Giving Tuesday at the Zoo

November 29, 2022

In a city where skyscrapers are built every day, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to being the place in Chicago for all things wildlife—where children learn to love animals, where adults rediscover what it’s like to wonder, and where nature isn’t just an escape, but the priority.

This holiday season, we are more committed than ever to creating an urban oasis where everyone can connect with the world around them in inspiring and wonderful ways. As always, we’re also dedicated to furthering conservation around the world, teaching others about how they can make a difference, and making the zoo an inclusive, enriching, and safe place For Wildlife. For All.

Support Lincoln Park Zoo on Giving Tuesday through:

The Wish List – Provide Direct Support to the Animal of Your Choice!

The Zoo’s Wish List provides an inexpensive yet gratifying way to directly support the animals. Simply explore the list and see what the animals need. Then, buy a share of a food, enrichment, bedding or other item that contributes to the animals’ wellbeing. From filling feeding tubes for the chimpanzees to providing mirrors for Bomani the De Brazza’s monkey on his birthday, you can choose where your money goes.

Visit the Wish List Here

ADOPT an Animal – The Perfect Gift for the Holidays!

When you ADOPT an animal, you recognize that the zoo’s first priority is to provide expert care for the animals that live here, whether that means formulating special diets, tracking behavior, providing physical exams, or introducing stimulating habitat elements. This donation allows you to make a real impact on an individual animal’s life—and it makes a great gift for the holidays.

Choose Your ADOPT Package

Become a Member – Join and Get Great Benefits

Members are the lifeblood of the zoo’s operation. They fund animal and plant care, global conservation initiatives, learning programs, and scientific research while helping to keep admission free for everyone. It costs $93,000 a day to keep this privately-managed nonprofit organization running, and individual givers like you cover 80 percent of that cost with memberships and donations. You can join at any level and receive benefits throughout the year!

Sign Up for Membership

Donate! – Become Part of the Zoo Family

There are so many ways to donate to Lincoln Park Zoo and become part of the zoo family. If you’d like to give us a one-time gift, set up a monthly contribution, check with your employer to see if they’ll match funds, or include us as part of your estate plan, we can help you arrange that. We are always available to consult with you on what’s best for your personal financial situation. Every bit helps!











Thank you for considering a gift to Lincoln Park Zoo today!


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