Zoo Kids Inc. students at Tapir exhibit

Zoo Kids Inc. for Educators

Applications for Spring 2022 Zoo Kids, Inc. field trips will be available August 16 through November 2, 2021. There will not be any funding available for Fall 2021 field trips.


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 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. 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.


Aug. 16, 2021- Zoo Kids, Inc. application available on-line.

Nov. 2, 2021- Application deadline.

Nov. 11, 2021- Applicants notified of grant status.

Jan. 7, 2022- Reservation link sent to grant recipients.

Jan. 28, 2022- Deadline for Zoo Kids, Inc. field trip reservations.

Spring 2022- Zoo Kids, Inc. field trips.