FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance information for zoo field trips

ELIGIBILITY

 

Woodland Park Zoo offers two financial assistance options, School-to-Zoo Levy Funding and Community Access Program (CAP) for field trips. Please review the eligibility requirements for both options since some schools/groups may be eligible for either option. When submitting your Field Trip Registration Form, please make a note as to which funding option you are requesting.

Financial Assistance Options

Option 1: School-to-Zoo Levy

King County Schools

Offered: September - June

Thanks to the 2019 King County Parks Levy renewal, we are able to offer School-to-Zoo levy funding to eligible schools within King County.

Eligibility

  • Schools (PreK-12th) in King County with 30% or more of their students receiving free or reduced-rate lunches, or a comparable level of scholarship per OSPI.
  • Seattle Preschool Programs, Early Head Start, Head Start and ECEAP in King County.
  • Private schools in King County with 30% or more of their students on scholarship (documentation must be submitted to WPZ).

Qualifying Groups Receive

  • Free admission for all students
  • Free admission for 1 adult chaperone (educators and parents/guardians) for every 4 students.
    Admission for chaperones beyond the 1:4 ratio must be paid by the school in a single transaction.
    ($6.75 September – March, $9.50, April)
    Note: Please do not include 1:1 aids/para-educators in your chaperone count. 1:1 aids, etc. always recieve free admission.
  • Free parking (bus and/or cars)
  • Bus reimbursement subsidy

When submitting your Field Trip Registration Form, please include in the note section that you would like School-to-Zoo levy funding.



Option 2: Community Access Program (CAP)

Washington State Schools

Offered: All Year

Woodland Park Zoo’s Community Access Program (CAP) is dedicated to making the zoo more accessible to low-income, at-risk or underserved children and families in our shared community.
In order to receive this funding, groups must submit written documentation of how the visit will support their learning goals at the time of registration.

Eligibility

  • Schools (PreK-12th) in Washington state with 30% or more of their students receiving free or reduced-rate lunches, or a comparable level of scholarship per OSPI.
  • Seattle Preschool Program, Early Head Start, Head Start and ECEAP in Washington state.
  • Private schools in Washington state with 30% or more of their students on scholarship (documentation must be submitted to WPZ).

Qualifying Groups Receive

  • Free admission for all students
  • Free admission for all chaperones (educators and parents/guardians)
    Note: Please do not include 1:1 aids/para-educators in your chaperone count. 1:1 aids, etc. always recieve free admission.

When submitting your Field Trip Registration Form, please include in the note section that you would like CAP funding.

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The zoo will close early at 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26, 2020.