Support The Zoo

Care and Commitment for Our Future

There are so many ways to make charitable donations that will impact Binder Park Zoo. Consider making immediate donations to the zoo or select a plan to provide strength and sustainability for the zoo’s ongoing mission in the future.

Cash donations

Charitable gift annuities with funds or securities that are set aside for the zoo

Trust funds naming the zoo as beneficiary

Retirement sharing with the zoo

Life insurance – naming the zoo as beneficiary

Other estate gifting with cash, securities, real estate, or other property (tax advantage)


Setting up endowments through local community foundations

Come see us! Bring friends, family, and guests to see one of the world's greatest zoos.

Be a member! Your membership helps fun our efforts and encourages community support.

Give a Gift! Make a tax deductible contribution.

Volunteer! We have fun, rewarding opportunities in many areas.

Have a Picnic! Our picnic areas are great places for any occasion – kids’ birthdays, corporate outings, family reunions, and even wedding receptions.

Make a gift to our endowment fund! Help build our future by making a gift to our endowment fund at the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

Adopt an Animal! You get the satisfaction of caring for an endangered animal, but we do all the work! Your contribution helps provide care and food for our animals.

Explore Corporate Sponsorship! We can create marketing sponsorships around exhibits, programs, special events, and ad campaigns.

Remember Binder Park Zoo in your will! Make a lifetime gift.

For more information, please contact Diane Thompson at (269) 979-1351 or email

Your donation will help us Reimagine, Reinvent and Redefine the next generation of zoo programs and experiences! Thank you for supporting our work of connecting people with nature and animals, and providing the inspiration to conserve our world.

You make a difference each time you visit the zoo, but you REALLY make a difference when you donate to the zoo! When you give on GIVING ZooDAY, you support our mission to Connect. Inspire. Conserve. Connect people to nature and inspire them to conserve, and our vision of turning apathy into empathy and compassion into action. Thank you.

Binder Park Zoo is more than a fun place for families to build memories.  Our work helps to protect species that are critically threatened or endangered.  We connect classroom learning to real life experience. When you share your resources with the zoo you invest in this regional community in a way that has a lasting effect.  Thank you for impacting lives, the environment, and the animals that bring us laughter and awe.

Animal A.D.O.P.T.

When you A.D.O.P.T. a Binder Park Zoo animal you support expert animal care, and you get a wildly unique gift for yourself or the animal lover in your life!

Memorial Fund

Pay tribute to a loved one. Your gift to the zoo in their honor supports animal exhibits, educational programs and conservation efforts.