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The advancement partner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Founded in 1957, the Cleveland Zoological Society strives to ensure that Cleveland Metroparks Zoo remains one of the region’s preeminent destinations. The Zoo Society maintains the largest membership program in Northeast Ohio (41,500 households) and helps generate the margin of excellence that takes our Zoo from good to great. Zoo Society donors underwrite that margin of excellence through membership support, contributing approximately 50% of funding for major new exhibits and capital improvements and 12-15% to the Zoo’s annual operating budget.

1. Raise awareness of the Zoo as a community priority

2. Improve all aspects of the Zoo, from exhibits to programs to daily operations

3. Give visitors, members and donors great value for their investment

Donations Go To

Cleveland Zoological Society
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 34-0816490)