Help Support the Zoo

Each year thousands of children and adults visit Potter Park Zoo and participant in a variety of educational outreach programs. Many of these programs would not be possible with the generous support of friends like you!

Your gifts benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provides for education and outreach, conservation, animal welfare programs, and capital improvement projects.

Financial support for Potter Park Zoo can be provided in a variety of ways. We invite you to review some of the many programs available — and remember that gifts of any size make a big difference.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support Your Potter Park Zoo!

You can make a donation by clicking on the link below, or you can contact the Potter Park Zoological Society at (517) 342-2709 for more information or to make a donation.

We are currently fundraising for our new moose exhibit. Learn more here. If you'd like your donation to go directly to this project, please type "new moose exhibit donation" in the special notes section when you make your donation. 

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On behalf of the animals who call Potter Park Zoo their home, thank you for your generous contribution to the Zoo!

Bench Memorials  

Bench memorials are a great way to celebrate the life of a friend or loved one. For $1500, your personal message will be engraved on a brass plaque and mounted on a bench to be placed within the zoo. Your gift will provide a lasting tribute for generations to come, as well as support the mission and programs of Potter Park Zoo.

For more information please contact the Potter Park Zoological Society, (517) 342-2709.

Garden Adoption Program

Help transform Michigan’s oldest zoo by adopting one of the many beautiful trees or gardens located throughout the zoo. Your adoption is recognized with a permanent marker placed within the garden or attached to one of the many magnificent oak trees in the facility.

  • Mighty Oaks $10,000
  • Magnolias $5,000
  • Roses $3,000
  • Orchids $2,000
  • Trilliums $1,000

For more information call, (517) 342-2709 or email us.