Purchase today and enjoy an entire year of free admission, exclusive events and benefits. Your commitment will support the animals and conservation efforts at the Zoo.

Member Appreciation Month
Renew/Purchase a membership today and receive TWO COMPLIMENTARY IMAX® VOUCHERS.
Good for admission to any show, subject to seat availability and valid through December 31, 2014.

To order by phone call 952.431.9304.
To order by mail, Click here.

  • Individual
  • $ 55 00 yearly
  • One member.

  • Dual
  • $ 100 00 yearly
  • Choose at time of purchase:
    •Two members at same address.
    •One member PLUS guest. (Guest must be accompanied by a named member.)

  • Household
  • $ 130 00 yearly
  • One or two members at same address and their dependent children age 21 and under.

  • Household Plus
  • $ 155 00 yearly
  • Same as Household, PLUS one free guest each visit. Guest must be accompanied by a named member.

  • Grandparent
  • $ 130 00 yearly
  • One or two members at same address and their grandchildren age 21 and under. Grandchildren must be accompanied by a named member.

  • Grandparent Plus
  • $ 155 00 yearly
  • Same as Grandparent PLUS one free guest each visit. Guest and grandchildren must be accompanied by a named member.


Free admission and free parking during regular Zoo hours plus special member events

Members Lane for a speedy entrance Memorial Day thru Labor Day (please bring ID/Membership card)

Member News is sent twice a month with information on animals, events and other opportunities. The schedule may vary on occasion.

ZooTracks —the Minnesota Zoo newsletter─is published online. You will be notified by e-mail when each new edition is posted

Special Member Events

Zoo Discounts & Offers:

Half price admission to more than 100 zoos across the country. (subject to change). Please contact the zoo you wish to visit to  verify current reciprocal policies

Your guests will receive a discount of $2 off adult and $1 off child/senior admission prices

Discount on  Education classes, camps and overnights for named members

10% discount at  Zoo store on regularly priced merchandise. (Some exclusions may apply)

$2 discount at Great Clips IMAX Theatre for those covered by your membership – call: 952-431-4629 (IMAX) May not be combined with any other offer. 

Members Appreciation Monday  (the first and second Monday of each month from November-March)
No large groups are scheduled.

Special Early Renewal Offer
Current members, renew two months prior to your expiration date to receive the following:
One Free Month of Membership - an additional month will be added to your new cards.
One Free IMAX Admission Coupon – for use when you purchase a ticket of equal or greater value.

Special Offers*:

Minnesota Children’s Museum –  Show your current Minnesota Zoo membership card and receive $2 off admission to Minnesota Children’s Museum. No other discounts apply.

Science Museum of Minnesota   Minnesota Zoo members are invited to receive $2 off  single admission tickets at the Science Museum of Minnesota. No other discounts apply. Admission does not apply to special exhibits. Discounts not available online. Offers expires December 31, 2014.

Walker Art Center $2 off gallery admission

Advance sale of limited number of “Music in the Zoo” concert tickets

* Must show a valid Minnesota Zoo membership card. May not be used with other discounts or special exhibits and may not be available online. Please call those locations to confirm availability and usage.

Friends of the Zoo

All Friends of the Minnesota Zoo donors receive all the benefits of membership for two adults residing at the same address and their dependent children and grandchildren 21 and under, PLUS they may bring two free guests with each visit. Learn More

If you prefer, Friends donations may be made via automatic monthly or quarterly installments.






Free Parking
Two free guests each visit
10% discount in the Zoo's gift shop
Zoo Tracks Newsletter
Farm Babies Friends Event
Behind the Scenes Tour
Priority registration to Zoo Camp
2nd Behind the Scenes Tour
Zoo Director's Dinner
3rd Behind the Scenes Tour
Recognition in the Annual Report and Donor Wall
Private tour of the Zoo for up to 6 people
Exclusive animal encounter or special Zoo experience tailored to your personal interests