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.
For more information or to make a tribute, contact the Zoo Friends Office at (314) 646-4771 or fill out the online form
Commemorative Brick Program
The North Arrival Brick Plaza in front of The Living World is centered around the existing rocky sculpture, a well-known landmark for climbing children and popular photo site for our visitors. It features four types of bricks laid in rings around the existing sculpture and fountain.
When you purchase a commemorative brick to be placed at the North Entrance of the Zoo, your gift will support our conservation efforts both at the Zoo and around the world. These bricks are a great way to honor the memory of a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or proclaim your family’s love of 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, contact the Zoo's Development Office at (314) 646-4691 or
order your brick online
Donations are fully tax deductible.