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.

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.

Join the Director’s Circle

Director’s Circle is a NEW leadership giving society that’s making a BIG impact in advancing the Minnesota Zoo’s mission to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife.

Friends of the Minnesota Zoo

Friends of the Minnesota Zoo is an exceptional group of individuals who have taken a leadership role through their commitment to the Zoo.

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.

Play to Save Wildlife

Play to Save Wildlife is a campaign celebrating the opening of Hanifl Family Wild Woods and the nature lover in us all.