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African Plains Guests

Community Access Program

Philadelphia Zoo’s Community Access Program (CAP) provides free admission to  students in kindergarten through 6th grade from Title I public and charter schools (with 50% or more of the students receiving free or reduced-priced lunches)  from September 1 through October 30. CAP trips are only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The Zoo will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays after Labor Day.

How to Apply

Confirm that your group is eligible for this program

Eligible groups must be in grades K-6 from a Title I school with 50% or more of the students receiving free or reduced lunch

Complete the CAP application form below.

Make sure you have confirmed the availability of your date with your school district, bus company, etc. prior to registering, as there is a $25 rescheduling fee and we may not be able to accommodate your rescheduled dates.

Confirmation of Trip

The Zoo is only able to host a small number of Community Access Program trips in the fall of 2021. After completion of the application form, a Zoo representative will contact you to confirm your visit. If you do not receive confirmation from the Zoo of your trip, we are not able to accommodate your trip this year. We do plan to reopen the program in the Spring of 2022. Thank you for understanding.

Community Access Program Field Trip Registration