, a Zoo representative will contact you regarding your visit within five business days. Thank you for understanding.