Our visitors learn when they visit the Zoo.

Whether it is through tours, outreach programs, keeper chats, signage, special exhibits or observing zoo animals opportunities abound that provide experiences that excite and inspire children and adults alike to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.

The Florida Black Bear exhibit will help the Zoo advance our mission as a conservation and educational resource by bringing people up close to bears in order to better understand, appreciate, and respect them, and also learn how to effectively live with bears in innovative ways.

Our goal is within reach, but we need your help to complete the project. Gifts of any size will have an immediate impact. There are several ways that you can support this innovative educational habitat.

Mail your gift to
: PO Box 470309, Lake Monroe, FL  32747. Just include the note, “I’m Bear Aware!” in the memo line of the check.

Make your gift by phone by calling the Zoo at 407-323-4450 ext. 100.

 Make your tax deductible gift below today!

Adopt-A-Bear! – $100

You can show your support for the Central Florida Zoo’s Black Bear program by adopting a bear. Your adoption packet will include a beautiful plush bear, Keeper’s notes, photograph, adoption certificate, and two admission tickets to the Zoo to share with family and friends. A portion of your adoption represents a tax deductible gift to support the Zoo’s educational mission.

Bear Cub Member – $250 Annually 

Your gift will allow a group of disadvantaged students to visit the Zoo during the year.

Bear Club Member – $500 Annually

Your tax deductible gift will provide enrichment, such as climbing structures, balls & opportunities for foraging and digging, to promote the physical and psychological well-being of the Central Florida Zoo’s two juvenile bears.

Bear Aware Member – $80 Monthly 

Community presentations are a vital part of our education program and your gift at this level will help provide the additional funds needed to offer this outreach throughout the year.

Bear Advocate Member – $1,000 Annually

Your support allows us to provide top quality care to our resident bears, conduct outreaches in our community, and deliver educational programs at the Zoo. As a bear advocate, you are directly aiding the Zoo’s mission to provide resources that excite and inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife.

Bears – Donate Other Amount (Your Choice)

Your tax deductible contribution to the Central Florida Zoo, in any amount, will help support our Florida Black Bear program that provides education and outreach to community members of all ages.

Special naming opportunities for the Bear Habitat are available. For more information, please contact Julia Krall, Deputy Director, Annual Fund/Membership at 407-323-4450 ext. 135.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE AMOUNT OF THE CONTRIBUTION THAT IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES IS LIMITED TO THE EXCESS OF ANY MONEY AND THE VALUE OF ANY PROPERTY OTHER THAN MONEY CONTRIBUTED BY YOU LESS THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY THE CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS.