We need your help to build the new Arctic Passage and
bring the bears back to Madison!
We need your help to raise the final $1.1 million to complete the Arctic Passage. Donations can be made on our website by clicking here or by calling the Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo at (608) 258-9490.
Hey Kids - you can help too! Make Pennies for Polar Bears by making and filling a recycled bear bank. Click here for more information and instructions.
Information on all donor recognition and naming opportunities for the Arctic Passage are available by calling Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo at (608) 258-9490. All donations at the $1,000 level and above will also be recognized on our Arctic Passage Donor Wall.
About the Arctic Passage
The new state-of-the-art exhibit is scheduled to break ground in early 2014. The Arctic Passage is the biggest renovation your Henry Vilas Zoo has ever seen and will provide guests with many exciting features including special conservation and sustainability components, our zoo's first indoor restaurant, and beautiful new exhibits for bears and seals.
Your support helped us to complete our new state-of-the-art Animal Health Center in early Spring, 2013. This state-of-the-art care facility helps us to provide best-in-class whole life health care to all of our zoo animals.
We are also looking forward to the arrival of a new male lion from Seattle, Washington's Woodland Park Zoo in early 2014 thanks to your generous donations on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013!
Without you, we could not continue to improve and grow. There is so much in store for our future as we look toward greater efforts to conserve our planet's natural wonders, and to provide our guests with the chance to travel away from Wisconsin and see the world when they visit Henry Vilas Zoo. Your partnership and support is the vital link that not only allows your Zoo to remain, but to thrive.
Please consider making a designated donation today in support of the Arctic Passage to bring the bears back to Madison! Your gift will help build the state-of-the-art new exhibit!
Thanks to a generous matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor, ALL GIFTS made through January 18, 2014 totaling up to $25,000 were MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR making these donation go even further!
The matching gift challenge was successfully completed, but we still need your help to raise the final $1.1 million to complete the Arctic Passage. Donations can be made on our website by clicking here or by calling the Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo at (608) 258-9490.