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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). Due to high volume, we are temporarily pausing new Community Access Program applications for the Fall 2022 season. If you are interested in booking for the Spring 2023 season, applications will go live in late January. Please check back here for further updates.

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 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 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 each season. 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. Thank you for understanding.