Donate to the Zoo Foundation

The Minnesota Zoo Foundation is devoted to supporting the Minnesota Zoo's mission of connecting people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. Your gift will contribute to these efforts and make a positive impact on the Zoo.

Explore the many giving opportunities in the drop-down below. If you have a specific interest, please contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at [email protected] or 952.431.9237.

If you would like to make a donation by mail, please send your gift to:
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124


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Help Restore Native Freshwater Mussels in Minnesota's Rivers

Mussels are tough little filter feeding animals that are critical to a healthy ecosystem. They filter water and stabilize riverbeds (much like a freshwater coral reef) and improve fish habitat. In Minnesota, 25 of our 48 native mussel species are listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern. The Minnesota Zoo is working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to help mussel populations by rearing mussels for release into the wild. Your donation to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation will help support this important work.




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