Become a Corporate Partner

The Maryland Zoo is an iconic regional landmark, with a rich tradition of connecting the community to wildlife and to each other. The Zoo is proud to offer a series of corporate membership, sponsorship, and other partnership opportunities for organizations, in an effort to encourage even more engagement, education, and conservation within the surrounding communities. These partnership opportunities also offer an incredible opportunity for local businesses and organizations to connect with each other. Feel good about how you invest in the community!


Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Corporate Membership

Corporate memberships are an annual membership opportunity for businesses to support the Zoo and access exclusive benefits and discounts.

Price range:

  • $2,500 – $25,000

Benefits include:

  • Zoo admission tickets to share with your employees and clients
  • Your website link on the Zoo’s corporate membership page
  • 15% discount on household Zoo memberships for all company employees
  • And more! (Based on corporate membership level)

Learn all about our corporate membership offerings, including our brand-new small business, school, and residential property memberships.

View Corporate Membership Options

Our corporate membership team is available to review these opportunities and benefits, answer any questions you may have, or invite you for a tour of the Zoo. Please reach out to us at corporatemembership@marylandzoo.org.

Event Sponsorship

The Zoo offers a selection of premier sponsorship opportunities available to businesses, organizations, and sponsors looking to align themselves with the education, conservation, and family-centric programming the Zoo delivers.

BUNNY BONANZOO

Bunny BonanZoo is a community tradition at the Zoo. Each year 10,000-15,000 people from Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C., and beyond, visit the Zoo during the Bunny BonanZoo weekend to take part in family-friendly festivities and see the Zoo’s wide and varied collection of more than 1,500 animals and 200 species. Located in the Zoo, the event offers fun for the whole family. On Easter weekend, our Bunny BonanZoo guests participate in activities that include Easter egg hunts, unique games, arts and crafts, and live entertainment! Special animal-related activities also take place within the Zoo, including animal enrichment, such as the delivery of giant paper maché Easter eggs filled with treats for the animals and keeper chats.

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  • Presenting sponsor: $15,000
  • Photo booth sponsor: $5,000
  • Automotive sponsor: $5,000
  • In-kind sponsorship*

BREW AT THE ZOO

Brew at the Zoo is a Memorial Day weekend tradition at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Each year, thousands of people from Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C. and beyond, visit the Zoo during Brew at the Zoo weekend to participate in the event festivities. Located in the Zoo’s beautiful Waterfowl Lake, the event offers fun for both the over-21 crowd and the whole family. Brew at the Zoo is the Zoo’s biggest fundraiser and couples food and beverage with music and fun. Tickets are required and include admission to the Zoo, unlimited beer and wine tastings, a commemorative Maryland Zoo tasting glass, three live bands per day, and access to food and artisan vendors.

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  • Presenting sponsor: $25,000
  • Tasting cup sponsor: $15,000
  • Main stage sponsor: $10,000
  • DJ stage sponsor: $6,000
  • Automotive sponsor: $5,000
  • Animal enrichment sponsor: $5,000
  • Designated driver sponsor: $4,000
  • Supporting sponsor opportunities: $3,000 each
  • In-kind sponsorship*

WINE IN THE WILDERNESS

The Zoo is well-known for its beer festivals, including Brew at the Zoo and OktoBEARfest, and why wouldn’t we be? Baltimore is a beer town! But we are also a city full of wine lovers, so let’s celebrate that! At Wine in the Wilderness, guests will enjoy unlimited wine sampling, live music, food and artisan vendors, all while taking in the serene sights and sounds of a wooded-portion of our beautiful campus. Guests will also get to visit with some of our Maryland-native species, like the North American river otter and bobcat. Other event amenities include wine glass favors, a flower-wall backdrop for photos, fun temporary tattoos, along with a few vendors for those who would like to do a little shopping.

View Sponsorship Packet

  • Presenting sponsor: $10,000
  • Bar sponsor: $7,50
  • Dessert sponsor: $5,00
  • Flower wall sponsor: $5,00
  • Community sponsor: $3,500
  • In-kind sponsorship*

OKTOBEARFEST

OktoBEARfest is an outdoor beer festival featuring delicious comfort food, live performances, Oktoberfest-themed activities and over fifty seasonal brews from both local and national brands. With an expected attendance of 5,000, we will host guests from all parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, DC and beyond. Tickets are required and include admission to the Zoo, unlimited beer tastings, live music, a souvenir tasting cup and access to food and artisan vendors.

View Sponsorship Packet

  • Presenting sponsor: $30,000
  • Main stage sponsor: $10,000
  • Tasting glass sponsor: $15,000
  • Photo booth sponsor: $5,000
  • Automotive sponsor: $5,0000
  • Animal enrichment sponsor: $5,000
  • Designated driver sponsor: $4,000
  • Supporting sponsor opportunities: $3,000 each
  • In-kind sponsorship*

ZOO BOO!

Zoo BOO! is a Halloween season tradition at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Each year more than 15,000 guests from Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C., and beyond, visit the Zoo during the two-day Zoo BOO! Halloween festival. Located in the Zoo’s beautiful Waterfowl Lake Field, the event offers fun for the whole family. The outdoor venue is transformed by all things fall and Halloween-themed, complete with pumpkins, straw bales, trick-or-treat stations, bounce houses, and more! From trick-or-treating and live entertainment to carnival games and a not-so-spooky hay maze, there is something to do for every ghost, ghoul, and goblin.

View Sponsorship Packet

  • PRESENTING SPONSOR VALUE $15,000
  • Entertainment stage sponsor: $7,500
  • Photo booth sponsor: $5,000
  • Automotive sponsor: $5,000
  • NOT-SO-SPOOKY hay maze sponsor: $5,000
  • Bounce house sponsor: $3,500 each
  • Trick-or-treat station sponsor: $2,000 each
  • In-kind sponsorship*

ZOO ZOOM

Here’s your chance to RUN WILD through the Zoo! Join the Maryland Zoo and Charm City Run for Zoo Zoom, a morning of fnu, featuring a 5k run (timed) and 1-mile family fun walk (not timed). Whether you have the speed of a cheetah or pace of a tortoise, this event has something for everyone.

View Sponsorship Packet

  • Presenting sponsor: $15,000
  • Medal sponsor: $7,500
  • Photo booth sponsor: $5,000
  • Mile marker sponsor: $3,000 each
  • Supporting sponsor: $1,000 each
  • In-kind sponsor*

*The Maryland Zoo considers in-kind donations for all levels of sponsorship. Sponsorship fees may be waived in exchange for providing goods and services that are budget-relieving to the Zoo. These opportunities are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Our sponsorship team is available to review these marketing opportunities or discuss a more customized partnership based on your needs and level of contribution. Please contact sponsorships@marylandzoo.org or Colleen Burch colleen.burch@marylandzoo.org.

Habitat Sponsorship

Sponsoring one of our animal habitats will give your brand feel-good exposure to one of the most valuable audiences around, the Zoo visitor. Habitat sponsorship opportunities are available in a wide range of values, in areas all throughout the Zoo.

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SPECIES SPONSOR

  • Value: $7,500
  • Species available: Birds at Crane Barn, Snowy Owl, Hellbender, Bobcat, animals in the Cave, Box Turtle, Alpaca, KuneKune Pigs, Sheep, Miniature Donkeys, Trumpeter Swans, Longhorn, Cape Porcupine, Eagle, Tortoise, Kudu, Addra Gazelle, Warthog, Okapi, Crocodile, Panamanian Golden Frog, Lemur Lane primates
  • Experiences available: Giant Tree Slide

HABITAT SPONSOR

  • Value: $12,500
  • Habitats available: Prairie Dog, Otter, Grizzly Bear, Flamingo, Sitatunga, African Watering Hole (rhino, zebra, ostrich), Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Chimp Forest, Goat Corral

LARGE HABITAT SPONSOR

  • Value: $20,000
  • Habitats Available: Marsh Aviary, African Aviary, Penguin Coast, Elephant
  • Experiences Available: Penguin Encounters, Giraffe Feeding Station

OTHER LARGE SPONSOR

Electric Shuttle

  • Value: $10,000

African Penguin Breeding Season

  • Value: $25,000

Ride Sponsor

  • Value: $50,000
  • Train: Hosting ~50,000 riders per year, the train is a great way to explore the Zoo from a different vantage point.
  • Carousel: Hosting ~30,000 riders per year, the carousel provides dizzying fun to children and adults, alike.

Our sponsorship team is available to review these opportunities or discuss a more customized partnership based on your needs and level of contribution. Please contact sponsorships@marylandzoo.org or Colleen Burch colleen.burch@marylandzoo.org

Company Outings & Corporate Rentals

The Zoo offers a variety of unique venue spaces that are perfect for company picnics, dinners, happy hours, parties, and more. Add an educational and engaging element to your next company outing!

Corporate Rentals

Our rentals team is available to discuss the best Zoo rental space for your event. Please reach out to us at rentals@marylandzoo.org.