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