Support the Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo Society is the private, nonprofit organization that engenders public support for mission-directed programs undertaken by the North Carolina Zoo. These programs, which invest in animal welfare, conservation, education, and nature-based recreation, improve the lives of people by strengthening their understanding of the living world and empowering them to sustainably preserve and protect the economic, spiritual, and health benefits that nature has to offer. 

Support the Zoo's Priority Needs

Like any large and complex organization, the Zoo has competing needs that change from time to time. Emergencies happen, unexpected opportunities arise, equipment fails, innovative ideas take shape, times change, and prices fluctuate. Empowering the Zoo's trusted leaders to wisely manage these challenges is the only way to keep the Zoo healthy and its programs thriving. By allowing the Zoo to use your donation where it will do the most good, you help ensure that the Zoo can stand ready to protect wildlife and nature, maintain its facilities, and improve its programming. Please use the form below to make a donation in support of the Zoo's priority needs.

Art/Art Acquisition Programs

These efforts expand the Zoo’s educational impact through a visiting artist program and the development and maintenance of one of the state’s most valuable and vast public art collections. To date, private donations to the NC Zoo Society have installed public art works valued at more than $2 million. Please use the form below to make a donation in support of the Zoo's art programs.

Horticulture Programs

The Zoo’s plants define the animals’ habitats, beautify the landscape, buffer the exhibits, provide shelter and shade for animals and visitors and create a setting that seems more like a park than a zoo. These plants, and the Zoo’s endangered plant programs and greenhouses, depend on Zoo Society donors and supporters to fund their needs. Please use the form below to make a donation in support of the Zoo's horticulture program.