Andrew Erkenbrecher Society

In honor of the Zoo’s founder, the Andrew Erkenbrecher Society was created to recognize our dedicated and visionary donors who give $1,000 or more annually to support the mission of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. This distinguished membership includes all the benefits of a Platinum level membership plus exclusive benefits. We invite you to join the Andrew Erkenbrecher Society today!

Donor Club Benefits Include:

AES Curator: $1000 - $2499

  • Platinum-level family membership, including:
    • Unlimited free entry for two names adults and children in the same household or grandchildren under 18 (limit 8)
    • FREE parking for one vehicle per adult, per day
    • Unlimited rides on the Zoo Train and Carousel
    • Early entry to the Zoo (mid March through October)
    • Free or discounted admission to over 100 other zoos and aquariums
    • Two half-price guests each visit
    • Discounts on Zoo education classes, camps and lectures
    • Four guests per visit (named cardholder must accompany all guests)
  • Invitation to Springtime VIP event
  • Eight guests per visit (named cardholder must accompany all guests)
  • Monthly Behind the Scenes (BTS) drawing: Opt in for a chance to win a BTS with an Animal Curator
  • Invitation to the Donor Festival of Lights Preview Night
  • Invitation to at least two Donor Club appreciation events per year
  • Invitation to new habitat openings
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s Annual Report
  • Subscription to the Zoo’s Donor Magazine (during active membership cycle)
  • Tax deduction according to IRS regulations

AES Explorer: $2500 - $4999

All benefits of an AES Curator, plus:

  • One complimentary private VIP tour for up to four people*

AES Director: $5000 - $9999

All benefits of an AES Explorer, plus:

Invitation to special event with Zoo Director, Thane Maynard

AES President: $10,000+

All benefits of an AES Director, plus:

Exclusive adventure with Zoo Director, Thane Maynard

Donor Club level memberships are valid for two adults and children 18 and under at one household. Grandchildren 18 and under may also be included.

Join the Andrew Erkenbrecher Society

Keeper Circle

Explore the Keeper Circle, a unique opportunity to support your Zoo with an annual charitable gift between $500 and $999 and enjoy exclusive benefits! Maintain all the benefits of a Platinum level membership plus exclusive benefits. Become a Keeper Circle Donor Club member today!

Donor Club Benefits:

  • Platinum-level family membership, including:
    • Unlimited free entry for two names adults and children in the same household or grandchildren under 18 (limit 8)
    • FREE parking for one vehicle per adult, per day
    • Unlimited rides on the Zoo Train and Carousel
    • Early entry to the Zoo (mid March through October)
    • Free or discounted admission to over 100 other zoos and aquariums
    • Two half-price guests each visit
    • Discounts on Zoo education classes, camps and lectures
    • Four guests per visit (named cardholder must accompany all guests)
  • Monthly Behind the Scenes (BTS) drawing: Opt in for a chance to win a BTS with an Animal Curator
  • Invitation to the Donor Festival of Lights Preview Night
  • Invitation to at least two Donor Club appreciation events per year
  • Invitation to new habitat openings
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s Annual Report
  • Subscription to the Zoo’s Donor Magazine (during active membership cycle)
  • Tax deduction according to IRS regulations
Join Keeper Circle

1875 Founders Circle

In 2025, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden turns 150 years old! As we look to the future, we’re excited for our next chapter, More Home to Roam. A bold and achievable $150 million campaign that will dramatically enhance animal habitats at our Zoo and greatly improve the visitor experience. More Home to Roam will inspire guests for generations to come, all while providing better homes for our animals and a better Zoo for our community.

Our newest donor club, 1875 Founders Circle celebrates the year the Cincinnati Zoo joined our community and those that have led the way since our gates opened.

By making a gift of $1875 for three years, you will be in on the ground floor of our most monumental, innovative and future-focused capital expansion to date. With your support we can do even more to care for our animals and inspire future generations to take positive action for the world around us.

By joining, you will be among the first to know of new developments and understand fully the impact of our region’s top-rated family attraction and community cornerstone. Those engaged in the 1875 Founders Circle will feel as though they are part of the most exciting and meaningful project in our Zoo’s history!

Join the 1875 Founders Circle

Donor Magazines

2018 More Home to Roam Donor Magazine

Click here, or the image above, to read the 2018 More Home to Roam Donor Magazine.

2018 Spring Donor Magazine

Click here, or the image above, to read the 2018 Spring Donor Magazine.

2017 Fall Donor Magazine

Click here, or the image above, to read the 2017 Fall Donor Magazine.

2017 Donor Magazine

Click here, or the image above, to read the 2017 Donor Magazine.

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