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Join a Donor Club

When you support Lincoln Park Zoo as a Donor Club member, you fund world-class animal care, protect species across the planet, and share the gift of science and nature with the next generation. As a thank you, you’ll receive exclusive benefits, including special event invites, priority registration for camps and programs, and unlimited free parking.

Adult and child riding the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel

Donor Club Members May Receive:

  • Unlimited free parking
  • Behind-the-scenes tour opportunities
  • Invitations to special events, like Walking Tours and Breakfast at the Zoo
  • Earliest registration opportunity for zoo camps
  • Free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 100 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited institutions nationwide
  • …and more!

Donor Club Levels

Join or Renew

Donors' Circle

For as little as $1 per day, enjoy unlimited free parking, train and carousel rides, priority camp registration, a front-of-scenes tour, and more.

Conservators' Circle

Become an integral partner in the work we do in Chicago and around the world. Enjoy behind-the-scenes opportunities, special events, and more.

Chairman's Council

Deepen your commitment to Chicago’s free zoo and enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences for you and your family.

$25,000+

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Donors’ Circle Benefits

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Benefits
Curators' Circle $365 to $499
Explorers' Circle $500 to $999
Ecologists' Circle $1,000 to $1,999
Unlimited free parking when you visit the zoo Included Included Included
Priority registration for Summer Conservation Camp and Zoo Crew-enroll before regular members and the general public Included Included Included
A private front-of-scenes zoo tour Included Included Included
Invitation to Breakfast at the Zoo (Donor Club-exclusive event)  Included Included Included
Access to continental breakfast at Members-Only Mornings Included Included Included
Access to the Member Lounge, featuring members-only programming Included Included Included
10 complimentary rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel or Lionel Train Adventure Included Included Included
Invitations to special animal previews and parties Included Included Included
Invitations to exclusive members-only events, including SuperZooPicnic and Members-Only Night at ZooLights Included Included Included
Invitation to one of many Walking Tours with a Curator Included Included
Invitation to Annual Meeting Included Included
Invitation to special donor appreciation event Included
Buy-one, get-one-free admission to Malott Family Penguin Encounters (based on availability) Included

Conservators’ Council Benefits

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Benefits
Council Associate $2,000 to $2,999
Council Patron $3,000 to $4,999
Council Steward $5,000 to $9,999
Council Ambassador $10,000 to $24,999
Unlimited free parking when you visit the zoo Included Included Included Included
Priority registration for Summer Conservation Camp and Zoo Crew—enroll before regular members and the general public Included Included Included Included
Invitation for four people to ZooLights Party Included Included Included Included
Invitation to one of several Walking Tours with a Zoo Luminary Included Included Included Included
Invitation to Annual Meeting Included Included Included Included
Invitation to Breakfast at the Zoo (Donor Club-exclusive event)  Included Included Included Included
Access to continental breakfast at Members-Only Mornings Included Included Included Included
Unlimited complimentary rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure Included Included Included Included
Access to the Member Lounge, featuring members-only programming Included Included Included Included
Invitation to special animal previews and parties Included Included Included Included
Invitation to special donor appreciation event Included Included Included Included
Buy-one, get-one-free admission to Malott Family Penguin Encounters (based on availability) Included Included Included Included
Recognition on Honor Roll of Donors Included Included Included Included
Invitations to exclusive members-only events, including SuperZooPicnic and Members-Only Night at ZooLights Included Included Included Included
Bronze-level behind-the-scenes small group tour Included Included Included Included
A private silver-level behind-the-scenes tour Included Included Included
Invitation for six people to ZooLights Party Included Included Included
A private gold-level behind-the-scenes tour Included Included
Invitation for eight people to ZooLights Party Included Included
Lunch with a zoo curator or scientist Included
Invitation to annual dinner with chairman of the board Included
Invitation for 10 people to ZooLights Party Included

Chairman’s Council Benefits

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Benefits
Chairman’s Council $25,000+
Unlimited free parking when you visit the zoo Included
Priority registration for Summer Conservation Camp and Zoo Crew—enroll before regular members and the general public Included
A private gold-level behind-the-scenes tour Included
Invitation for 10 people to ZooLights Party Included
Lunch with a zoo curator or scientist Included
Invitation to Annual Meeting Included
Invitation to one of several Walking Tours with a Zoo Luminary Included
Invitation to annual dinner with chairman of the board Included
A unique, personalized zoo encounter created specially for you and your family Included
Unlimited complimentary rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure Included
Invitation to Breakfast at the Zoo (Donor Club-exclusive event)  Included
Access to a continental breakfast at Members-Only Mornings Included
Access to the Member Lounge, featuring members-only programming Included
Invitation to special animal previews and parties Included
Invitation to Annual Meeting Included
Invitation to special donor appreciation event Included
Buy-one, get-one-free admission to Malott Family Penguin Encounters (based on availability) Included
Recognition on Honor Roll of Donors Included
Invitations to exclusive members-only events, including SuperZooPicnic and Members-Only Night at ZooLights Included