How We Support the Milwaukee County Zoo

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo work in partnership to ensure our community has access to a world-class zoo.

Central to the mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is supporting the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Society offers support through funds, programs and services. Financial support from the Society helps the Zoo in its day-to-day operations in addition to capital support for major projects resulting in clean, safe, environmentally accurate habitats for the animals and an incredible zoo experience for visitors of all ages.

The Zoological Society’s education and conservation departments not only support the Society’s mission, they also support the Zoo’s mission and their Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accreditation. The Society’s third level of support to the Zoo comes in the form of covering the cost of maintaining and creating educational and informative signs and graphics at the Zoo, creating brochures and other promotional materials, and coordinating hundreds of volunteers who provide 50,000 hours of free service to the Zoo.

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Ways to Help the Society in Our Mission

There are several ways that you can help the Society in our mission of conservation of wildlife and the environment, providing engaging and fun education for our community, and supporting the Milwaukee County Zoo in being the best it can be! We encourage you to learn more about who we are and spend some time at the Zoo to see what we’re all about. There are many ways to support our mission from making a donation to volunteering and everything in between!

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Individual, Foundation or Corporate Donations

We understand that generosity can come in all forms, from all types of groups! We have had the privilege of working with individual contributors, foundations and corporations. If you, your organization, or your company are looking to work with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee on our mission to conserve, educate, and support the Zoo, we’ve got resources to help you plan your donation!

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Join Our Zoo Pride Volunteer Community

Help us connect with 1.3 million annual visitors and share your passion and enthusiasm for the Zoo through Zoo Pride, our volunteer program. Whether you prefer preparing classroom materials, promoting conservation projects, answering questions at exhibits, assisting in the office or helping our events run smoothly, we have an opportunity for you! We also offer short-term opportunities for event volunteers and high school education assistants.

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Ready to Make a Personal Donation?

Every financial gift goes toward our mission to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. Your gift will help animals and people here in Milwaukee and around the world. You can make an online donation today or call 414-918-6155 to speak to one of our donor specialists.

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The Zoological Society offers gift cards in any amount. Our gift cards can be used towards a Zoo Pass, tickets to a Zoological Society event, fees for Zoo Classes & Camps, or even animal sponsorships! To speak to one of our team members, call 414-258-2333.

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