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Would you like to adopt or sponsor a bench to honor your family, a passed loved one, or business for decades to come? As part of our initiative to restore our zoo, we are completely renovating the park, one project at a time and YOU can help! Our current benches are a combination of painted wood, and hand-me-down concrete bus stop benches from 50 years ago and are certainly showing their age. The new benches are made with top-quality, 100% recycled plastic with stainless steel hardware and a life expectancy of at least 80 years! Engraving can be done upon request and is included in the donation cost of the bench. Just click on the link and fill out a short form.
Are you interested in helping out some of your animal friends here at The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo? If so, we’ve made it super easy to shop from home. Help out with our Amazon Wish List! Just click on the link to see exactly what we need! This list is frequently updated by the people that know best what the animals need: our zookeepers! Just scroll through and find the item that best fits your budget and add it to the cart. Packages will be delievered straight to the zoo!
Leave a lasting impression of your support of our train and your zoo or of honoring a loved one, by purchasing a personalized, laser engraved brick. These brick pavers are standard sized bricks, and are displayed near the entrance to our James Gang Train Depot. Proceeds from the brick project helps with the costs of operating the train, acquiring new passenger coaches, as well as funding other zoo projects.
Forms for purchasing a train brick can be found at the gift shop, or HERE to download the form and send it to us. You can also PURCHASE YOUR BRICK ONLINE! Cost for the bricks is $100 for two lines of text and $125 for 3 lines of text. There is a maximum of 18 characters, including spaces and punctuation, per line.