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Thank you for considering the Cleveland Zoo Society in planning an honor or memorial gift in tribute to a friend or loved one.

Honor and Memorial

Honor and Memorial

Plan a memorial or tribute to your loved one. All gift sizes are accepted.

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This program can honor all the important occasions that fill our lives such as birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, graduations, retirements, and memorials. These contributions support the Cleveland Zoo Society’s Zoo Fund.

When you make a memorial or honor donation you will receive a receipt acknowledging your gift. If you choose, we will also send a letter to the individual(s) being honored or a family member of your loved one who has passed, informing them of your gift but keeping the amount of your gift confidential.

Obituary Information

If you want to direct family and friends to make gifts to the Cleveland Zoological Society, the following is suggested wording for an obituary:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Cleveland Zoological Society in memory of {deceased name}, Cleveland Zoological Society, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 or online at ClevelandZooSociety.org/memorial.


Honor & Memorial Virtual Wall
Gifts of $500 to $2,499

Your gift will be recognized on our virtual wall on the Cleveland Zoo Society website, and may contain two lines of text (30 characters maximum on each line).

Animal Habitat Signs

Includes a sign with your loved one’s name on it at the animal habitat of your choice (see list below). All placements are based on availability and exact location at each habitat will be selected by our staff.

This sign will remain at the habitat you choose for 10 years; at which time you may renew your gift or receive the sign as a memento.

Additionally, gifts at this level will also be included on our Honor & Memorial Virtual Wall.

$2,500 to $4,999 Signage Opportunities:

  • Bald Eagle
  • Birds of Prey
  • Dingo
  • Kangaroo
  • Reindeer
  • Tortoise
  • Tufted Deer
  • Red Crowned Crane
  • Zebra

$5,000- $9,999 Signage Opportunities:

  • Black Bear
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Lion

Bench
Gifts of $10,000+

Benches are limited; details are available upon request. 

Circle of Wildlife Carousel Figures
$20,000

  • Orangutan
  • Swan

Carousel Figures are limited; details are available upon request.

Questions?

For additional information, please contact Leta Obertacz, Director of Advancement, at (216) 635-3346 or email Obertacz@ClevelandZooSociety.org.

The Cleveland Zoological  Society reserves the right for final approval of all signage language.

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Family Select

$189/year

2 adults, 6 children, 2 guests

  • Admits two named adults in the same household and their children or grandchildren 18 years and under (limit six)

  • Two free guests every visit

  • Free gift

Family Plus

$149/year

2 adults, 6 children, 1 guest

  • Admits two named adults in the same household and their children or grandchildren 18 years and under (limit six)

  • One free guest every visit

  • Free gift

Family

$119/year

2 adults, 6 children

  • Admits two named adults in the same household and their children or grandchildren 18 years and under (limit six)

Individual Plus

$89/year

2 adults

  • Admits one named adult and one guest on every visit OR waive the guest privilege and list two named adults

Senior Plus (55+)

$69/year

2 adults

  • Admits one named adult and one guest on every visit OR waive the guest privilege and list two named adults

Explorers Club

$500/year

2 adults, 6 children, 4 guests

  • Admits two named adults in the same household and their children or grandchildren 18 years and under (limit six)

  • Four free guests every visit

  • Free gift

  • Invitation to attend four ZooZooms

Keepers Club

$300/year

2 adults, 6 children, 4 guests

  • Admits two named adults in the same household and their children or grandchildren 18 years and under (limit six)

  • Four free guests every visit

  • Free gift

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