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
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.
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 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.
Friends of the Minnesota Zoo
Donors of $250 or more receive benefits including a Friends Plus membership and invitations to Friends-only events.
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.