Spring Break Camp Scholarships

The Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium is offering an exciting experience for a select number of Kansas City’s children. Throughout the year, the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium will make a limited amount of scholarships available for children to participate in some of the zoo’s programming.  All scholarships will subsidize up to 90% of the program fee; awardees will be required to pay the remaining balance.

The Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium awards scholarships to families and individuals based on their financial need and available space.  Below are the guidelines:

  • Scholarships are available for children between the ages of 5-12.
  • Only submit one application for all individuals within the same family.
  • Spring Scholarship applications must be submitted online by Friday, December 8, 2023 to be considered.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • All scholarships may be subsidized up to 90% of the program fee; awardees will be required to pay the remaining balance.  This percentage is based off the non-FOTZ member program pricing.
  • All applicants will be notified via email of their status by Monday, December 20, 2023.  Please do not email or phone about the status of your application.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, your application will constitute as your camp registration. An online payment link will be sent. The remaining balance must be paid by Monday, January 15, 2024.
  • If you are awarded Winter Break Camp 2023 or Spring Break Camp 2024 Scholarship, priority will be given to other applicants with regards to Summer Camp 2024 scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded by the following prioritized criteria: Space Availability, Prior Scholarship Receipt, level of Financial Need, and by the Date the application is received.  Please send:

  • Documentation of eligibility/participation in free and reduced lunch program or other government assistance MUST be attached to your online application.
  • If you do not have these item(s), we still encourage you to apply!

Scholarships are available for our Spring Break Camps ONLY :

  • Scholarships are NOT available for Single Day camps.
  • The Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium will provide daily lunches.
  • Parents are responsible for sending 2 daily snacks for this program. If your child has special dietary needs, we highly suggest you pack snacks and a lunch daily.

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