Did you know that Rolling Hills Zoo is one of only a handful of Zoos accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) that does not receive any local or regional tax support to operate?

The Zoo relies solely on donations, membership dues, admissions and grants for funding. Your support is critical to our future. Donations and financial support are particularly important to Rolling Hills Zoo as we are a non-profit organization, given as a gift to the communities that we serve.

Your gift to Rolling Hills Zoo enables us to provide the best care for our rare and endangered animals, gives us the opportunity to offer education programs to thousands of children each year, and allows us to bring traveling exhibits to enhance the mission of our permanent collection.

All donations to Rolling Hills Zoo are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Donors making gifts of $25 or more will receive receipt of their charitable donation, and their name will appear in the Rolling Hills Zoo's Annual Report.


Rolling Hills Zoo offers unique wildlife experiences to our visitors year-round, both in the Zoo and in the Wildlife Museum.  As a non-profit educational organization, we rely on our partnerships with corporate sponsors to help us achieve our mission, programs and events.  These partnerships offer you a unique opportunity to market your business and services in a unique setting. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available as an event sponsor, diorama sponsor or exhibit sponsor.  Please contact Linda Henderson, Director of Development, for additional information – 785-827-9488 ext. 131 or

Memorial Gifts

The Zoo
Making gifts to Rolling Hills Zoo in the form of a memorial is a special way to remember a loved one. Examples of memorial gifts that have been made to the Zoo are beautiful benches, trees planted throughout the park, and flower gardens. The staff at RHZ works closely with family members to ensure each memorial gift is used in a desired manner.

A Memorial or In Honor tree in the Zoo are available for $500. Your gift will be recognized by a plaque at the tree that will last for many years to come. A few varieties of trees currently available are Autumn Blaze Maple, Red Oak, Skyline Locust and Burr Oak. Contact us for a complete list.

Memorial or In Honor benches are available for $1,500 each. The bench will have a plaque placed next to the bench. Contact us for available bench locations.
The Wildlife Museum
The Wildlife Museum relies on diorama donors and other contributors to deliver our message of conservation and education through one of the most unique wildlife museums in the country.

Memorial or In Honor benches are available for $1,500 each. The bench will have a plaque placed next to the bench. Contact us for available bench locations.

Within the Wildlife Museum you will see sponsorship, In Memory, and In Honor Of signs for each diorama. There are a selection of dioramas currently available. All of these include five, ten, or twenty-five year naming rights and can be payable as an annual pledge for one to five years. For information on the availability of dioramas for sponsorship contact us for a complete list.
For more information on these and any other giving opportunities, contact Linda Henderson at 785-827-9488 ext. 131 or

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