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Gifts Take Many Forms

Gifts to the Zoo come in various forms—event sponsorships, commemorative gifts, contributing memberships or planned giving. Gifts can be made anonymously or can be recognized publicly through a variety of options, including naming opportunities at the Zoo and other programs that honor the donor in perpetuity. For more information, please review our Donor Privacy Policy.

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Visit the Charity Navigator page for Sedgwick County Zoological Society to learn more about our organization before you give!

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Event Sponsorship

As the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas, the ability to reach thousands of people with your marketing message is available through our sponsorship program.

Partnering with the Zoo could allow your message to be seen by more than 500,000 people annually. In addition, individual special events reach anywhere from 1,000 to 20,000 people collectively through on-site promotion at the Zoo and local media support.

If you are interested in partnering with the Zoo to maximize your marketing dollars to families with strong economic buying power, give us a call and we can create a package exclusively for you.

Commemorative Gifts

Make a gift in honor of a friend, relative or colleague for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and holidays. Memorial gifts can also be made.

  • Your honoree will be notified of your thoughtfulness and you will receive an acknowledgment for your gift.
  • Remember to include the name of the person you are honoring when you make your gift.

Dillons Community Rewards

Sedgwick County Zoo has joined the Dillons Community Rewards program!

The Zoo will get credit for every purchase* you make using your registered Plus card. The more you shop with Dillons, the more opportunity the Zoo has to earn even bigger rewards. It's that easy!

The Zoo's NPO number is 32357.

To begin supporting the Zoo you must have things to register:
• A Plus card, which is available at any store by asking an associate
• A valid email address, which can be obtained from any free online service and can be anonymous
• A personalized account at our website, which again can be anonymous


  1. Visit our website at
  2. Click on "Register" at the top of the page
  3. Enter your email address, password, zip code (select preferred store) and check the box if you desire to receive email communication from us
  4. Click on "Creat Account" at the bottom of the page
  5. You will receive an email confirmation to your inbox, to activate your account click on the link in the body of the email and enter your sign in information to confirm


  1. Members must visit our website at
  2. Sign in OR Create an account (see above on creating an online account at their website)
  3. Click on "Enroll Now"
  4. Enter the 5-digit NPO and search - Zoo's NPO is 32357
  5. Select your Organization and click on "Enroll"

*Specific purchases that cannot be included are: alcohol, tobacco, fuel, Pharmacy purchases with gov't assistance (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare), postage, bottle deposits, lottery, Western Union, other customer services, promotional tickets, sales tax, banner gift cards, reloadable gift card products (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Green Dot). Please see FAQs at Dillons website for a complete list of exclusions.

Contributing Members

Become a contributing member and receive membership benefits plus unlimited, free admission to the Zoo for one year plus invitations to exclusive events. Donor level memberships also include additional guest privileges.

Associate: $425
One year, free admission for your family group (two named adults living in the same home plus all children under age 21) and up to THREE guests each time you visit. Join Now >

Patron: $600.00
One year, free admission for your family group (two named adults living in the same home plus all children under age 21) and up to FOUR guests each time you visit. Join Now >

Benefactor: $1,500.00
One year, free admission for your family group (two named adults living in the same home plus all children under age 21) and up to SIX guests each time you visit. Join Now >

Your Decision Today
Can Ensure Our Tomorrow

When you consider how Sedgwick County Zoo has flourished during its brief history, what you might foresee for its future is nothing short of breathtaking. Today your Zoo is a resource not only to our community, but to the many rare and endangered species it works to protect; to the children of all ages who learn about the natural world here; to the thousands of visitors from throughout our region and the world who have made it the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas. As one of America's 10 largest zoos in acreage, it is also among the top 20 in species variety.

But the Zoo's rise to such prominence was no accident. Each progressive step we've taken was made possible through the generosity of people like you, people who recognize our unique role in not only protecting and preserving our natural treasures, but also in nurturing and sustaining this community treasure.

It is in this spirit of consideration, of commitment to nature and to posterity, that Sedgwick County Zoo has established a program for planned giving. For people like you who care deeply about animals, about our community, and about the future, here is an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that honors both the donors and the things they care about. 

Please contact us if you have chosen to remember Sedgwick County Zoo in your estate planning, or if you would like further details on ways to include the Zoo in your plans. A gift to Sedgwick County Zoo in your estate plan will build our endowment and support programs to assure a future Zoo for generations to come.

Sedgwick County Zoo Key Staff download pdf
Sedgwick County Zoological Society Board of Trustees download pdf
Audit: December 31, 2013 and 2012 download pdf
Sedgwick County Zoological Foundation 990 download pdf
Sedgwick County Zoological Society 990: 2013 download pdf
Donor Privacy Policy download pdf
Development Director:   Steve Onken
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212
t: (316) 660-9453
t: (316) 266-8209
Hours of Operation
Summer Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
Open 364 Days a Year!*
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 10, 2016 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).