The Zoo Society exists to rally financial and public support for the North Carolina Zoo and its missions in education, conservation, research and recreation. Our goal is to secure a safe and long future for the Zoo and its programs.
The Zoo Society raises funds through its membership programs, which gather 28,000 households and more than 170 businesses into a vibrant family of Zoo supporters, and through the special events, grant requests, gift shop sales, and other fundraising activities that the Zoo Society undertakes in order to raise money in support of the Zoo's programming.
The Zoo Society is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that relies on its members, donors and other supporters to find and provide the North Carolina Zoo the financial support it needs to carry out its good works. Together, the Zoo and the Zoo Society support programs that respect and protect wildlife and nature and that inspire people to strengthen their bonds with the natural world.