The National Park Service has created several opportunities for free or reduced price tickets to both schools and community groups.
Community Access Ticket Program: Approximately 5,000 tickets annually are provided to community organizations through the Community Access Ticket Service. Ticket requests must be made directly to CATS if you meet the selection criteria.
Alcatraz Uncovered: This inquiry-based education program is designed for San Francisco schools that have a high percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunches. The program consists of pre-site activities, classroom presentations by National Park representatives, the field programs, and post-site activities. For more information about this program see https://www.nps.gov/goga/forteachers/index.htm.
Alcatraz School Access Ticket Program: Tickets for self-guided field trips are also available to public schools that have a high percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunches, and private schools with a high percentage of scholarship recipients. Tickets are available by application only for visits between November and May, excluding holidays. Applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year are now open. Please read the additional program information below, then click here to apply.