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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Give someone the joy of a Friends Plus membership

With a $250 donation, you can gift a friend or loved one the enjoyable benefits of a Friends Plus membership! In addition to all the fun a membership provides, you can both feel good knowing that your donation will be used to help the Minnesota Zoo Foundation support the Minnesota Zoo's mission of connecting people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife.

Your gift recipient will receive a package explaining their membership benefits, which include:
- Membership cards that cover two adults living at the same address, along with their dependent children or grandchildren ages 21 or under
- Two free guests with each visit
- Free parking
- Invitations to Friends-only events throughout the year

For more information on Friends Plus benefits, including upcoming events, please click here.


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The Minnesota Zoo Foundation is committed to responsible financial management and stewardship of gifts. The Board of Trustees and staff work together to ensure that all financial matters are addressed with care and integrity, and in the best interest of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. As recommended by best practices within the non-profit community, the Foundation makes the following documents available in electronic and paper format to promote transparency and openness in its activities within the public domain. Please contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation office 952-431-9237 for further information.