Make a donation. Make a difference.

Each and every day, the Houston Zoo provides memorable experiences that connect people with nature and inspire them to protect animals in their own backyards and around the world.

As a non-profit, charitable organization, we rely on generous community support to make our work possible.

Every gift, large or small, supports the Zoo’s mission: To provide a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.

Thank you for partnering with us to create a brighter future for wildlife and wild places across the globe.


Why support the Houston Zoo?

As the only non-profit, privately funded zoological park in the Texas Gulf Coast area, the Houston Zoo relies on guests, members, and donors to provide annual operating, program, and capital support. Donors play a crucial role in the success of the Houston Zoo’s education and animal care programs, global field projects, and local conservation initiatives.

By supporting the Houston Zoo, you support one of the most important and effective cultural, educational, and conservation organizations in the region. The Zoo has touched and changed millions of lives through its programs, school and family activities, events, and outreach efforts. We have gained international respect with our reputation for conservation and research work with endangered species.


See what your gift can do…


could provide a weeks worth of bugs for our Attwater’s Prairie chicks


could help provide a day’s worth of fresh fish for our sea lions


could allow us to bring the Zoo to one Houston area classroom with our ZooMobile program


could provide a day’s worth of hay for our elephants


could provide a week’s worth of grub for 10 chimpanzees


could provide our animals with milk, cereal, peanut butter and other specialty items for a week

Please see our IRS Form 990 for additional information.


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