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Thank you for considering the Cleveland Zoological Society in planning a memorial or tribute to your loved one. The contribution you make is a gift that helps us create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.

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 Memorials, Birthdays, Marriages, Anniversaries, Graduations, Retirements, etc.

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 CZS webpage
  • A letter will be sent to your loved one or the family of your loved one

Animal Habitat Signs

  • Includes a sign with your loved one’s name on it at the animal habitat of your choice. See table below. All placements are based on availability and exact location at each habitat will be selected by our facilities staff.
  • This sign will remain at the habitat you choose for three years; at which time you may renew your gift or receive the plaque as a memento.
  • Additionally, gifts at this level will also be included on our virtual Honor/Memorial Wall, which may contain two lines of text (30 characters maximum on each line).
  • Cleveland Zoo Society reserves the right for final approval of all signage language.

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

  • Bald eagle
  • Birds of Prey
  • Dingo
  • Kangaroo
  • Koala
  • Onager
  • Flamingo
  • Reindeer
  • Seal/Sea Lion
  • Sloth Bear
  • Spectacled Bear
  • Sun Bear
  • Tortoise
  • Tufted Deer
  • Red crowned crane
  • Zebra

$5,000- $10,000 Signage Opportunities:

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

$10,000 Opportunity:

Benches are limited and available upon request.

Questions?

Please reach out to Leta Obertacz, Director of Advancement, at (216) 635-3346 with your questions.

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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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