Conservation Patrons

You can be a hero.

The race to save the last of the wild is accelerating. With your help, WCS can turn the threat of loss into the promise of conservation. Your annual gift will advance our efforts on all fronts.

As a Conservation Patron, you can help ensure a future for the earth's most magnificent creatures and the habitats critical to their survival. Patrons are connected to WCS in numerous ways through opportunities to meet some of the conservationists and program specialists and experience an insider's view of WCS. You will receive benefits and exclusive access in recognition of your generosity, including exclusive access to our facilities and programs, expert-led tours of our zoos and aquarium, and special events with our curators, conservationists, and program specialists.

Please join WCS as a Conservation Patron today.


Annual Contribution $1,500–$2,499


  • Exclusive newsletter and e-mail updates about WCS's efforts to save wildlife and wild places
  • Direct access to the Patrons team via designated Patron telephone line and e-mail address
  • Opportunities to attend regional lectures, conferences, and workshops
  • Invitations to two exclusive Conservation Patrons events, including:
    • Family-oriented celebrations highlighting the exhibits at our zoos and aquarium, with opportunities to meet our animal keepers
    • Saving the Last of the Wild lecture series featuring prominent conservationists, curators, and program specialists
  • Invitations to special benefit events, including the annual Gala, Sip for the Sea,and Explorers' Party
  • Recognition in the WCS Annual Report
  • Unlimited admission for you and up to five guests to our five wildlife parks, including all special exhibits and attractions
  • Unlimited parking at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium
  • 20% discount at select zoo and aquarium gift shops and restaurants


Annual Contribution $2,500–$4,999


All Protector level benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to additional exclusive Conservation Patrons events
  • Invitations to webcasts conducted by WCS global program staff
  • Personal assistance and priority enrollment in WCS education programs, including discounted admission
  • Private three-hour tour of the Bronx Zoo for you and up to five guests, arranged at your request


Annual Contribution $5,000–$9,999


All Sustainer level benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary book authored by WCS staff
  • Private full-day tour and lunch at the Bronx Zoo for you and up to five guests, arranged at your request
  • A 10% discount on the standard site fee when you host a private party at the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium
  • Opportunity to reserve parking up to 48 hours in advance of your visit to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium


Annual Contribution $10,000–$24,999


All Guardian level benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to designate your gift
  • Annual briefing from WCS staff
  • Opportunity to discuss your travel itinerary, within a WCS managed landscape, with one of our Conservationists or Program Specialists
  • Private full-day tour and lunch at any WCS park, arranged upon request, for you and up to five guests
  • A signed copy of a complimentary book
  • A 15% discount on standard site fee when you host a private party at the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium

For more information about the Conservation Patrons Program, please call (718) 220-5085 or e-mail

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!

Animals need your help

Elephants, tigers, and gorillas can’t save themselves from guns or bulldozers, but you can. Help raise $50,000 for wildlife before the end of the fiscal year on June 30.