Support the zoo
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo depends on your support!
The zoo is managed by the Fort Wayne Zoological Society, a non-profit organization that receives no tax support. The zoo’s budget comes from the sale of admissions, memberships, rides, vending fees, fundraising and generous gifts from donors in our community. In fact, every animal exhibit in the zoo was built entirely with donations, making the zoo a true community treasure.
There are many ways you can get involved to provide your support for the zoo and help us in our mission to connect kids and animals, strengthen families and inspire people to care!
By adopting an animal at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you help us provide healthy food, exceptional care, and veterinary needs for your animal for one whole year. Perfect for individuals, groups, or as a unique gift! Remember, your donation is tax deductible.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo welcomes the participation of volunteers of all ages and appreciates the unique talents, skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm that volunteers contribute to our mission.
Volunteers enhance the guest experience, assist in zoo operations and help further the mission of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo through their service. And, we are committed to providing excellent support and training for the volunteer program.
So combine your love of animals and people and meet people who share your interest by volunteering!
In appreciation for our Volunteers’ contributions to the Zoo, we offer:
A discount at the Wild Things Gift Shop
Monthly educational meetings
Professional recommendation for a job well done
Special recognition events
Thank you to our generous season sponsors!
Connect with zoo guests by sponsoring a zoo event, provide in-kind support, or explore a unique partnership with a Top Ten Zoo!
To become a Corporate Sponsor of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, contact Kris at 260-427-6844 or by e-mail for details.