Be a Force for Nature

More than a destination, the Minnesota Zoo is a journey into the natural world. From lush grounds to majestic wildlife, the Minnesota Zoo is transformative for both humans and animals alike. A local habitat for human respite, the Zoo is also a catalyst for wildlife conservation across the globe. Your generosity helps keep the Zoo as a natural wonder for generations to come.

Join a Giving Community

You are a Friend of the Zoo when you give a gift at any level that works for you. Donors giving $250+ annually receive the benefits of a Friends Plus membership, providing admission for your household and two free guests each visit.

Friends of the Zoo

By investing $1,000 or more annually to the Zoo, you become a member of the Director’s Circle. You’ll see the impact of your support more closely through special donor activities.

Director’s Circle

Established in 2020, the President’s Club is a group of dedicated supporters helping to sustain the Zoo into the future through annual donations of $10,000 or more.

President’s Club

Special Giving Opportunities

Welcome your favorite critter into your home by sponsoring an animal! With a custom certificate and plush toy, this is a great way to introduce children to helping care for wildlife.

Sponsor an Animal Now

If the Zoo is a special place for your friend or loved one, you can honor them with a gift in their name.

Contact Us to Explore Options

Contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation

We're here to help!

It is important to us that we are able to connect you to the Minnesota Zoo in a meaningful way that aligns with your philanthropic goals. Whether you have a quick question about your support of the Zoo or would like to explore opportunities to expand your giving, we’re here to help you find the right option for you.

Minnesota Zoo Foundation
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124


[email protected]

Access Your Online Account

Create a new username/password, or enter your information if you are a returning user. Resources include updating email, mailing addresses, membership & gift membership purchases, and access to giving history.

Donor Resources

Your support of the Minnesota Zoo provides a window into the natural world, building lasting connections between people and the earth they inhabit. Together, we can care for hundreds of species of animals, conduct local and worldwide conservation efforts, educate about the importance of nature, and protect critical ecosystems. When we build strong connections between people and the natural world, we can save wildlife for generations to come. Explore more ways to give and donor resources here.

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