Grow Wild Society - Donor Membership

Grow Wild Society

Begin your donor membership and become a Zoo partner.

The Grow Wild Society is at the forefront of the evolution of the Zoo. It was formed to develop, enhance, and grow a new base of support for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium; to cultivate and engage donors; and to help advance the Zoo’s mission of caring for the animals we exhibit while ensuring the future of wildlife worldwide.

Your membership in the Grow Wild Society will give you a close partnership with the Zoo while supporting our vital mission and current programs. The Grow Wild Society encourages all members to become more involved with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, in the hopes that it will lead to greater support for our animals, conservation efforts, and education programs.  Please click the Donate Now button below to start your membership today in the Grow Wild Society.

How Donation Works

All Memberships in the Grow Wild Society includes:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours guided by curators with special access not available to the general public
  • Special events at the Zoo
  • Opportunities to invite your friends to join you at special events at the Zoo
  • Unique recognition for Grow Wild Society Members

Membership in the Grow Wild Society (GWS) is based on annual donations to the Zoo. Membership lasts for a 12-month period from the date that the qualifying donation amount is received. Gifts may be donated annually, or pledged over a 12-month period with contributions given monthly.

GWS levels of support are categorized by annual gifts of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000. For gifts greater than $10,000, please contact Emily Beyer, our Development Associate, by email at ebeyer@pittsburghzoo.org or via telephone at 412-365-2503.

Donor Benefit Levels

  • Family Zoo Membership plus 16 complimentary Zoo admission passes
  • Private invitation to Grow Wild Society events 
  • Three behind-the-scenes tours for up to six people on each tour
  • Reduced admission to educational programs and other special lectures throughout the year
  • Education program sent to a qualifying classroom of your choice*
  • Discounts on travel opportunities with Zoo curators
  • Discounted facility rentals at the Zoo
  • Zoo tickets donated to Tickets4Kids (50) on your behalf 
  • Zoo birthday party for a child, or one week of Zoo Camp for a child 
  • Award winning photograph signed by acclaimed Zoo photographer Paul Selvaggio
*The Zoo can visit a school of your choice in a Zoomobile full of exciting live animals and biofacts for an interactive presentation. Programs can be conducted for preschool through grade 12 from September 3 – April 16, pending availability. Advance registration is required.
  • Family Zoo Membership plus 12 complimentary Zoo admission passes
  • Private invitations to Grow Wild Society events 
  • Two behind-the-scenes tours for up to six people on each tour
  • Reduced admission to educational programs and other special lectures throughout the year
  • Education program sent to a qualifying classroom of your choice*
  • Discounts on travel opportunities with Zoo curators
  • Discounted facility rentals at the Zoo
  • Zoo tickets donated to Tickets4Kids (25) on your behalf 

*The Zoo can visit a school of your choice in a Zoomobile full of exciting live animals and biofacts for an interactive presentation. Programs can be conducted for preschool through grade 12 from September 3 – April 16, pending availability. Advance registration is required.  

  • Family Zoo Membership plus eight complimentary Zoo admission passes
  • Private invitations to Grow Wild Society events 
  • Two behind-the-scenes tours for up to six people on each tour
  • Reduced admission to educational programs and other special lectures throughout the year
  • Education program sent to a qualifying classroom of your choice*
  • Opportunities to travel with Zoo curators

*The Zoo can visit a school of your choice in a Zoomobile full of exciting live animals and biofacts for an interactive presentation. Programs can be conducted for preschool through grade 12 from September 3 – April 16, pending availability. Advance registration is required. 

  • Family Zoo Membership plus four complimentary Zoo admission passes
  • Private invitations to Grow Wild Society events 
  • One behind-the-scenes tour for up to six people
  • Reduced admission to educational programs and other special lectures throughout the year

Affiliated Membership

An affiliated membership donor level is available for individuals who own small companies or manage family foundations. Affiliated members enjoy similar benefits to those included in a GWS membership. Donations can be made a number of ways, including board giving, annual appeal, Contributors Choice (United Way), and restricted gifts. For more information on affiliated memberships, contact us at 412-365-2503.

Questions or Concerns?

You can contact us by phone at 412-365-2503 or email donate@pittsburghzoo.org.