Support your zoo

Be one of our closest friends and most invested supporters by selecting one of the Conservation Circle Levels below. Generous annual gifts help the zoo play an essential role in our community by connecting people with endangered animals and investing in vital projects that help create a better future for wildlife.

In addition to benefits for each Conservation Circle level listed below, all memberships include:

  • Free daytime admission (excludes special and separately ticketed events)
  • Discounts on zoo train and carousel rides
  • Discounted admission to ZooLights
  • Free admission for up to two infants under 2 years old
  • Food and beverage discounts at select zoo restaurants
  • Discounts at Oregon Zoo Gift Shop
  • Discount on additional admission tickets
  • Discounted admission at more than 150 other zoos and aquariums nationwide*

*Due to current restrictions, some benefits may be temporarily unavailable. For full member benefit details please visit oregonzoo/membership

Please allow up to 48 hours for us to process your Conservation Circle membership

Donor Club


Zoo Director’s Club – $600

  • Day time admission for 2 adults + 6 kids + 4 guests
  • Invitation to exclusive events and opportunities
  • Invitation to an annual appreciation event 
  • One Zoolights admission upon request (either walk-thru or drive-thru)*

Conservation Circle


Wildlife Advocate – $1,200

  • Day time admission for 2 adults + 6 kids + 6 guests
  • Invitation to exclusive events and opportunities
  • Invitation to an annual appreciation event 
  • Invitation to a guided tour around the zoo
  • One Zoolights admission upon request (either walk-thru or drive-thru)*
  • Caregiver card upon request (limit 1 per membership; $49 value)*

Wildlife Protector – $2,500

  • Day time admission for 2 adults + 6 kids + 6 guests
  • Invitation to exclusive events and opportunities
  • Invitation to an annual appreciation event 
  • Invitation to a guided tour around the zoo
  • One Zoolights admission upon request (either walk-thru or drive-thru)*
  • Opportunity for an animal encounters (value up to $300)*
  • Caregiver card upon request (limit 1 per membership; $49 value)*

Wildlife Defender – $5,000

  • Day time admission for 2 adults + 6 kids + 8 guests
  • Invitation to exclusive events and opportunities
  • Invitation to an annual appreciation event 
  • Invitation to a guided tour around the zoo
  • One Zoolights admission upon request (either walk-thru or drive-thru)*
  • Opportunity for an animal encounters (value up to $300)*
  • Opportunity for coffee and conversation with zoo leadership
  • Caregiver card upon request (limit 1 per membership; $49 value)*

Wildlife Champion – $10,000

  • Day time admission for 2 adults + 6 kids + 8 guests
  • Invitation to exclusive events and opportunities
  • Invitation to an annual appreciation event 
  • Invitation to a guided tour around the zoo
  • One Zoolights admission upon request (either walk-thru or drive-thru)*
  • Opportunity for an animal encounters (value up to $300)*
  • Opportunity for coffee and conversation with zoo leadership
  • Caregiver card upon request (limit 1 per membership; $49 value)*

Animal welfare is always our top priority. Programs involving zoo animals are subject to change and cancelation to best accommodate the animal welfare needs.

*At the end of the year, you will receive an annual statement for your Donor Club/Conservation Circle membership, and your statement will reflect the average value of the added benefits enjoyed during the year. To make your gift fully-tax deductible, you may decline these benefits. Please email us at foundation@oregonzoo.org if you have any questions. Estimated value for Zoolights varies by year. 2021 Holiday season:

  • Zoolights drive-thru a value of up to $48.75, one (1) admission for one (1) vehicle only.
  • Zoolights walk-thru a value of up to $217.50 for ten (10) tickets.

Under IRS guidelines, the amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of your payment over the value of goods or services provided by the Oregon Zoo Foundation. To make your gift fully tax deductible, please call 503-220-5493 or email foundation@oregonzoo.org