Join the community wall of names that helped to bring the zoo and aquarium to North Alabama.

With the Claim Your Spot program, you can select a square (or a few squares) on the grid overlaying the map of the future zoo and aquarium.  This map, the claimed spots, and a directory of who sponsored the spots will have a permanent placement at the front of the zoo as visitors walk in. This will be one of the rare few chances to have your name, a love one's name, or your business displayed in front of the zoo.  The map will live here virtually until the day the zoo opens its gates.

  • Celebrate loved ones

  • Get one for yourself

  • Commemorate special moments

  • Recognize an organization important to you

Funds raised through this program directly support the purchasing the zoo and aquarium properties.

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  • Permanent display in prominent location at Zoological Park or Education, Research and Conservation Campus

  • Your spot will be displayed on this website with a zoomable map

  • All donors will be listed with the coordinates to their spot in a directory next to the respective map

  • Donors that claim 3 x 3 or larger squares will have the option to place their logo or name directly on the map over those squares

Zoo and Aquarium

NALZS Zoo Concept Map

Choosing Your Spot


There are two options to claiming your spot.  If the missions and causes of the zoo and aquarium resonate strongly with you, then click on the image of the concept map for the zoo and aquarium.  If wildlife education, conservation, and research resonates with you more, then you will want to click on the image of the concept map for the Education, Research, and Conservation Campus.  Each image will open a corresponding pdf document that you will be able to zoom in and out to choose your square.  The square has a North coordinate related to the left side axis and an East coordinate related to the bottom axis.  You will need to place these coordinates in your Claim Your Spot form.

Education, Research, and Conservation Campus

Education, Research, and Conservation Campus