Binder Park Zoo

Binder Park Zoo

MAI revels in the opportunity to take on unique and challenging projects. Few were as interesting and enriching as the partnership with Binder Park Zoo.  The Zoo was established in 1977 to provide natural history education, wildlife conservation, and outdoor recreation for people in southwest and south central Michigan. When MAI was asked to assist the Zoo in a major expansion, it was one of the few zoos in the nation that was self-supporting and received no local tax support.  Thus, its nearly $13 million “Double the Zoo” Campaign had to rely totally on private support for it realization.  With MAI’s help, the Zoo was able to attract strong regional support that helped insure the campaign’s success.  Today, Binder Park Zoo has grown into one of the top tourist attractions in Michigan.