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Friends of the Zoo

A committed group of volunteers, supporting the Zoo since 1983.

What do the Friends do?

What does basic membership offer?

Active members are welcome to attend the Friends' bi-monthly meetings.

To find out about how to become a member of 'Friends of Hamilton Zoo', contact us for more information. Or download a brochure here.

Membership is renewable annually on 31 October. Costs are:

For a membership application form, click here

The Friends of Hamilton Zoo Inc. is a registered charitable organisation, so all donations of $5.00 or more can be claimed back for a partial refund from the Inland Revenue Department.

The Friends are an independent organisation and membership applications are not processed by the Zoo. Your membership card will arrive in the mail - present it at Zoo Reception to receive the Friends' discount on admission fees.

Projects / Events 

Hamilton Zoo is very fortunate to have the support of the Hamilton community and beyond. Friends of Hamilton Zoo is one committed group of volunteers who have supported the zoo since 1983. Their members have organised many fundraising activities to support the zoo’s development projects. Over the last two years, Friends of Hamilton Zoo have donated nearly $18,000. This has gone towards:

Hamilton Zoo is very grateful for the generosity and continued support of Friends of Hamilton Zoo.