Choose the Zoo

By supporting the Zoo, you're supporting wildlife conservation and education!

The year is coming to a close and we are asking you to CHOOSE THE ZOO this giving season by making a donation to ensure that each and every visitor to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will get to explore, learn, and be inspired to protect wildlife & wild places.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on community support to continue our mission! There are few other places where your investment can touch the lives of so many people, as well as wildlife around the globe that depend on us for their conservation.

When you CHOOSE THE ZOO, you will be helping to make certain that the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a place where you and your family can marvel at seeing wild animals up close, forge connections, and create lasting memories for generations to come.

When you participate in an animal encounter, register for an event or workshop, and even buy admission or an annual pass, you are directly supporting animal care, education programs, and conservation initiatives throughout Central Florida, and beyond.


How can I make a financial gift?

You can give a gift directly through our website!


This year, we’ve made it easy for social media users to donate through our Facebook page. Just click our Donate button to make your gift!


Can I help in other ways?

Absolutely! There are lots of ways you can CHOOSE THE ZOO this holiday season, and beyond!



If you are planning to shop online this holiday season, you can support the Zoo through AmazonSmile by linking to your regular Amazon account!

When you shop AmazonSmile and select the Central Florida Zoological Society as your charity, a portion of the eligible purchase price will be donated to support conservation and education programs at the Zoo.


Amazon Wish List:
And if getting a gift for one of your favorite animals is on your list this year then please visit the Zoo’s Amazon Wish List for items selected by our animal care team!


Adopt An Animal:
The Zoo also encourages symbolic adoptions of our animal ambassadors through our Adopt An Animal program. These make great gifts for the holiday season!


Zoo Annual Pass:
An annual pass to the Central Florida Zoo makes a great gift for the whole family. We make it easy by offering gift certificates that you can present to your loved ones. The gift certificate is valid through the end of 2019 and their pass starts the day they redeem it at the Zoo!

You can purchase a gift certificate for an annual pass online. After entering your information, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and select the box next to “I would like to purchase a Zoo Annual Pass as a gift.” If you are visiting the Zoo you can also purchase Zoo Annual Pass gift certificates, Ride Passes, and single-day admission tickets at the Admissions Window.


Don’t forget—one of the best and most simple ways you can help the Zoo is to spread the word! Follow, like, and share our Facebook and Instagram pages. Tell your friends, family members, and co-workers about the Zoo and encourage them to support us, too!



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