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ZOO PALS is a special grant-funded program that provides qualified schools and school-affiliated groups with free admission and free transportation to the Los Angeles Zoo for either a self-directed or docent-guided tour.
The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to post the 2015-2016 ZOO PALS scholarship application. ZOO PALS scholarships will be awarded by a lottery system for the 2015-2016 academic year. All completed scholarship applications/letters (hardcopy only) must be received by the ZOO PALS coordinator no later than Friday, October 23, 2015 – incomplete applications/letters will not be assigned a lottery number. The lottery will be held the week of October 26, 2015 and scholarship recipients will be notified by email the week of November 2, 2015. Each scholarship covers admission for up to 60 students and 6 adults and the cost of ONE school bus.
Click on the link to download and print out a copy of the application. Please read the application instructions carefully. For any questions regarding the ZOO PALS scholarship application or program please email [email protected].
Zoo World Patch Program
Lead by a knowledgeable Zoo docent, the Zoo World Patch Program is a four-hour class for scouts (both girl and boy troops,) which focuses on the workings of the Zoo and its animal collection.
Through digital presentations, hands-on activities, and adventures throughout Zoo grounds, the program takes scouts on an investigative exploration of the Zoo’s plant and animal collection. Children learn about the daily operations of a zoo, as well as zoo careers, animal exhibit development, animal diets, and much more!
Each scout receives a special patch after the completion of the program.
The cost is $18 per scout and includes Zoo admission and a patch. One adult leader may attend free with every 10 scouts; each additional leader is $24. Prices are subject to change.
Due to limited space extra adults and siblings may not attend the program
Scouts must be in second grade or older.
For more information or to register by phone, please call
(323) 644-4702 or email [email protected].
Each class date is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
While visiting the zoo you may encounter one of our friendly Zoo Educators. They have a passion for animals and love to share their knowledge about them. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have as you explore the zoo.
Biological Sciences / Zoo Magnet
This program, established in 1981, is located adjacent to the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park and is ten minutes by shuttle bus from the North Hollywood High School main campus. Students have the opportunity to excel in a highly academic curriculum with emphasis on animal studies and biological sciences, while observing and conducting research at the zoo facilities and in the nearby park and museums.
Students from anywhere in the Los Angeles Unified School District can enroll in the magnet program. For further information, and to find out the documents necessary to enroll a student in North Hollywood High School, please call the school at (818) 753-6292.