MEMORIALS AND TRIBUTES

Brookfield Zoo offers a number of ways for donors to make a gift in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one while providing financial support to the Zoo and our mission.


DONATION

To make a cash gift in honor or memory of a loved one, please click the button below:

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TRIBUTES & PLAQUES

HAMILL FAMILY PLAY ZOO DECALS
Nature-inspired Hamill Family Play Zoo wall stickers are a wonderful way to recognize your family, a loved one, or that special child in your life. These decals come in a variety of designs, and are priced at the following ranges: $500, $1,000 and $2,500. Click for more information & to order.

SEVEN SEAS STADIUM PLAQUES
Stadium plaques are available for personalization and placement in the Seven Seas Dolphinarium. The zoo pledges to display the plaques for no less than 15 years from the time of installation. At the end of this time, the donor will have the opportunity to renew this recognition with an additional gift at the prevailing gift amount. Cost determined by proximity to the main dolphin pool, with closest seats being the highest in value. Stadium plaques are priced at the following ranges: $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000. Click for more information & to order.  

TREE PLAQUES
We offer donors the opportunity for recognition for themselves, or a loved one, through the dedication of a tree plaque. Donors may choose to place the plaque at the base of an existing tree on zoo grounds, or they may plant a new tree or sapling for an additional gift. We work with the Society’s horticulture team to install the plaque, which will be displayed for no less than 15 years at Brookfield Zoo. Click for more information & to order. 

TRIBUTE BENCHES
We offer donors the opportunity for recognition for themselves, or a loved one, through the dedication of a bench plaque. These park benches are placed throughout the zoo grounds, which allows donors to participate in this tribute program by supporting the values and mission of the Chicago Zoological Society through long-term recognition. Bench tributes are priced based on selected locations, and recognition is guaranteed for no less than 15 years from the time of installation. Click for more information & to order.  

For more information on CZS Memorials and Tributes, you can contact a CZS staff member at (708) 688-8560 or SafariCircle@czs.org

Please note: The zoo reserves the right to relocate any tribute to an adjacent area, if the zoo determines such relocation is required. All plaques ordered have a line and character limit.