General Donations

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


John in Africa

John the lion interacting with visitors in Africa!

Help us bring Africa to Cincinnati!  Phases I, II, III & IV of the Africa exhibit are now open! We still need to raise more than $7 million dollars to complete the project.  The final phase, the hippo exhibit, is scheduled to open in summer 2015. 

Donate to Africa


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.


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 elephants, penguins, rhinos and sea lions! 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.

Print for a Purpose

printforpurposeUsing Print for a Purpose to create your personalized greeting cards, postcards, posters, canvas prints, wall clings, and eCards is an easy way you can help the Zoo. You can upload your own photos or choose from over 100 amazing photos from the Zoo. 25% of each purchase will go directly to help the Zoo!

Polar Bear Challenge

A team of researchers led by CREW Director, Dr. Terri Roth, are racing against the clock to save the polar bear.

Learn More on how to help out with  Polar Bear Challenge.


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