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, Alligator exhibit, and Carousel Corner. Bricks are priced at $40 or $250.
Please follow the inscription specifications
- Only alphanumeric numbers and letters. All letters will be capitalized.
- Punctuation and blank spaces are counted as characters
- Inscriptions on this form will be automatically centered on the brick
The example below illustrates an inscription for a 4” × 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” × 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 notification once your brick has been completed. Please allow 2-4 months for completion of benches and 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.
Please note: The zoo reserves the right to relocate any tribute to an adjacent area, if the Zoo determines such relocation is required. All plaques ordered have a line and character limit.
Benches are available at various locations throughout the park. Bench plaques may be personalized and inscribed with brief text before being affixed to the bench. The Zoo pledges to display the plaques on the bench for no less than 15 years from the time of installation. At the end of this time, the donor will have the opportunity to renew this recognition with an additional gift at the prevailing gift amount. Bench tributes are priced at $1,500.
Winfield comfort bench
- Black color
- Contoured seat
- Durable & maintenance free, portable
- Thermoplastic-coated, expanded with powder coated, galvanized steel legs
- Heavy cast bronze
- 8 inches long by x 2 inches high
- 3 lines of text, 18 characters per line
You will receive an acknowledgement letter and notification once your bench has been completed.
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