Renaissance Circle (RC) Members uphold a tradition of philanthropy that gave the Detroit Zoo its start 85 years ago. Caring families, individuals and business leaders make up this philanthropic membership group and enjoy many special benefits. Each year, the support we receive from our RC Members is an investment in the Detroit Zoo that allows us to remain an acknowledged leader in conservation efforts worldwide and in your own backyard. Become a part of this tradition and make a difference, all while having fun.
You can take advantage of all the exclusive events planned throughout the year for as little as $125 a month. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call (248) 336-5703 or email.
There are five levels of Renaissance Circle, each providing exclusive benefits:
- Invitation to one insider Zoo Experience, plus the annual Renaissance Circle Summer Picnic, MemberFest, Winter Holiday Celebration and Special Exhibit Openings throughout the year
- Behind-the-scenes golf cart tour for up to five people
- Advance purchase of “open” tickets for Zoo Boo that allow you to come any date and time you choose
- 15% discount at the Zoofari Market and Arctic Outpost gift shops
- Recognition at the Renaissance Circle Grotto across from the Zoo’s Rackham Fountain
- Free admission and parking for up to six people per visit to the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo, including Wild Summer Nights summer concert series
- Advance ticket sales to Summer Safari, Summer Zoomance, Wild Beasts, Wild Wine; and Zoo Brew
- Exclusive Members-Only entrances at Main Admissions; seasonal members-only entrance at west entrance from Memorial Day to Labor Day
- A one-year subscription to Habitat, the Detroit Zoological Society’s quarterly magazine, and Zmail, the monthly online newsletter
- Free or reduced admission at more than 100 reciprocal zoos across the country
- Invitation to members Annual Meeting
- Acknowledgement in the Detroit Zoological Society Annual Report
Includes all Donor Circle Benefits plus...
- Invitation to attend two insider Zoo Experiences, plus the annual Renaissance Circle Summer Picnic, Winter Holiday Celebration and Special Exhibit Openings throughout the year
Includes all Ambassador Circle Benefits plus...
- Giraffe Experience for you and 3 guests
Includes all Curator Circle Benefits plus...
- Invitation to attend three insider Zoo Experiences, plus the annual Renaissance Circle Summer Picnic, Winter Holiday Celebration and Special Exhibit Openings throughout the year
$15,000 and above
Includes all Director Circle benefits plus…
- Spend a very special Day at the Zoo for you and one guest. Visit your favorite animals and attractions during a day custom designed just for you and your interests