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Without an admission fee, support from the community keeps the Henry Vilas Zoo going strong.  Families from all walks of life can visit the zoo and connect with the natural world. With your gift, you're helping to ensure that this unique community resource remains for many generations to come.

How to Give

Donations are tax-deductible and can be given on our secure online giving form below.  You can also mail your donation to Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo, the zoo's 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, at the following address:

Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo, 606 South Randall Avenue, Madison, WI 53715.

With any questions about donating to the zoo, membership renewal, monthly donations, honorary gifts, adopting an animal, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, or volunteering, please contact us at (608) 258-9490 or

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