Why make a donation?

The Minnesota Zoo is devoted to becoming a state, national, and international leader in wildlife conservation and environmental education. Your gift will contribute to these efforts as well as enhance your Zoo experience.  Explore the many giving opportunities listed below or contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at donations@mnzoo.org  or 952.431.9237.

Annual Fund

The Annual 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.

Donor Circles

Our donors deserve special recognition for the role they play in fulfilling the Zoo’s mission to connect people, animals, and the natural world, which is why we created Friends of the Minnesota Zoo and the Keepers’ Club.

Planned Giving

The Minnesota Zoo’s Circle of Life Society recognizes and honors donors who have made gifts of future support to the Minnesota Zoo.