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It's always a good day to give to the Zoo.

Sedgwick County Zoo uses your generous donations in a variety of ways.

From maintaining our habitats and providing care for the animals to running first-rate education programs, every gift is appreciated and used to further the mission of the zoo.

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Gifts come in many forms, including event sponsorships, animal adoption, commemorative gifts, contributing memberships, and planned giving.

See our SCZ Donor Guidelines

Visit the Charity Navigator page to learn more and make an informed giving decision.

General Donations

General donations are used toward programs and operational expenses at the Zoo. All gifts are appreciated.

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Animal Adoption

Become a Zoo Pal and adopt your favorite animal! Your Zoo Pals donation goes directly toward the care of Sedgwick County Zoo animals.

Zoo Pals Animal Adoption

Event Sponsorship

When you sponsor Zoo events, you gain the opportunity to be seen by more than 500,000 people annually. Promote your business on-site at the Zoo and/or through local media support. Call Steve Onken, 316-266-8209, to ask about sponsorship opportunities for your business.

Commemorative Gifts

Honor a loved one by making a gift to the Zoo for a special occasion or in their memory. Living honorees will be notified of the gift made in their names. Call Steve Onken, 316-266-8209, for more information about making a commemorative gift.

Planned Giving

The Sedgwick County Zoo was built by people like you – people who recognize our unique role in not only protecting and preserving our natural treasures, but also in nurturing and sustaining this treasure for our community. Planned giving to the Zoo provides an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that honors what we’ve built and helps sustain it in the future.

Call Steve Onken, 316-266-8209, to learn more about how to include the Zoo in your estate plan. Your gift will build our endowment and support programs for future generations who visit our Zoo.

Contributing Members

Contributing members receive all membership benefits, invitations to exclusive Zoo events, and additional guest privileges.

  Associate Patron Benefactor
Donation amount $500 $750 $2,000
FREE admission for your family*
for 1 year
FREE admission for guests
with your visit
3 4 6

* A family group is two named adults living the same home, plus all children under age 21.

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Dillons Community Rewards

Give back to the Zoo when you buy groceries! When you enroll in Dillons Community Rewards, you can designate Sedgwick County Zoo to receive a credit each time you use your Dillons Plus Card.

When registering with Dillons Community Rewards, use Sedgwick County Zoo’s NPO number: IJ794.


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Zoo News

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