The Phoenix Zoo offers many ways to pay tribute to someone special including, plaques, benches, tiles and other opportunities to show your care and concern. We will inform the recipient of your gift and how it helps the Zoo accomplish its mission of advancing the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

To discuss naming opportunities, please contact Klaria Corella at 602.286.3830 or

Handprints in Glass Donor Wall – Sold Out!

Handprints in Glass

Handprints in Glass

The Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary’s Handprints in Glass Donor Wall offered Phoenix Zoo supporters a unique and enduring way to showcase their dedication to the Zoo.
As the first wall of its kind in the country, the Handprints in Glass Donor Wall is an impactful, colorful wall of casted handprints located in the Zoo’s Entry Oasis. As it catches the desert sun, the wall glows in shades of red, green, blue, yellow and purple — a stunning work of art that Zoo supporters are a part of!
Proceeds from the wall will help build a 500-seat amphitheater on the Zoo’s Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trail, featuring sweeping lakeside views and state-of-the-art backstage animal holding facilities.

Handprints in Glass Tile Wall

Handprints in Glass Tile Wall

Joyce Corrigan Animal Care Center Tile Wall – SOLD OUT

Tile measures 6” x 6” and can be engraved up to four lines, 13 characters per line. Please note: This tile wall is not accessible to the public. Visitors would need a staff escort to view the memorial.

Digital Donor Board – Gifts of $250 and above

In memoriam gifts of $250 or more will have the person’s name listed on the “In Memory Of” section of the scrolling video donor board near the Zoo’s entrance.

Engraved Capstone, Harmony Farm – Gifts of $1,000

Harmony Farm capstones are 12” across at the widest point by 8” high. Capstones can be engraved up to seven lines, 14 characters per line.

Engraved Capstone, Children’s Trail – Gifts of $2,000

These capstones measure 18” across at the widest point by 10.5” high. Capstones can be engraved up to seven lines, 18 characters per line.

Engraved Bench Plaque – Gifts of $5,000

Plaques can be engraved up to four lines, 28 characters per line. Bench placement is based on donor preference, but location is not guaranteed.

Adopt a Carousel Animal – Gifts of $10,000, $15,000 and $25,000

Adopt an animal on the beautiful, hand-painted Endangered Species Carousel. These magical, playful carousel animals are sure to bring out the inner child in everyone. Located near the Zoo’s main lake, the carousel is a unique work of art; hand carved and painted by skilled craftsmen. Adopting a carousel animal is a lasting way to honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion. Adoption of a carousel animal is for the life of the carousel animal (an average of eight years) and a personalized plaque on your chosen animal will reflect your special message or honorarium. Plaque size is 5” x 7”. Font size and characters per line varies based on plaque verbiage.

Please contact the Development department at 602.286.3830 or for information.