We invite you or your organization to

Support The David Traylor Zoo

Become an EFOZ Member

We are proud that admission to the Zoo is complimentary. In order to sustain that, we rely heavily on our generous members. Your membership fees help with animal purchases, holiday lights, library materials, support of education programs and new and continued maintenance of exhibits.

Donate in Honor or Memory of Loved Ones & Friends

The Emporia Friends of the Zoo are the recipient of donations in honor or memory of loved ones and friends. To have a plaque placed on the Memorial Wall, in their name, requires a $50 minimum donation.

Volunteer with Us

Volunteering is important and goes a long way towards creating a great community Zoo. Whether you want to be a Docent (teacher), help with certain operations or something else, we want you to be a part of our team!

Contribute to our Wish List

We can always use donated items at the Zoo. Click the button below to see our “Wish List.”

Give a Legacy Gift

You can leave a legacy of love for both your community and our Zoo animals when you make a lifetime, legacy gift to Emporia Friends of the Zoo. Contact us today to discuss how you can help our Zoo live on.

Become a Sponsor

Certain events, exhibits and other items are available for sponsorship at our annual auction, as well as in other situations throughout the year. If you would like a fun, great way to promote your business and help your community, contact us today!

Donate to Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) Program

Please consider adding a donation for the Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) Program. These funds will be used to conserve the SAFE species for future generations.

Donate to #GivingZooDay

A donation to our #GivingZOOday campaign will provide resources and care for our animals, along with supporting our conservation and education efforts for the  next generation to carry on our important work of saving species from extinction.

Zoo operations & projects are expensive.

We invite you or your organization to become members of the Emporia Friends of the Zoo. All memberships as well as donations are tax deductible and provide help necessary to achieve goals for various Zoo projects.