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We joined the pack to give back so that other families can connect to nature, too. The special event invitations and behind-the-scenes experiences with keepers are fantastic. As a family, we get to see conservation in action and have a great deal of fun!

 —The Hanna-Fleming Family
 Wild at Heart donors since 2001






We invite you to join our pack!

Wild at Heart annual donors are committed to supporting Woodland Park Zoo's work connecting people to nature.

These caring and generous individuals help us spark delight, discovery and lifelong memories, inspiring more than 1.2 million visitors a year to save animals and protect natural habitats for generations to come.

Your generosity will a make a difference here and around the world. Every gift helps the zoo build a better community — your community. Thank you for investing in a more sustainable future for wildlife and people.

Wild at Heart Benefits

When you join the Wild at Heart donor pack you will enjoy benefits such as a zoo family membership, special events and personal tours. But more importantly, your generosity will allow Woodland Park Zoo to continue making a difference in the community and around the world.



Savanna Club — $500    

  • Wild at Heart membership*

    • Unlimited access for one year for two adults and their children or grandchildren plus one flexible guest

    • Half-price admission to more than 150 reciprocal zoos and aquariums in the US and Canada

    • Half-price admission for up to four guests per visit

    • Four one-time-use guest passes

    • Four complimentary animal feeding/experience passes

    • Five complimentary carousel rides

    • Two scheduled member-only early mornings each summer

    • Zoofari member appreciation event

    • 10% discount on face painting, Handimals, and caricatures on grounds

    • Discounts on tickets to WildLights, the zoo's winter lights festival

  • Invitation to quarterly Wild at Heart events, including a sneak peek of our newest exhibit

  • First opportunity to purchase ZooTunes summer concert series tickets

  • Recognition in the zoo's annual report (online edition)

  • Timely updates on zoo conservation stories through MyZoo, our member magazine, and MyZooNews, our e-newsletter

  • 10% discount on Historic Carousel birthday party rentals


Safari Club — $1,000-$4,999

All of the above, plus:

  • Personal tour with a zoo docent or staff member**



Denali Club — $5,000-$9,999

All of the above, plus:

  • VIP Animal Encounter**

  • 10% venue discount for a private event



Grizzly Group — $10,000+

All of the above, plus:

  • Free parking all year
    15% discount at ZooStore gift shops
    Invitation to a special event with the zoo President and CEO


*  These benefits have a fair market value and are not tax-deductible. You can choose to waive this benefit to allow the entire gift to be eligible for a tax deduction.
** Some restrictions apply. Please contact us to make arrangements 3-4 weeks in advance

If you are interested in making a gift of $25,000 or more, please call Sarah Valentine at 206.548.2624.

We would love to discuss the many ways in which a gift of this magnitude can benefit both you and the zoo.

ZooKeepers Society — $100,000+ (cumulative giving)

The vision and lifetime contributions of members of our ZooKeepers Society sustain our zoo's world-class programs and its leadership in education and conservation - today, tomorrow, and well into the future.
Members receive all of the above, plus:

  • Recognition on our permanent Lifetime Supporter Wall at the zoo's West Entry



General Inquiries

206.548.2565 x2
206.548.1536 fax

Director of Development and Planned Giving:
Sarah Valentine, CFRE  206.548.2624

Data Services:
Lorna Chin 206.548.2485

Jungle Party
Nicole Bennion 206.548.2421

Bridget Dolan 206.548.2422

General Donation Inquiry &
Wild at Heart Donor Club:
Kelsi Dunn 206.548.2491

ZooParent Adoption Program:
ZooParent 206.548.2484

Make a donation online
Donations may also be mailed to WPZ at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

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