Become a Friend of the Minnesota Zoo.

Ways To Give
Friends Benefits

With gratitude for your support, the Minnesota Zoo Foundation offers a number of exclusive benefits for Friends.

2017-2018 Friends Events

For more information, contact Shannon Rhatigan at 952.431.9447 or

We are for the big and the small

From the mighty bison to the tiniest baby African penguin, if you love the Minnesota Zoo and the creatures that live here, consider becoming a Friend of the Minnesota Zoo with a gift of $50 or more.

We are for the ferocious and the adorable

From the fierce Grizzly bear to the cuddly Red Panda, your gift of $50 or more to the Zoo Fund, will support the core operations of the Zoo, including animal care, conservation initiatives, and education programs.

We are for protecting those in need wherever they roam

Gifts from Friends also help fund the Minnesota Zoo’s work to save species from extinction in Minnesota and around the world.

We are for the curious and the wild at heart

Friends make it possible for the Zoo to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife.

Be a Hero for Wildlife.