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

  • 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
    • Eight guests per visit (named cardholder must accompany all guests)
  • Invitation to the PNC Festival of Lights Donor Preview Night
  • Invitation to a minimum of three donor appreciation events per year
  • Invitation to new habitat openings
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s Annual Report
  • Tax deduction according to IRS regulations

Donors at $2500+ will receive additional benefits at the discretion of the Development team

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:
  • 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
    • Six guests per visit (named cardholder must accompany all guests)
  • Invitation to the PNC Festival of Lights Donor Preview Night
  • Invitation to a minimum of two donor appreciation events per year
  • Invitation to new habitat openings
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s Annual Report
  • Tax deduction according to IRS regulations
Join Keeper Circle

1875 Founders Circle

You’re invited to join the 1875 Founders Circle as we celebrate our 150th Anniversary in 2025. Since 1875, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been saving species and creating lifelong memories . . . and by working together, we can build a new future.

With three ways to commit, you become part of our most 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.

Join the 1875 Founders Circle

NEW! Exclusive Bourbon – Available ONLY to 1875 Founders Circle Members

A different customized vintage will be produced each of the next 3 years leading up to the 150th anniversary of the Zoo and the completion of the Elephant Trek project. Less than 250 bottles will be produced each year and sold for $49.95 per bottle. This 1875 single barrel will only be available to:

  • 1875 Founders Circle Members (Tier 1)
  • Raffle winners from 1875 Founders Circle (Tier 2 & 3)
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2020 Summer Donor Magazine

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2020 Donor Magazine

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2019 Annual Report

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2019 Fall Donor Magazine

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2019 Spring Donor Magazine

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2018 More Home to Roam Donor Magazine

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2018 Spring Donor Magazine

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2017 Fall Donor Magazine

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2017 Donor Magazine

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