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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 April 30.

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. Consider scheduling your trip Monday through Wednesday, as they often have the most availability.

Check confirmation email.

You will receive confirmation email upon completing the application confirming your application has been received. Within one week, you will receive email confirmation of your scheduled field trip day. If you do not receive confirmation of your date within one week, please contact

Community Access Program Field Trip Registration