Ways to Give

Give Online

Support the Ross Park 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.


Wish Lists

The Ross Park Zoo’s wish lists are our shopping lists 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! We’ve set up our list through Amazon to make your shopping easier.

Give While You Shop

Amazon will donate a portion of the sale when you shop using Amazon Smile. Set the zoo as your charity preference and start shopping!

Give While You Sell

Donate 10% or more of your eBay listing and your item will feature an attention-grabbing charity ribbon! Support the zoo by selecting “Southern Tier Zoological Society” as your eBay charity of choice and reduce your seller fees and enjoy tax savings on your eBay listings!

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 Ross Park Zoo 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 area during member appreciation events
• Invitation to Ross Park Zoo Annual Meeting
• 10% discount on all merchandise in our Zoovenir’s Gift Shop
• Monthly Ross Park Zoo email updates
• Bridge connection: Admission to Discovery Center, Roberson Museum, Kopernik Observatory & Phelps Mansion Museum for a reduced rate
• Free or reduced admission to participating reciprocal zoos, aquariums & gardens in the United States

Membership Levels

(2) additional guests each visit, (8) tickets to special events of your choice, (4) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend

Giving Level
$500.00 – $999.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (8) tickets to special events of your choice, (8) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, behind the scenes Wild Encounter for up to (3) people

Giving Level
$1,000.00 – $2,499.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (12) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, behind the scenes Wild Encounter for up to (3) people

Giving Level
$2,500.00 – $4,999.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (16) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, behind the scenes Wild Encounter for up to (3) people

Giving Level
$5,000.00 – $9,999.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (20) complimentary Ross Park 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

Giving Level
$10,000.00+

Membership Form

Join our leadership giving program by making a contribution online, or download the Red Panda Society membership form and mail to:

Ross Park Zoo
Attn: Membership
185 Park Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903

Planned Giving

Make the Ross Park 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.

Start Planning Today

• Set up a bequest, conveyed through your will
• Set up a trust that benefits the Ross Park Zoo
• Provide gifts of real estate or other assets
• Name the Ross Park 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 Ross Park Zoo to consult their own legal or financial advisor’s when selecting the giving opportunity that best expresses their generosity.