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Maintaining the Henry Vilas Zoo

Thank you for supporting Henry Vilas Zoo! Your donations and assistance help keep our zoo a beloved community asset that will continue to awe and inspire people of all ages for generations to come.

Henry Vilas Zoo is part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) which ensures the best animal welfare standards in the world. As part of only 235 AZA-accredited facilities, Henry Vilas Zoo is one of only 10 no charge zoos in the country! See below for the many different ways you can contribute and be a part of the zoo and its mission.

How Can You Help?


Interested in making a financial donation?

  • Donate online here
  • Drop your contribution in a donation tube at the zoo
  • Call (608) 266-4732 Monday through Friday and press 0 to speak with a representative


The Henry Vilas Zoo offers memorial naming opportunities and honorary tribute gifts to help our community remember their loved ones. Also, consider learning about our “adopt” an animal program.

Planned Giving

Build your giving into your future with:

  • Bequests
  • 401K, IRA and Life Insurance Policy designation

Corporate & Matching Gifts

The zoo is happy to partner with local corporations for event sponsorship opportunities and fundraiser gift matching.

Coming Soon – Our New Conservation Club!

Coming soon is a new way to show your love and support for the Henry Vilas Zoo, its animals and its conservation initiatives! Check back for details in the coming months.

Contact us

Make a donation or contact us here for more information on ways to support the zoo!