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Many Ways to Give

There are almost as many ways to help the Houston Zoo as there are animals waiting to see you. Find out more about the totally WILD ways you can support your Houston Zoo!


The Houston Zoo Fund

The Houston Zoo Fund provides crucial, unrestricted dollars to deliver general support of our animal care, education programs, and wildlife conservation efforts. As a non-profit organization, the Zoo depends on contributions from donors like you to help ensure continued success so that we may deliver the best possible Zoo to our region.


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Adopt an Animal

Become the proud parent of a Houston Zoo animal today! By adopting an animal, you not only help in the care and feeding of that animal, but also support education and conservation programs at the Houston Zoo.



Attend a Gala or Fundraising Event

Each year, the Houston Zoo hosts a number of fundraising events where our supporters can come together to socialize and share their passion for animals and the Zoo. These events raise crucial funds for the Zoo’s animal care, education, and conservation programs.



Leave a Legacy – The John and Ingrid Werler Society

If the Houston Zoo has enriched your life, you may wish to consider a planned gift to create a legacy that will help ensure the Zoo’s future success. The Zoo depends on the generosity of many to provide exceptional care for more than 6,000 animals, offer innovative educational programming, and assist in conservation efforts locally and internationally.



Giving through Groceries

Did you know that the groceries you buy for your family could also help provide tasty meals for the more than 6,000 animal residents at the Houston Zoo? Pretty wild, right? It’s true!




Corporate Giving

As a Corporate Partner of the Houston Zoo, your organization will be working with one of the leading zoo-based conservation organizations in the country, a major cultural asset in Houston since opening in 1922, and one of the most-visited attractions in Houston with over 2.3 million annual guests. Your company will also have access to team-building volunteer activities on Zoo grounds, as well as the opportunity for your employees to purchase discounted tickets and memberships for their families.



Tribute Gifts

Honor or pay tribute to the naturalist in your life with a donation to the Houston Zoo! A tribute gift to the Houston Zoo supports our animal care, conservation, and education programs. Whether you’re celebrating an upcoming birthday or remembering a loved one’s lifetime, your donation will help us to create and maintain this beloved Houston cultural treasure.When you make a gift on someone’s behalf, the Houston Zoo will notify them or their family of your generous tribute (without specifying the amount). Commemorate a special occasion or loved one with a contribution today.



Matching Gifts

Corporate matching can multiply your contribution to the Zoo! Your generosity ensures the Houston Zoo can provide exceptional care for more than 6,000 animal residents, fund local and international conservation projects, and offer educational programming for local families and schoolchildren. Find out today if your employer will match your gift to the Zoo to double or triple your generosity.


Brick Paver Program

Thank you to our many generous donors who chose to support the Houston Zoo through our Brick Paver Program. This program is now closed and we are no longer accepting brick donations.

More about the Brick Paver Program