Micke Grove Zoo

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You can also support the zoo by:

  • VISITING – Micke Grove parking and Zoo entry fees help offset County expenditures for Zoo operations.
  • VOLUNTEERING – Volunteers assist in every aspect of the Zoo, extending the work of paid staff in caring for animals and exhibits, providing program services, and developing special family activities.

 

 

Support Your Micke Grove Zoo

Given to the people of San Joaquin County by local philanthropist Mr. William G. Micke, the Micke Grove Zoo has been inspiring visitors since 1957. Over the decades, Micke Grove Zoo has become a leading resource in science education, a partner in worldwide animal conservation efforts, and a premier destination for families in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

Become a part of Mr. Micke's vision that has inspired visitors to connect with nature every dayShare your passion for Micke Grove Zoo! Your contributions benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo while enhancing education, outreach, conservation, and animal welfare programs.

The Micke Grove Zoological Society is a a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that exists to assist San Joaquin County's management of the zoo by generating community support for the Zoo’s operation and development.

Learn more about the Micke Grove Zoological Society by clicking here.

BECOME A ZOO GUARDIAN

Become a Zoo Guardian and receive exclusive benefits available only to the Zoo's closest supporters.

DONATE A VEHICLE

Support Micke Grove Zoo and clean your garage at the same time. A tax-deductible donation of your unwanted vehicles will support Zoo operations, development and educational programs.

SPONSOR THE ZOO OR AN EVENT

Micke Grove Zoo program and event sponsorship provides excellent exposure for businesses while supporting enriching education activities and family experiences.

MAKE AN IN-KIND DONATION

Explore our wish list to provide an in-kind donation of supplies or services to help off-set operating and equipment costs.  

BECOME A MEMBER!

Become a Micke Grove Zoo member and make a difference in the world we leave for our children and grandchildren.

"ADOPT" A MICKE GROVE ZOO ANIMAL

Add a wild child to your family tree! Whether you have a favorite animal or want to give the "purr-fect" gift, adopting an animal through this sponsorship program will support the operation and development of Micke Grove Zoo.


ZOO GIFT SHOP

You will find wonderful animal and nature-themed gifts for all ages at the store located on the zoo grounds. MGZS members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise.

The gift shop is open daily March - September and weekends and holidays only in all other months, unless otherwise posted on the zoo's information page. 

WILD BITES SNACK BAR

Delicious snacks and entrees are available for purchase. MGZS members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Charcoal and ice are also available for purchase.

The snack bar is open daily March - September and weekends and holidays only in all other months, unless otherwise posted on the zoo's information page. 

 

PLANNED EXHIBITS
requiring funding:

Fossa
$500,000

Snow leopard
$1.2 million

Gibbon
$1.5 million

E-mail the Micke Grove Zoological Society if you would like to become involved in building a new exhibit at Micke Grove Zoo.