General Donation

Support the Binghamton Zoo’s daily operating costs by making an online donation today! Donations go into our general fund, and go a long way to helping us provide an educational and recreational facility for all to enjoy.

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Red Panda Society

The Red Panda Society, our premier membership, was created to foster an appreciation and dedication within our community for the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. Through annual giving, members of the Red Panda Society will be supporting the animal care, conservation, and education programs that our zoological facility offers to our surrounding communities.

The Red Panda Society will play a critical role in the future of the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. These members, the zoo’s most dedicated and visionary supporters, will have a role in the vitality and progression of the zoo to make sure it is successful for future generations. We thank you for sharing your love of conservation and wildlife education with us!

Red Panda Society Membership Benefits

  • Free admission to the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park for (2) named adults
  • Free admission for children or grandchildren under 18 in the household
  • Opportunity to add (1) named caregiver to the membership (non-reciprocal)
  • Invitation to hospitality room during Members Only Nights
  • Invitation to Binghamton Zoo Annual Meeting
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in our Zoovenir’s Gift Shop
  • Monthly Binghamton Zoo email updates
  • Bridge connection: Admission to Discovery Center, Roberson Museum, Kopernik Observatory & Phelps Mansion Museum for only $3.00
  • Free or reduced admission to participating reciprocal zoos, aquariums & gardens in the United States

Membership Types

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Type Giving Level Additional Benefits
Advocate $500 – $999 (2) additional guests each visit, (8) tickets to special events of your choice, (4) complimentary Binghamton Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend
Ambassador $1,000 – $2,499 (4) additional guests each visit, (8) tickets to special events of your choice, (8) complimentary Binghamton Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, behind the scenes Wild Encounter for up to (3) people
Protector $2,500 – $4,999 (4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (12) complimentary Binghamton Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, behind the scenes Wild Encounter for up to (3) people
Guardian $5,000 – $9,999 (4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (16) complimentary Binghamton Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, behind the scenes Wild Encounter for up to (3) people
Champion $10,000+ (4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (20) complimentary Binghamton Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, behind the scenes Wild Encounter for up to (3) people, complimentary use of the Ross Park pavilions and/or the Ross Park Amphitheater for (1) private function

Membership Form

Donate online or mail completed PDF form to Binghamton Zoo, 185 Park Ave, Binghamton, NY 13903.

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Wish List

The Binghamton Zoo’s wish list is our shopping list of items needed to keep our animals happy and healthy. Choose from our general lists, or pick out a special enrichment item for the animals!

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Planned Giving

Make the Binghamton Zoo part of your family by leaving a gift through your will or estate. Wills, trusts, and estate plans are all excellent ways to leave a planned gift and help the future of America’s 5th Zoo. A planned gift demonstrates your support for our institution and helps provide stability and security as we move toward a brighter future.

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  • Set up a bequest, conveyed through your will
  • Set up a trust that benefits the Binghamton Zoo
  • Provide gifts of real estate or other assets
  • Name the Binghamton Zoo in a new or existing life insurance policy
  • Transfer retirement accounts, IRAs, and 401(k) plans

We strongly advise anyone considering a gift to the Binghamton Zoo to consult their own legal or financial advisor’s when selecting the giving opportunity that best expresses their generosity.