Tribute Fund

The Saint Louis Zoo Friends Tribute Fund provides a convenient and thoughtful way for you to celebrate a birthday, anniversary and special occasion or to remember a loved one.

With your gift, the honoree or designated person receives a card acknowledging your contribution. The card provides your name as a donor, but the amount of the gift is not indicated. You will receive a card acknowledging your gift, with amount indicated. This serves as a receipt for tax purposes. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Make a Tribute Online Now

For more information or to make a tribute, please contact the Zoo Friends Office at (314) 646-4771.

Commemorative Brick Program

Construction is underway for the new North Arrival Brick Plaza in front of The Living World. The new plaza will be centered around the existing rocky sculpture, a well-known landmark for climbing children and popular photo site for our visitors. It will feature four types of bricks laid in rings around the existing sculpture and fountain, and is scheduled to open November 2014.

By purchasing a brick in this plaza, you will be supporting The Living Promise Campaign. The Campaign is now in its final year, and has been generating impressive additions and improvements to our Zoo. The new South Arrival Experience and pedestrian bridge, Sea Lion Sound, our new maintenance center, and Elephant Woods were all provided for by this Campaign. And with a number of projects remaining – including Polar Bear Point, Grizzly Ridge, and the nearly complete trio in River's Edge - Sun Bear Forest, Andean Bear Range and Painted Dog Preserve, the Campaign will have lasting effects throughout the Zoo.

There are four types of bricks available:

4″ x 8″ Clay Brick - $500

8″ x 8″ Clay Brick - $1,250

8″ x 8″ Limestone Brick - $2,500

8″ x 8″ Granite Brick with Animal Etching - $5,000

The 4" x 8" brick has room for two lines of text, while the 8" x 8" bricks have room for three lines of text. Each line of text can have up to 14 characters per line including spaces. All text will be in capital letters and center aligned. The granite brick may have one of the following animals etched above your text: penguin, turtle, elephant, gorilla, butterfly or lion.

If you are interested in a brick in the North Arrival Brick Plaza, please order your brick online or contact Amanda Nappier in the Zoo's Development Office at (314) 646-4821 or