General Donations

To allow us to use your donation in the most needed areas Donate to the Zoo

Gorilla World Expansion Project

2015-11-05 Zoo Elle Mona Gladys 1546The Gorilla World expansion project will have three major components: 1) A spacious new indoor gorilla habitat to allow visitors year-round viewing; 2) New state-of-the-art, off-exhibit holding facilities; and 3) An observation platform for our visitors and for use by the Zoo’s Group Sales department as an event venue.

Click here for more information on the Gorilla World expansion project.

To contribute to the expansion:  Click here to make a donation online, or call Reba George Dysart, Director of Development, at 513.487.3442.

Give a Tribute Gift

A gift can be made as a tribute to honor or remember a family member, loved one or friend.

Give a Tribute Gift

A NEW (and EASY) Way to Give!

For as little as $5 a month (the equivalent of one fancy coffee!), you can join a group of dedicated supporters committed to making an ongoing, monthly contribution. Learn More Here

Erkenbrecher Society & Keeper Circle

Before making your donation, learn more about our Andrew Erkenbrecher Society and Keeper Circle to see if your charitable contribution entitles you to increased member benefits.

Pave the Way

Put your “footprint” on the Zoo’s entry by purchasing a commemorative brick to be placed along the pathway into the Zoo. Learn more.

Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW)

crewlogoThe Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) was the first of its kind, state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to saving endangered plants and animals from extinction.

Donate to CREW

Behind the Scenes Experiences

Choose from experiences with sloth, wallabies, rhinos and giraffes! A portion of each Behind-the-Scenes Experience is tax-deductible. Learn More Here


Purchase Animal Art

Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? Let our rhinos and elephants make art for you.

Learn More about the Zoo’s Artist.

Planned Giving - Leave a Legacy

Name the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in your will/estate or gather more information on making a planned gift to the Zoo. Call the Zoo’s Development Department at (513) 569-8218.

Learn more about leaving a legacy to the Cincinnati Zoo.


Commemorative Brick

Purchase a commemorative brick to help pave our Vine Street Entry Village.


Purchase a Commemorative Brick