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What We Do

The NMBPS raises funds from:

  • Donations received through private foundations, individuals and businesses
  • Memberships (currently at 19,157 households or 78,434 individuals)
  • BioPark Parent Sponsorship Program
  • Special Events
  • State Lobbying Efforts
  • Grants
  • Special Fundraising Campaigns. (ex. Capital Campaign)
  • Special Activities (Ex. Art Gone Wild animal painting sales, Behind-the-Scenes Tours)
  • Annual Appeals
  • Memorial/Honorariums
  • Planned Giving
  • Each time someone feeds the fish and ducks, throws a coin in a fountain, feeds the giraffes, rides a pedal boat, takes a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel, or uses an ATM machine, all those funds directly support the BioPark.


We are responsible for operating:

  • Pedal Boat and Endangered Species Carousel rides
  • Lorikeet and Giraffe Feeding


Our events:


We are responsible for funding:

  • A full time year-round education employee for the Animal Encounters Bird Show
  • A part time education / camp teacher
  • The BioVan and the Rio Ranger extension program
  • Partially fund  Zoo to You, mobile outreach program visiting schools statewide
  • A front entrance office position
  • 20 National and International conservation projects 

Through donor support, the NMBPS has funded:

The construction or renovation of many exhibits including Chimps, Birds of the Americas, Amphibians: Life on a limb, The Gorilla Playroom, Africa, The Children’s Fantasy Garden, The Jelly fish and coral reef exhibits, Heritage Farm and many more.


View recent projects NMBPS has Funded