Santa Barbara Zoo
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GIVE THE ZOO ROOTS & WINGS
You can make an automatic monthly donation at any of the levels listed below. Simply choose your level and select the amount from the drop down on the right hand side. You will be charged one payment today and then your monthly payments of the same amount will continue to be charged on the final day of every month.

If you are interested in making a one-time donation, please use the option at the bottom of this page.

All gifts to this campaign will benefit animal care, education, conservation and other Zoo needs. The below giving options highlight examples of the reach that your gift can have here at the Zoo.
 
Support Veterinary Procedures ($500/month)
    Other Amt: $ .00
Your gift of $500 a month ($6,000 per year) supports of veterinary procedures.
 
 
Support Animal Habitat Upgrades ($250/month)
    Other Amt: $ .00
Your gift of $250 a month ($3,000 per year) supports animal habitat upgrades.
 
 
Support New Animal Arrivals ($100/month)
    Other Amt: $ .00
Your gift of $100 a month ($1,200 per year) supports costs associated with new animal arrivals.
 
 
Support Education and Conservation ($50/month)
    Other Amt: $ .00
Your gift of $50 a month ($600 per year) supports education and conservation programs at the Zoo.
 
 
Support Animal Enrichment ($25/month)
    Other Amt: $ .00
Your gift of $25 a month ($300 per year) supports animal enrichment activity
 
 
Support Drought-Resistant Plants ($10/month)
    Other Amt: $ .00
Your gift of $10 a month ($120 per year) supports adding drought-resistant native plants to Zoo grounds.
 
 
One-Time Gift: Support the Animals (Any Amount)
    Other Amt: $ .00
Make a one-time gift of any amount to support all the Zoo's animals.
 
 
SPONSOR AN ANIMAL

Sponsor an animal as a Foster Feeder today! When you become a Foster Feeder you will be helping the Santa Barbara Zoo provide a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet for all of the animals! A Foster Feeder sponsorship is valid for one year from the date of donation. Various donation levels are available with different, wild benefits! When the year is up you will have the opportunity to renew your sponsorship to keep supporting your favorite animal! The Zoo's food bill is nearly $220,000 a year and we have nearly 500 animals to feed. We truly appreciate everyone who is a Foster Feeder at any level!

 
Foster Feeder Animal Sponsorship
   
Yes, I would like to sponsor an animal by becoming a Foster Feeder! Benefits include: Helping the Zoo provide a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet for all of the animals, Foster Feeder Certificate including fun facts about your animal of choice and a photo of the animal, & recognition on the Foster Feeder board at the Zoo and in Zoo News, along with a one-year subscription to Zoo News!
 
Valentine Special: GIBBON you all of my love!
   Price: $50.00 Qty

Receive the featured plush, a $100 Select Foster Feeder benefit, for only $50!

Send your Valentine a special gift they will never forget! Give the gift that keeps on giving by becoming a Foster Feeder for the white-handed gibbons today! Your donation helps cover 100% of the animal food bill. While supplies last, you will receive two adorable 19" gibbon plush (courtesy of Wild Republic) that look like our very own Jasmine and Gulliver, who are "bananas" about each other.

Benefits include:

  • Helping the Zoo provide a healthy, nutritionally-balanced diet for all of the animals
  • Recognition on the Foster Feeder Board at the Zoo and in Zoo News, plus a one-year subscription to Zoo News
  • Foster Feeder Certificate, including a photo of Jasmine and Gulliver and gibbon facts

Valentine's Day is THIS Sunday! If you would like your personalized gift bag before Feb. 14, you must contact Lauren at (805) 679-8483 or LAmundson@sbzoo.org to arrange pick-up at the Zoo. Otherwise, your package will be sent regular U.S. mail and arrive within the next two weeks. Sign up today!

 
MAKE A DONATION
The Santa Barbara Zoo is a 501(C)(3) private, non-profit organization. The Zoo relies on the generous contributions of caring people, just like you, to support the mission.
 
Donate to Save Wildlife
    Other Amt: $ .00

Yes, I would like to save California condors, local frogs, sea otters, and other endangered species by contributing to the Zoo Conservation Fund.

Be a conservation hero by supporting zoo conservation! The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to saving wildlife through education, fieldwork, and research. Support for this program will go to cover equipment and material needs and staffing in the field and on-site.

 
 
Donate to Purchase Toys for the Animals
    Other Amt: $ .00

Yes, I would like to enrich the lives of the Zoo animals with a donation to the Animal Enrichment Fund.

The health and welfare of the Zoo animals is the Zoo's top priority. In addition to the general care and feed of the animals, the Zoo keepers regularly develop new activities to keep the animals physically and mentally stimulated. The idea is to give the animals items (i.e. toys) that they will "play" with, encouraging the types of behaviors that they would naturally display in the wild.

You can also go directly to our Amazon Wish List and pick out your own items: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A2YNDC308UBBU9.

 
 
Make a General Donation
    Other Amt: $ .00

Yes, I would like to make a general donation to the Santa Barbara Zoo!

Undesignated and general donations support the day-to-day operations of the Zoo from medical examinations for the animals to keeping the grounds green - it's all in a day's operation at the Zoo!

 
 
Donate to Send a Child to Camp
    Other Amt: $ .00

Yes, I would like to send a child in need to learn about the wonderful world of animals and nature in a fun, safe, and educational environment by donating to the Zoo Camp Scholarship Fund!

The Zoo's award-winning Zoo Camp program has enriched the lives of children for generations. However, there are many children in the Santa Barbara area who are missing out on this incredible experience simply because their family cannot afford it. Give a gift that will have a lasting impression in a child's life - send a child to a week of extended-day Zoo Camp.

  • Send four children to camp for $1,180
  • Send three children to camp for $885
  • Send two children to camp for $590
  • Send one child to camp for $295
 
 
Donate to Sponsor a Class
    Other Amt: $ .00

Yes, I would like to make a difference in the lives of students at-risk by sponsoring an educational Zoo day for a class.

ZOO4U sponsorships allow a class of elementary school students attending a Title 1 school (schools serving a higher number of children recognized as economically disadvantaged and/or otherwise at-risk) to visit the Zoo for a day. Your support will help cover the admission cost and provide educational and cultural enrichment for children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to see, hear, and smell Zoo animals in person.

  • Send four classes to the Zoo for $1,008
  • Send two classes to the Zoo for $500
  • Send a class to the Zoo for $252
  • Send a student to the Zoo for $9
 
 
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO MAKE A DONATION

Check out these additional ways to support the Santa Barbara Zoo through an event sponsorship, by investing in a special project, or by making a planned gift.

 
Sponsor an Event  
   

From Boo at the Zoo to Zoofari Ball, events are always wild at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Event sponsorships are a wonderful way to support the Zoo and gain exposure for your business.

Please contact Elaine K. Mah Best, Director of Development at (805) 679-8450 or emahbest@sbzoo.org to learn more about the benefits of being a Zoo event sponsor.

 
Support Special Projects  
   

From modifying a barn to accommodating the needs of a newborn calf to purchasing a new vehicle to safely access endangered animals in remote areas, funds for special projects allow the Zoo to make repairs and replacements when needed most and you can help!

Please contact Elaine K. Mah Best the Director of Development at (805) 679-8450 or emahbest@sbzoo.org to learn more about the current priority projects at the Zoo.

 
Make a Planned Gift  
   

Leave your "paw print" on the Zoo!

Making a planned or estate gift is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and to ensure the Zoo is here for many generations to enjoy well into the future.

For help in making a planned or estate gift and to learn about the benefits of being a member of the Zoo's Phoenix Society, please contact Elaine K. Mah Best, Director of Development at (805) 679-8450 or emahbest@sbzoo.org.

 
GENERAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Free admission during regular hours for a full year
  • Free parking during regular hours
  • Special Member events
  • 10% Gift Shop discount
  • Zoo News, our quarterly Member magazine
  • Free or discounted admission at more than 150 AZA-accredited zoos & aquariums
  • Discounts on education programs including Zoo Camp
  • Discounts on birthday parties
  • Membership fee is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law

 
Individual
   Price: $65.00
One specified adult
 
Individual Plus
   Price: $80.00
One specified adult, plus one guest
 
Dual
   Price: $80.00
Two specified people in same household
 
Dual Plus
   Price: $95.00
Two specified people in same household, plus one guest
 
Family
   Price: $110.00
One or two specified adults in household, plus dependent children under 18 OR grandchildren under 18
 
Family Plus
   Price: $140.00
Family Membership benefits, plus:
  • One guest may accompany you on each visit
  • 2 one-time-use train tickets
 
DONOR CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

  • Free admission during regular hours for a full year
  • Free parking during regular hours
  • Special Member events
  • 10% Gift Shop discount
  • Zoo News, our quarterly Member magazine
  • Free or discounted admission at more than 150 AZA-accredited zoos & aquariums
  • Discounts on education programs including Zoo Camp
  • Discounts on birthday parties
  • Membership fee is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law

Plus the additional benefits listed below.

 
Supporting
   Price: $175.00
One or two specified adults in household, plus dependent children under 18 OR grandchildren under 18, plus:
  • Two guests may accompany you on each visit
  • 4 one-time-use train tickets
  • One complimentary photo by Mystery Pix
 
Zoological Society
   Price: $350.00
One or two specified adults in household, plus dependent children under 18 OR grandchildren under 18, plus:
  • Six guests may accompany you on each visit
  • 4 one-time-use train tickets
  • Two complimentary photos by Mystery Pix
  • 2 one-time-use giraffe feeding tickets
  • Discount on organizing private Overnight
 
Zoological Society Deluxe
   Price: $500.00
Zoological Society Membership benefits, plus:
  • 2 additional one-time-use giraffe feeding tickets (total of four)
  • Early Bird option - daily 9 a.m. early entry
  • Invitations to VIP Zoo Events
  • Invitations to Exhibit Openings
  • Recognition in Zoo News
  • Private VIP Animal Encounter
  • Invitations to Animal Debuts
 
DONOR CIRCLE MEMBERSHIPS

  • Free admission during regular hours for a full year
  • Free parking during regular hours
  • Special Member events
  • 10% Gift Shop discount
  • Zoo News, our quarterly Member magazine
  • Free or discounted admission at more than 150 AZA-accredited zoos & aquariums
  • Discounts on education programs including Zoo Camp
  • Discounts on birthday parties
  • Discount on organizing private Overnight
  • Early Bird option - daily 9 a.m. early entry
  • Invitations to Annual VIP Zoo Events
  • Invitations to Exhibit Openings
  • Recognition in Zoo News
  • Private VIP Animal Encounter
  • Invitations to Animal Debuts
  • Membership fee is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law

Plus the additional benefits below.

 
Keeper's Circle
   Price: $1,000.00
One or two specified adults in household, plus dependent children under 18 OR grandchildren under 18, plus:
  • Six guests may accompany you on each visit
  • 4 one-time-use train tickets
  • Two complimentary photos by Mystery Pix
  • 4 one-time-use giraffe feeding tickets
  • Two tickets to Boo at the Zoo
  • Private VIP Behind-the-Scenes Tour
 
Curator's Circle
   Price: $1,500.00
Keeper's Circle Membership benefits, plus:
  • Four complimentary tickets
  • Four tickets to Members' Night
 
Benefactor's Circle
   Price: $2,500.00
Curator's Circle Membership benefits, plus:
  • Private VIP Extended Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Advance opportunity to purchase four Zoo Brew tickets
 
Executive Circle
   Price: $5,000.00
Benefactor's Circle Membership benefits, plus:
  • Private dinner w/ CEO & Director
  • Invitation to VIP hour for Snow Leopard Fest
 
Director's Circle
   Price: $10,000.00
Executive Circle Membership benefits, plus:
  • Use of Zoo Site once per year