Support the Zoo

Our animal ambassadors teach the public that every individual can make a difference for our world. Whether it's teaching students to care for the environment, creating long-lasting memories, or giving people a safe place to learn - each animal plays an important role at our Zoo. Join us and make a gift to save wildlife and wild places. Your tax-deductible gift gives all our animals the best care possible. Our Zoo works to educate future generations about their role in saving endangered species, bringing a love and appreciation of animals to millions of visitors for nearly 150 years.

Donate Now to the Emergency Fund

Donate to the Emergency Fund
Your gift will give all our animals, like Sukari the Masai giraffe, the best possible care.
Become a Zooper Hero
Help us meet unexpected or ongoing challenges with our monthly donation program.
Become a Zoo Guardian
Our philanthropic individuals help us ensure the growth and excellence of the Zoo.
Become a Sponsor
The Zoo is the perfect place for corporate sponsors to make meaningful connections with the public.
Connect with your favorite Roger Williams Park Zoo animal through our fun symbolic adopt program!
Commemorative Benches
Recognize a special person or occasion in your life with a commemorative bench at the Zoo. Funds raised help support the Zoo's mission. For more info, or to purchase a plaque, contact Judy Lockard at or call 401-785-3510 ext. 318.
Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts
Save the Date: TBD. Zoo's largest single-night fundraiser featuring fine fare from dozens of the area's best restaurants and caterers.
Travel Opportunities
Join us on exciting day trips and adventurous vacations to great animal-and nature-themed destinations as well as some of our Earth’s most amazing places!
Leave a Legacy
Gifts to the Zoo's endowment and planned giving are convenient ways to help ensure that your Zoo will continue to delight and educate visitors for generations to come. For info, contact Jeremy Goodman at or call 401-785-3510 ext. 309.
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Inspire the next generation
With your help, New England’s youth can truly become the leaders in creating a sustainable planet.

By making a gift to Roger Williams Park Zoo, you'll join us in our commitment to save wildlife and wild places. You'll receive our monthly email newsletter, exclusive event invites, and updates on how your contribution is making a difference locally and globally through the Zoo's conservation initiatives.