Cash Donations

The Racine Zoo relies on the generosity of people just like you to survive. Please consider making a charitable donation of any size at any time of the year. You can make your gift in honor or in memory of someone special, too. Please mail your donation to the Racine Zoo at 200 Goold Street, Racine, WI 53402. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with the IRS Tax Code.

Click here to donate online.


Planned Gifts

Leaving a legacy is a wonderful way to plan your future along with the Racine Zoo's Kama's Legacy Circle. The Circle was named after the white tiger born at the Zoo and was created to recognize friends of the Racine Zoological Society (RZS) who have endorsed our mission by including the RZS in their estate plans or by making planned gifts. These generous individuals share our passion for wildlife and the natural world and wish to ensure the future of the Racine Zoo. They have accepted a personal responsibility over the precious resources that have so enriched all of our lives. These individuals have helped ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to have a wildlife experience that improves the bond between people and nature. Estate gifts support a wide range of donor interest:

  • Conservation education programs
  • Saving and caring for wildlife
  • Building and renovating exhibits
  • Conservation initiatives

We hope that you consider joining this special group of supporters. If you have already made provisions for the RZS in your estate plans, we encourage you to share your intentions with the Zoo so that we can welcome you as a member of Kama's Legacy Circle.

Click here for more information on planned giving options.


Animal Enrichment Wish List

**While we appreciate the support, we are currently not accepting recyclable donations due to COVID-19. Please do not leave any donations outside the front entrance or office building. Thank you!**

Your trash may be our treasure! Take a look at our Animal Enrichment Wish List made up of items like paper towel rolls, paper bags, and other common items you may have laying around the house!


Animal Care Wish List

Visit our Animal Care Wish List to view a list of items our animal care team selected for animal enrichment, veterinary care, food supplies, and more.  Even the smallest items help off set the cost of caring for our animals.

Or check out our Amazon Wish List for easy purchasing options. If you purchase through, your purchases will also support the Racine Zoo, and in most cases, your donated items can be shipped straight to the Zoo.

Buy from Amazon frequently? Consider downloading the browser extension Smilematic to redirect you to automatically whenever you click an Amazon link. Then you won't have to remember to type it in!