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.

SCHOOL-TO-ZOO LEVY FUNDING

 

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.

If your school qualifies, we will automatically apply School-to-Zoo levy funding when we process your registration form.

 

Eligible Schools

  • Schools (PreK – 12) within 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 within King County.
  • Private schools within 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 for every 4 students. Extra chaperones beyond the 1:4 ratio must be paid by the school in a single transaction. ($6.75 September – March, $9.50, April)
    Please note: the minimum required ratio is 1:6.
  • Free parking (bus and/or cars)
  • Bus reimbursement subsidy

COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM

 

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.

 

Eligible Schools

  • Schools (PreK – 12) within 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 Programs, Early Head Start, Head Start and ECEAP groups within Washington State.
  • Private schools within 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