Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Thank you for considering Sacramento Zoo as a recipient of a memorial or tribute gift in the name of a friend or family member. Memorial and tribute gifts are wonderful ways to honor a loved one while supporting their connection with wildlife.

Brass Pavers
Express yourself with a personalized brass paver at the Zoo for $500. Select a special message and we’ll engrave and install it in our Rare Feline Center courtyard, or the walkway in front of the big cats. Pavers are 2¼” x 7” and support three lines of text with twenty-five characters per line, including spaces.  Pavers make a touching memorial gift or wonderful dedication for birthdays and other special events. They can be placed in the main walkway of Big Cat Row, or in the Rare Feline Courtyard at the 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento Zoo location.  For more information, call (916) 808-8815 or email a Brass Paver question.

Conservation Carousel
A carousel animal sponsorship is a great way to remember or honor  someone special in your life. There is only one animal of each kind available, so don’t wait too long or someone else will sponsor your favorite! Call (916) 808-8815 or visit the Conservation Carousel page for more information and available animals.

Zoo Parents
Celebrate a loved one with a Zoo Parent package from the Sacramento Zoo. Sponsor their favorite zoo animal and we will post their name on our VIP (Very Important Parents) showcase board for one year. Package includes a Certificate of Parenthood and much more! For details, visit our Zoo Parents page or call (916) 808-5888.

Tributes Gifts
Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, new baby, graduation or any special occasion. They also serve as a special expression of sympathy by honoring the memory of a friend or relative. Your gift to the Sacramento Zoo will be acknowledged with a letter letting the recipient or their family know a donation has been made in their honor or memory (amount not disclosed). Honor someone special today! For more information, call (916) 808-8815. 

Pet Memorials
Express your condolences for the loss of a beloved pet by honoring the life of a "best friend." When you make a donation in memory of a pet, your recipient will receive a beautiful personalized card that announces your gift to the Sacramento Zoo. Proceeds are used to enhance animal care at the Sacramento Zoo. Call (916) 808-8815 or give your gift online to support the loss of a beloved pet.

Bench Sponsorships
Pay tribute or homage to a special someone with a commemorative bench at the Sacramento Zoo!  For $2,500, your personal message will be engraved and mounted on the bench for years to come.  Bench plaques can support eight lines of text with forty characters per line, including spaces. Each bench enhances the Zoo and provides a comfortable place for visitors to rest and are made from durable recycled plastic to show our commitment to conservation. For more information call (916) 808-8815 or email with Bench Sponsorship questions.


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