Zoo Kids Inc. for Educators

ABC’s of Zoo Kids, Inc.

A little more information about Zoo Kids, Inc., (ZKI)

This two-fold program, which is now in its second decade, raises money from individuals and community partners to subsidize Zoo field trips to schools and non-profit organizations serving at-risk or disadvantaged children. Interested in learning more? Please visit our qualifications page and take the eligibility quiz to determine if your school/ organization qualifies for the Zoo Kids, Inc. program.

But, what does the process involve?

After you determine your eligibility, complete an online application (currently closed for 2018-19).  It only takes about 20 minutes, if you know what dates your class/ group would like to visit. ZKI subsidized field trips are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only from late September 2018 through June 2019.

Once you’ve completed and submitted your application, you’ll get an immediate, electronic confirmation from the system and then an email from the Louisville Zoo within 5 business days of receipt.

Calendar dates to mark down

April 30 – August 16 Applications available for 2018 – 2019 academic year.
 August 16 Last day to apply for ZKI funding for 2018 – 2019.
 August 24 Grant awards sent out via email on or by this date.
 September 14 Last day to accept ZKI funding and return Reservation Agreement for subsidized field trips.