Friends of the Zoo

Friends of the Zoo of Springfield, Missouri, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help make Dickerson Park Zoo a first-class facility. Friends of the Zoo generates revenue to fund vital zoo projects and programs through various operations and activities. Two of the most important beneficiaries of Friends of the Zoo fundraising are the conservation education department and Dickerson Park Zoo’s field conservation support.

Become involved in Friends of the Zoo today and show your support for Dickerson Park Zoo!

Friends of the Zoo hosts fundraising events throughout the year. Please call the zoo office (417-833-1570) for more information on sponsorship packages for these or other exciting and fun events:

  • Ball of the Wild
  • Halloween SPOOKTACULAR

Friends of the Zoo also operates the Safari Trading Company gift shop, Bush Country Cafe and the Outpost, Titus Express miniature train ride and animal contact/feeding opportunities. Your purchases in these areas help support Friends of the Zoo’s overall mission of support for Dickerson Park Zoo.

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