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Zoological Commissioners

Pam Mason, Chairperson (Clay County)

Dan Tarwater III (Jackson County)

Mark McHenry, Treasurer (KC Parks and Recreation Representative)

Ray Brock (Clay County)

Kevin Pistilli (Jackson County) 

Tim Kristl

Randy Wisthoff (Zoo Representative)

 

Jackson and Clay County, Missouri Residents; Thank you for supporting the Zoo through the Zoological Tax District 

All residents of Jackson and Clay Counties receive discounted Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) memberships which include discounts on special events, educational programs, camps and classes. FOTZ membership for residents of Jackson and Clay Counties are amazing affordable friendly fun. The membership discount benefit starts today!

Residents of Jackson and Clay Counties, with proof of residency receive discounted daily admission to the Zoo.  These prices are $5.50 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and $4.50 for children ages 3-11

The Kansas City Zoo mails free admission opportunities via the Postcard to Adventure Program. This program allow residents to visit four times a year for free.  Find out more

Jackson and Clay County residents also have a dedicated “Zoomobile,” one per county, which will bring zoological experiences into the schools, libraries and community centers and other public events in Jackson and Clay Counties. Reservations can be made at least 4 weeks ahead of time for your Zoomobile experience.  One session per year is free; added bookings will be at our regular fees. 816.595.1765 or education@fotzkc.org

Each classroom in Jackson and Clay County will receive free admission when making an advanced reservation to visit the Kansas City Zoo. 816.595.1765 or education@fotzkc.org.

Each school district in Jackson and Clay Counties will receive fully sponsored field trips, including bus transportation stipends, for 2nd, 4th and secondary grades.  In addition, those grades will receive free ZooEd programming starting with 2nd grade, both at the Zoo and in their classrooms. Until 4th and secondary grade program curriculum is developed, they may request one of any of our existing grade-level zoomobile programs to come out to their school.  816.595.1765 or education@fotzkc.org.

 

 

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