The Sacramento Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution whose mission is to inspire appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation. Read our Donor Bill of Rights to be informed of how we respect your gift to this nonprofit organization.
Make a tax-deductible cash donation and support the Zoo. You can designate where your money goes, or you can let us use your donation where it is needed most.
Memorial & Tribute Gifts
Looking for a unique way to honor a special person or event? The Zoo has several options to display your personalized message for years to come.
Express your condolences for the loss of a beloved pet by honoring the life of a "best friend."
Become a Member
Members receive free admission to the Zoo for a full year and the knowledge that your support helps our everyday operations, projects and animal care.
Are you able to contribute more? Then join our donor club, the Wild Providers, and become one of our most appreciated group of donors with special benefits.
We support conservation efforts and projects around the world, from research to habitat protection and much more. Your donation can make a difference.
Recycle Your eWaste
The Sacramento Zoo has partnered with eWaste4Good. They will pick up your ewaste, properly dispose of it and donate a portion of the proceeds back to the Zoo!
Help ensure the future of the Sacramento Zoo by donating to the Endowment Fund.
Express yourself with a personalized brass paver at the Zoo placed in the Rare Feline Center courtyard, or the walkway in front of the big cats. Pavers make a touching memorial gift or wonderful dedication for birthdays and other special events. Order a Brass Paver online or visit the Memorial & Tributes Gift page for details.
Pay tribute or homage to a special someone with a commemorative bench at the Sacramento Zoo! Your personal message will be engraved and mounted on the bench for years to come. Sponsor a Bench online or visit the Memorial & Tributes Gift page for details.
Vehicle Donation Program
Donate your old car to the Zoo and get a tax break at the same time. Visit our Vehicle Donation page for more information and frequently asked questions.
Biodiversity Center Project
Help transform the traditional Reptile House into a unique Biodiversity Center where the secret worlds of reptiles and amphibians will be revealed alongside other animal groups, including fish, invertebrates and the tiniest of mammals and birds.