As a nonprofit, our survival and the future of the zoo and aquarium rests in your hands. We have taken the steps to get this effort started.  Now we need you, your friends, and your neighbors help to complete it.  There are many ways to help. When donating or providing other forms of support, remember that if it doesn’t say “A Zoo For You, North Alabama”, it’s not us!” 

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Zoos and aquariums are their communities' treasures.  We want that for our area too.  Giving a general donation will add needed funds to help the Society make that happen.

Image by Ruchindra Gunasekara

Giving even a small amount each month adds up in a big way.  By joining NALZS Palz, you can give a monthly donation and receive special membership benefits all while helping the zoo and aquarium effort.

Volunteer Team

Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofits, zoos, and aquariums.  From time to time we have opportunities for you to participate in our work.  Please sign up to let us know you are interested in volunteering.

Morning Mist over Forest

You can personalize an animal shaped plaque for yourself, your family, a special friend or an organization.  The plaques will be part of a special Fountain Mural of Honor located prominently near the entrance. 

A Baby Humpback Whale Plays Near the Sur

As a business in North Alabama, you have the opportunity to get in and invest on the ground floor of this effort that will ultimately bless our region.  There are several levels of sponsorship and still several naming opportunities.

Image by Diana Parkhouse

Many companies offer some sort of charitable contribution benefit to their employees.  This is a great way to multiply what you give and get your company some recognition.

Image by Lance Anderson

Leave your legacy at the zoo and aquarium. All gifts, unless specified otherwise, go directly into an endowment fund, providing for the future of the zoo and aquarium

Image by Artur Tumasjan

If you are looking for a specific project or programs to give to, we have several that would benefit from your generosity.  They range from a wildlife rehab center to a carousel to our conservation and education programs.



Amazon Smiles:

Contribute while you shop - no extra cost to you.  Select North Alabama Zoological Society as your charity and shop from  If you shop from the Amazon App, turn on AmazonSmile in the app's Settings.

Kroger Community Rewards:

Sign up online to support North Alabama Zoological Society (organization #BT154), and Kroger will donate to the zoo effort every time you use your Kroger card.  If you don't have a Kroger rewards card, you may get one at the customer service desk at any Kroger.



Non-Profit Status:
Governed by a volunteer board of community leaders, North Alabama Zoological Society is recognized as an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Legal Information:
Legal Name: North Alabama Zoological Society
Tax ID number: 84-2793341
Address: PO Box 127, Ryland, AL 35767 USA



North Alabama Zoological Society understands the importance of protecting our donors’ privacy. We value our donors and the support they provide the Society, and will make it our utmost priority to protect their privacy (and identity, if desired). We will show respect to our donors and to the gifts that they give to the Society by ensuring that all staff members, volunteers, and trustees exhibit the highest discretion when dealing with donor records of any kind, including but not limited to financial, personal or organizational information, as well as regulating the way records are accessed, stored, and destroyed. The Society will take steps to ensure our donors’ privacy is protected by divulging donor information only when appropriate and only to appropriate parties. The Society will not sell, trade or share donor’s personal information with anyone else nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations; we will only share personal information once the donor has given the Society specific permission to do so. Our donors can trust that their information is safe with North Alabama Zoological Society.