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AZA Accredited Zoos & Aquariums


  • Binder Park Zoo
  • Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
  • John Ball Zoological Garden
  • Potter Park Zoo


  • Birmingham Zoo


  • Alaska Sea Life Center
  • Alaska Wildlife Center


  • Phoenix Zoo


  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
  • San Diego Zoo


  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Park
  • Denver Zoological Gardens


  • Mystic Aquarium


  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Miller Park Zoo
  • Shedd Aquarium


  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Potawatomi Zoo


  • Blank Park Zoo


  • Busch Gardens
  • Bermuda Aquarium
  • Central Florida Zoological Park
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
  • Natural Encounters, Inc.
  • Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
  • SeaWorld Orlando, FL
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
  • Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Zoo Miami


  • Zoo Atlanta


  • Sedgwick County Zoo


  • Lousiville Zoological Garden
  • Newport Aquarium


  • Alexandria Zoological Park
  • Aquarium of the Americas
  • Audubon Zoo


  • National Aquarium
  • Salisbury Zoo


  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • New England Aquarium


  • Minnesota Zoological Gardens 


  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Saint Louis Zoo


  • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

New Mexico

  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

New York

  • Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society

North Carolina

  • North Carolina Zoological Park

North Dakota

  • Red River Zoo


  • Akron Zoological Park
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Toledo Zoological Gardens
  • The Wilds


  • Oregon Zoo


  • National Aviary
  • Philadelphia Zoo 

Rhode Island

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo


  • Knoxville Zoological Gardens
  • Tennessee Aquarium


  • Dallas Zoo
  • Forth Worth Zoo
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Houston Zoo
  • San Antonio Zoological Society


  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center


  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
  • Seattle Aquarium

Washington, D.C.

  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park


  • Racine Zoological Garden

Non-AZA Accredited Zoos & Aquariums


  • Belle Isle Aquarium
  • Belle Isle Zoo
  • Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
  • Clinch Park Zoo
  • Mackinaw Island Butterfly House
  • Wilderness Trails Zoo

Other States

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida
  • Greenwood Wildlife, Colorado
  • Gulf Breeze Zoo, Florida
  • J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium, Mississippi
  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo, Kentucky
  • Lynnwood Park Zoo, North Carolina
  • Norfolk Zoo, Virginia
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pennsylvania
  • Sea Life Park, Hawaii
  • Utica Zoo, New York
  • Wild Wonders, California
  • Zoo Montana, Montana


  • Ardanstra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Center, Naussau, Bahamas
  • Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dublin Zoo, Ireland
  • Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Channel Islands (UK)
  • National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, South
  • Opel Zoo, Germany
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, UK
  • St. Croix Aquarium, US Virgin Islands
  • Taronga Zoo, Australia



  • Detroit Medical Center, Detroit
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Medical Genetics, Detroit
  • MDCH Infant Screening Laboratory (genetics), Lansing
  • Midwest Mobile Diagnostic Imaging LCC (MR diagnosis), Kalamazoo
  • MPI Research (clinical biomedical research), Mattawan
  • Oakwood Hospital, Clinical Cytogenetics Lab, Dearborn
  • Providence Hospital, Department of Physiology & Research (molecular biology, immunology), Southfield
  • Spectrum Health Medical Center, Grand Rapids
  • University of Michigan Fetal Medicine Diagnostics Center (genetics counseling), Ann Arbor

Other States

  • Aviron, Inc (human genetic/cytological studies), Mountain View, California
  • ID Biomedical of Washington (biotechnology development), Bothell, Washington
  • Johns Hopkins University, Biology Department Genetics Laboratory, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Rochester, MN

Government Agencies


  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Department of Community Health (Bureau of Infectious Disease Control) Lansing
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources Private Lands Office, Lansing
  • Michigan State Police Forensic Lab
  • U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service, Cheboygan 
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ludington

Other States

  • Flordia Fish & Wildlife
  • Flordia Oceanographic Institute
  • Wisconsin DNR (biocontrol project), Monona, Wisconsin
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region V, Westlake, Ohio
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carlsbad, California
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Flordia Panther National Wildlife Refuge
  • U.S. Geological Survey, Port Alsworth, Alaska
  • U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Maryland

Marine Biology


  • A&M Aquatics, Lansing

Other States

  • Agape Adventures, Malta (Marine Turtle Rescue & Conservation)
  • Allen Marine Tours, Auke Bay, Alaska
  • Bimini Biological Field Station, South Bimini, Bahamas
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama
  • Dolphin Conservation Center at Marineland, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Dolphin Research Center, Florida
  • Dolphin Quest Bermuda, Bermuda
  • Dolphin Quest Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii 
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Florida
  • Marine Animal Lifeline, Inc., Portland, Maine
  • Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England
  • Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • Marine Life Center of Juno Beach, Florida
  • Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort Macarthur, California
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Oceans of Fun, Wisconsin
  • SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America, Minnesota
  • Sea World of Florida, Orlando, Florida
  • South African Marine Predator Lab, South Africa
  • Theater of the Sea, Florida

Nature Centers & Parks


  • Brighton Recreation Area, Howell
  • Chippewa Nature Center, Midland
  • Critter Alley Wildlife Center, Grand Ledge
  • Fort Custer Recreation Area, Augusta (Michigan DNR)
  • Harris Nature Center, Okemos
  • Howell Nature Center, Howell
  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Empire (Michigan DNR)

Other States

  • Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
  • Pokagon State Park, Angola, Indiana

Wildlife Rehabilitation, Refuges, & Sanctuaries


  • Last Hope Animal Preserve, Corunna
  • Wildside Rehabilitation Center, Eaton Rapids
  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Bird Sanctuary, Gull Lake

Other States and Countries

  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Florida
  • Dewees Island Conservancy, South Carolina
  • Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center, California
  • Forest Animal Rescue by Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Florida
  • Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
  • International Exotic Feline Sanctuary, Texas
  • Natural Encounters Inc., Florida
  • Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, North Carolina
  • Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Barbara, California
  • Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, Texas
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas
  • Wild Instincts, Wisconsin



  • Bird Center of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor
  • Black River Ranch, Crosswell
  • Brighton Recreation Area, Howell
  • Brooklyn Road Veterinary Clinic, Jackson
  • DLZ Michigan, Inc (environmental consulting), Lansing
  • The Dow Gardens, Midland
  • Grand Traverse Soil & Water Conservation District (natural resources conservation), Traverse City
  • Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, Ann Arbor
  • International Animal Exchange
  • Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station
  • Michigan United Conservation Clubs (environmental education), Lansing
  • Organization for Bat Conservation, Pontiac

Other States and Countries

  • Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
  • Cheetah Conservation Center, Kenya
  • Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia
  • Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base, China
  • Energy Brands, Inc. (pharmaceutical education/marketing), Whitestone, New York
  • Indiana State University
  • Inolovu West Conservation Research
  • The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program, Bar Harbor, Maine
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Patrick Janikowski Architects, P.S., Seattle, Washington
  • Point Reyes Station, California
  • Pokagon State Park Nature Center (public relations), Angola, Indiana
  • San Diego Zoo Global Academy
  • Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation: Makers Mark/Secretariat Center, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Timber Ridge Camps, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Virginia Tech Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
  • The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, New Jersey