Engraved Bricks

A Magical Pathway

The Zoo Brick Project began in 1998 as an ongoing fundraising effort to support the Zoo. Each brick is engraved with a custom inscription of the purchaser’s choice. The bricks are placed along the walkway and plaza encompassing the River Otter exhibit, Train Depot and Alligator exhibit.

Inscription Information

You must complete an inscription for each brick you purchase
Please feel free to copy this form if you wish to order multiple bricks
Punctuation and blank spaces are counted as characters
Inscriptions on this form will be automatically centered on the brick
Please follow the inscription specifications


The example below illustrates an inscription for a 4” x 9” brick. The inscription area is up to 3 lines, 12 characters per line. Small bricks are $40 each.

I N   H O N O R   O F  
  J O H N   S  M I  T H  


The example below illustrates an inscription for a 9" x 9" brick.  The inscription area is up to 5 lines, 13 characters per line. Large bricks are $250 each.

      I    N       H   O   N   O   R        O   F      
   J  O  H   N                
   S  M  I  T  H              

You will receive an acknowledgement letter and you will be notified once your brick has been completed. Please allow 2-4 months for completion of bricks. Orders received between late summer and early spring may not be placed until the Zoo reopens.

Please keep in mind that additional bricks ordered at the same time may be placed near or adjacent to each other in the walkway, should space allow. Due to the overwhelming response, we are unable to honor any special placement requests. The Saginaw Valley Zoological Society reserves the right to refuse any submission it deems unsuitable for the purposes described in this offer.

Click here to order your Engraved Brick today!


Bring the Zoo Outreach Program to your school for an exciting education experience featuring live animals from the Children’s Zoo!

The Zoo Outreach Program brings live animals and biological artifacts to your classroom! Each presentation introduces your students to up to three of our animals for an up-close-and-personal glimpse into the animal kingdom. Students learn fascinating information about each animal and how they fit into the world around them. We will also share information about conservation and environmental issues related to the animals we bring and provide examples of how your students can help.

Each experience is exciting and interesting, filled with fun facts, trivia and fascinating stories about our animals and how they impact our lives. With our program, your students will have the opportunity to gain a new respect for the animal kingdom and increase their knowledge of environmental concerns in the world in which we live.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation if time permits. Animals can be scheduled for no more than 3 sessions per day. A reservation is required, along with a donation, according to the list of lessons available below.


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Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade ($100 per session, 30 minutes each)

2nd Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

3rd Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

4th Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

5th Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

6th and 7th Grades ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

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9th through 12th Grades ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

Download and print the Outreach form (PDF)

If you are interested in bringing the Outreach Program to your classroom, please call us at (989) 759-1408 for availability and reservations. Complete the registration form and return it with payment, at which time your reservation will be confirmed.

Not a classroom, but have an event? The Zoo canl do that too. The Zoo will bring live animals and/or biological artifacts or a fun educational activity to your event. Call the Zoo at (989) 759-1408 to reserve a date and fill out the registration form.  

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Read all about what's going on at the Children's Zoo!

 Winter 2011 Newsletter (PDF)

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1730 S. Washington Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48601

(989) 759-1408 

We are located on the corner of M-46 and M-13.

Directions to the Zoo

From the north:  Take I-675 to Exit 2.  Turn right on Jefferson St.  Turn right on Johnson St.  Turn left on Washington Ave. (M-13).  Zoo is approximately 2 miles away.

From the south:  Take I-675 to Exit 2.  Exit ramp becomes Wadsworth St.  Continue on Wadsworth to Washington Ave. (M-13).  Turn left on Washington.  Zoo is approximately 2 miles away.

From the east:  Take M-81 to M-13 south. Proceed approximately 3 miles. Turn left into the Zoo parking lot.

From the west: Take M-46 into Saginaw. Follow M-46 to S. Michigan Avenue. Turn left onto S. Michigan. Proceed less than one half mile to Court Street. Turn right on Court Street. Follow Court Street across the Saginaw River. Proceed through the next light into the Zoo parking lot.