Membership at the Sacramento Zoo is one of the best family investments you can make! It starts with free admission to the zoo for a full year and continues with special events, discounts and more. Individual and Family memberships available.
Sponsor an animal and support the Zoo! Zoo Parents receive a personalized certificate, animal fact sheet, decal and are listed on our VIP (Very Important Parents) showcase in the Zoo. Levels range from $25 to $500 with a variety of benefits and you can sponsor any species of animal at the Zoo.
Are you willing to contribute more? Then join our donor club, the Wild Providers, and become one of our most appreciated group of major donors with special benefits.
Ways to Give
Find out about all the other ways to give to the Zoo including Planned Giving, Honor/Memorial opportunities, Bench Sponsorships, In-Kind donations, vehicle donation program, matching gifts and much more!
- Planned Giving – Leave a legacy that will make a difference at the Zoo.
- Corporate Matching Gift - Your employer may match your cash donation or Membership fees!
- Memorial & Tribute Gifts – Commemorate a loved one with a personalized plaque, bench or any of our other options.
- In-Kind – Donate the gift of stuff! In-kind donations can be anything from printers to cars. See what we need!
Join more than 1,200 dedicated individuals that help the Zoo each year in a wide variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from working special events, being a Keeper Aid, summer camp counselors, Docent educators, garden volunteers and much more!
Have you ever wanted to work in a zoo? Then read through our career resources for great advice and information on working for a zoo. Current job openings are also listed.
Travel the world with the Zoo! We have had organized trips to Costa Rica, Kenya, and even around California. Zoo Treks are open to everyone so see what is coming up next.
The Sacramento Zoo partners with corporate fundraising programs such as Escrip and Entertainment Book.
Now open, this handcrafted wooden carousel features 32 lifelike animals; some are endangered, all are children's favorites. Each carousel animal is carved from wood, then hand-painted to create a truly unique piece. Sponsorships are available.
Small Wonders Project
Help us renovate an older exhibit, bring in six new species of animals and allow us to focus on a biodiversity hotspot of East African in the new Small Wonders project.