Why make a donation?

The Minnesota Zoo is changing lives—both animal and human—every day.  Please join us with your gift today!  Contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at [email protected]  or 952.431.9237 with any questions.

Ways to Give

Monthly—via bank account
Monthly– via credit card
By Mail
Stock Gifts
Gifts In Kind
Name the Zoo in your Will 


Zoo Fund

The Zoo Fund is a vital source of funding for all of these things and more, including animal care, conservation and education programs, keeper salaries, and so much more.

Director’s Circle

Donors of $1,000 or more join the Director’s Circle and enjoy exclusive events, reserved parking, and more!

Tributes and Memorials

Honor your loved one with a gift to the Minnesota Zoo. On-site plaques are available at some donation levels.

Animal Sponsorship

Animal Sponsorships are the perfect gift for the animal lover who has everything. They’re also a great project for clubs, troops, and classrooms. Proceeds go directly to the Zoo’s animal food budget.

Circle of Life

Provide for the future of the Zoo by naming the Zoo in your will, designating the Zoo as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, or setting up a charitable gift annuity.