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Group Chimposiums are conducted Monday through Friday for prearranged student, tour, senior citizen and other groups with 20 to 40 participants. Reservations for fewer than 20 will be considered on a case by case basis. Call us and we will see what we can do for you!
Reserve your Group Chimposium by calling Lynn Whitacre at (509) 963-2243, weekdays between 9:00am and 4:30pm. Due to staff schedules, please book Weekday Chimposiums at least two weeks in advance.
You can schedule a Group Chimposium Monday through Friday at one of the following times:
Dates and times are subject to availability.
Group Chimposiums follow the tuition schedule below:
Prices are subject to change.
We must receive tuition for all attendees, including chaperones, teachers, bus drivers and infants.
We may require a $50.00 deposit at the time you reserve your Group Chimposium. This deposit will be applied to the cost of your tuition. Your deposit is fully refundable if you cancel you Group Chimposium one week or longer before your scheduled date. We cannot refund your deposit if you cancel your Group Chimposium with less than one week's notice.
We can accept cash, check, credit cards, or purchase orders for the cancellation fee and for tuition fees. Chimposium tuition payment needs to be in one transaction. Time restraints do not allow individual fees to be collected upon arrival.
CWU provides a campus map that includes parking lots. They are represented in grey on the map.
The closest parking for individual cars is available in the lot across the street to the south of CHCI. (Lot P-8 on the map). Additional parking is available on the opposite corner to the southwest of CHCI (Lot 0-5 on the map) and in lot S-10 behind the psychology building to the northwest of CHCI.
Parking in these lots is limited during Central Washington University’s school year. Individual car parking permits are $3.00 each for weekday parking. Parking on the weekends is free.
Parking is not available in the back of our building, with the exception of guests with valid disabled parking placard or license plate, or senior citizen bus groups. Please call Lynn Whitacre at (509) 963-2243 for more information about parking for guests with disabilities.
We ask that if buses drop off guests behind our building, that the guests stay away from the chimpanzee's out door enclosures as it may distress the chimpanzees to have guests in view.
Heading east on Dean Nicholson Boulevard turn left on Walnut Street. Turn left again just after the Psychology Building and parking lot S-10 onto an unmarked street (you will be turning into Wahle Apartments). Follow that road until it T’s with another unmarked toad. Stop at the T; you will be in front of a large ROTC sign. Drop off the guests here, They will walk south down the gravel road and then follow the sidewalk to the front door of CHCI.
The Google map below identifies this drop off location.
After you have dropped of the guests, turn right on the unmarked road. Follow the gravel road as it winds around the Wahle Apartments to the northeast. The road will end at parking lot X-12, which is free for bus parking on weekdays and weekends, and the preferred lot for buses..
If lot X-12 is full. Turn left from lot X-12 onto 18th street. Turn left on D street. Parking lot V7 is located on the left, and is also free. Finally, additional bus parking is available in lot X-22, on the northeast corner of the campus, at the corner of Alder and 18th streets.