Miller Park Zoo depends on donations from friends in Bloomington-Normal and from across the country, who are connected to our zoo. We use your generous gifts to maintain habitats, provide care for animals and for running outstanding education programs. Every gift is appreciated and used to further the mission of Miller Park Zoo.

Greatest Need – Children's Zoo Expansion

Gifts designated to the greatest need fund have supported a variety of projects. Each year the project of greatest need is identified and donations made to this fund are designated to that project. Our current project of greatest need is an expansion to the children’s zoo to include an exhibit for mule foot hogs and a party shelter. All donations are unrestricted and will be used for the children’s zoo project.

Annual Fund

Your gift to the annual fund makes it possible for Miller Park Zoo to expand the visitor experience, to increase education opportunities and to share the vision for a world where all people respect, value, and conserve wildlife and wild places. All donations are unrestricted and will be used to support general zoo operations.

$25 will feed our red pandas for a day
$50 will provide enrichment items for our tiger
$100 will help feed our snow leopards for one  month
$250 will send our Zoo To You team to two school classrooms
$500 will provide veterinary care for one week

Make a Gift in Memory or Honor of a Loved One

Gifts made in memory or honor of your loved one will leave a lasting impact by expanding understanding of the interrelationship between people and animals and the need to preserve the natural resources of our world. Miller Park Zoo offers a variety of ways to pay tribute to someone special.

To discuss tribute gifts and naming opportunities, please contact Paula Pratt at (309) 434-2243 or

There are many ways to support The Miller Park Zoo. Zoo Membership and Zoo Animal Adoptions are great options too. For more information on how you can help our zoo, please call (309) 434-2243 or email