There are numerous ways to get involved at the zoo. Everything from donations, to volunteering, to "adopting" an animal.
Your gift to the Washington Park Zoo will have a significant impact on our programs, facilities and projects. We invite you to be a part of a generous community with the commitment and foresight to join the Zoo's vision for the future. Contribution can also be given to create a lasting tribute for your family, your company or foundation, or a loved one.
Donations and financial support are particularly important to the Washington Park Zoo as we are a non-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Every dollar helps! Thank you for your generous contributions – For more information contact us at 219-873-1510.
Share the Care Program
The Share the Care Program aids in the funding for animal upkeep, animal enrichment and exhibit enhancement. A trained and dedicated staff provides the best care possible through a commitment to the health and well being of the animals.
The zoo staff is deeply committed to all aspects of animal care and welfare. Unfortunately, due to budget restraints we must rely on the generosity of others. With more than 200 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians to feed and care for, our Share the Care Program assists in providing animals with exceptional benefits. When you sponsor an animal, your gift goes directly to help support exhibit enhancement and enrichment items. By participating in this wonderful program you will be helping to enrich the lives of the animals in the zoo collection! Any of the animals at the Washington Park Zoo can be sponsored.
As a member in our Share the Care family, and when you visit the zoo you'll see the rewards of your efforts. Show your support for the Washington Park Zoo by purchasing a Share the Care animal package. Choose the level and make a donation to Share the Care and you will be helping to provide expert care for your favorite animals for one full year. All gifts are tax deductible through the Michgian City Zoological Society, the zoo's non-profit support organization.
All proceeds go directly to the WPZ Share the Care Fund. You will received a package good for one year at the donation level you choose.
1. Animal sponsors are good for one year and are renewable.
2. Due to popularity, some animals may be sponsored by many people.
3. No ownership rights are transferred by sponsoring an animal.
Make your gift today!
A Share the Care sponsorship makes a gret gift for any time of year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanza! You'll learn more about your animal from the information and gifts you'll recieve.
Anyone can Share the Care, individuals, families, school or scout groups, businesses, clubs and sports teams. Now you can help care the zoo's animals by giving a donation; it is both rewarding and fun.
$125 Special "Share the Care" Classroom Sponsorship
Your classroom will recieve:
Your name on our recognition board
One personalized certificate
One fact sheet about your animal
One 8" x 10" color photo of your animal
One plush animal
Zoo pencils for your students (limit 30)
15 minute zoo keeper presentation during class field trip (zoo admission not included/limit 30 students/must be scheduled 4 weeks in advance), call for reservation 219.873.1510
For questions or more information on our Share the Care program, please contact the zoo at 219-873-1510.