Education Program Scholarships

The Sacramento Zoo strives to provide an outdoor educational experience to children of all ages regardless of their economic level. We offer many ways for children to foster an understanding and appreciation of wildlife through ZooMobiles which bring the zoo to your classroom and summer camp. In an effort to continue to reach this goal, we are proudly offering grants to qualifying schools and families to allow them to experience the zoo.

Summer Camp Scholarships
The Sacramento Zoo offers a summer camp scholarship fund to help families send their children to the zoo for a fun-filled camp class. This scholarship has been made available through generous donations from families that attend our summer camp. If you would like to apply for a summer camp scholarship download the application and email it to the Education Department of the Sacramento Zoo.

We offer a partial scholarship per child depending on the financial need of the family. All applications are taken under consideration and information listed is kept strictly confidential.

ZooMobile Scholarships
Thanks to a generous grant from the Lions Club, River Cats and individual donations, we can provide ZooMobile programs to low income or Title 1 schools. Applicants may only apply for one ZooMobile scholarship.

River Cats ZooMobile Scholarship Application – Title 1 schools only
ZooMobile Scholarship Application  – Low income and Title 1 schools and organizations.

Field Trip And Group Visit Scholarship
Thanks to generous donations, we were able to offer scholarships for 10 schools in 2017. When additional scholarships become available, the application will be posted here.

Wells Fargo Wednesday School Group Scholarships
Each month on the first Wednesday, Wells Fargo sponsors a school classroom to come to the zoo, by covering the cost of entrance for up to 35 children. Schools located in the Broderick, Del Paso, Meadowview and Oak Park neighborhoods will have first priority to the scholarship. School Group Scholarship Application