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The Cleveland Zoological Society offers membership donations to eligible, local non-profit organizations in the northeastern Ohio area for fundraising events. A typical donation is a Family Membership, which includes free admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest for one year. We do not donate single day admission passes, behind-the-scenes tours, Zoo merchandise, or tickets to special events.
To be considered for a donation, please provide the information requested below. Please note that due to the volume of requests and other options being offered through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, not all requests can be fulfilled and we cannot donate to individuals, political groups, or organizations that do not align with the mission of the Cleveland Zoological Society.
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