Zoo Kids Inc. students at Tapir exhibit

Zoo Kids Inc. for Educators

ABC’s of Zoo Kids, Inc.

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

This two-fold program, now in its second decade, raises money from individuals and community partners to subsidize Zoo field trips for schools and nonprofit 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. It only takes about 20 minutes, if you know what dates your class/ group would like to visit.

Once you’ve completed and submitted your application, you’ll get an immediate, electronic confirmation.


The deadline to apply for the Zoo Kids Inc. 2023-2024 season has expired. We hope to see you next year!

  • Apr. 24, 2023:  Applications begin.
  • Aug. 25, 2023: Application deadline.
  • Sept. 4, 2023: Applicants notified of grant status.
  • Sept. 30, 2023: Deadline for Zoo Kids, Inc. field trip reservations.
  • Fall 2023/ Spring 2024: Zoo Kids, Inc. field trips.