Make a Donation
Give a direct cash contribution towards ongoing operations and new projects and initiatives of the Zoo. You can make a donation online, or if you would prefer to make a donation by phone or by mail, see our contact information on the bottom of this page.
Make a donation in honor of a friend, family member, or someone important to you that shares your passion for wildlife and the wild places they live. The honoree will be notified of your generous gift contributed in their name.
Give a donation in memory of a friend, family member, or loved one. You and their family will receive an acklowdgement of the generous gift made on the loved one’s behalf.
Grow Wild Society
The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s Grow Wild Society (GWS) is a group of philanthropic individuals who generously support our mission of connecting people to wildlife, inspiring our communities to conserve nature for future generations.
Annual donations totaling $1,000 or more that directly support the Zoo entitle the donor to be welcomed into the Grow Wild Society, allowing them to enjoy exclusive tours, events, and more!
Adopting lets you play an important and direct role in promoting the well-being of your favorite Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium residents. Your gift helps provide for the care, feeding, and enrichment of the animals, while supporting the Zoo’s commitment to wildlife conservation, both locally and around the world. All animal species at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium are available for adoption.
Individual giving to the Zoo Fund is vital to our successful operation. The Zoo Fund allows us to provide world-class care for our animals, support our educational programs, and underwrite our onsite and international conservation efforts. We offer our heartfelt gratitude to our Zoo Fund donors.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is an APPROVED Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Your EITC donation to the Zoo’s educational programs can replace your tax liability to the state. The dollars your company would have paid in taxes will instead provide thousands of local students with life science enrichment, S.T.E.M. education opportunities, and up-close interaction with the Zoo’s amazing wildlife. Visit the state’s EITC website for more information or to apply for tax credits.
Mail your tax credit donation to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
ATTN: EITC Tax Credit Donations
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) organization and is proud to be a four star charity on Charity Navigator.