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.
Share the Care Program
Adopt-an-Animal and support YOUR Zoo!
Furry, feathery or hairy…claws, paws, beaks or scales?
The ADOPT program offers animal lovers the opportunity to help the Washington Park Zoo and create a special bond with the animals.
All animals in the Zoo collection are available to ADOPT and all of the funds raised through our Adopt an Animal program support a variety of projects, including habitat improvement, animal enrichment, and training.
Adopting an animal makes a unique gift, perfect for any birthday, holiday, special occasion or commemoration. Give the perfect present to the person who has everything! Sponsorships are also great for office and club support causes.
All gifts are tax deductible through the Michgian City Zoological Society, the zoo's non-profit support organization.
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.
$125 Special "Share the Care" Classroom Sponsorship
Your classroom will receive. :
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.