Looking for ways to contribute to the Zoo without donating cash? The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park accepts donations of all kinds. Our animals benefit from a variety of new, used, and recycled goods. Drop offs can be made any day of the week during normal business hours. 

Donations Wishlist for Guest Services

  • Radio Flyer Wagons, double seated.
  • Wheelchairs
  • Wood Pellets
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Scrub Sponges

Donations Wishlist for Education Department

  • Small Coolers for outreach (hard sided with locking lid)
  • Washable paints and other art supplies
  • Classroom Rug
  • Plastic Toy Animals
  • Saftey glasses/goggles

Donations Wishlist for Animals

  • Honey
  • Sonotubes
  • Plastic barrels
  • Cake pans
  • Jello molds
  • Egg cartons
  • Paper tubes (TP and paper towel)
  • Hand held scrub brushes
  • Simple Green d Pro 3
  • Bleach
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hard plastic Boomer Balls
  • 5 gallon buckets (kitty litter or Home Store type
  • Unseasoned meat (venison, beef, chicken, pork, etc.)
  • Raw bones (deer, beef, pork, etc.)
  • Ox tails
  • Food scales
  • Water cooled bottles
  • PVC pipes
  • Firehose
  • Hand warmers
  • Boot dryer
  • Pallet jack
  • Unflavored gelatin

Donations Wishlist for Maintenance

  • Leaf Rakes
  • Snow Shovels
  • Square Nosed Dirt Shovels
  • Table Saw
  • Natural Mulch
  • 2 Stroke Oil
  • Miscellaneous Maintenance Tools and Supplies