Yes. Your payment, less the fair market value of the benefits you receive, is deductible for income tax purposes. Under Internal Revenue Service guidelines, the estimated value of standard-level membership benefits is not substantial; therefore the full amount of your payment is a deductible contribution. The Minnesota Zoo’s Federal Tax ID # is 41-600-7162. Please contact the Zoo’s Membership Office at 952-431-9478 for additional information. For tax deduction information for Friends of the Minnesota Zoo program, call the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at 952-431-9447.
Have your membership ID number handy when contacting us with your old and new information, access your account online, or email us to make any changes. Talk with a representative by calling 952.431.9304
Yes, you may upgrade your membership to a higher category at any time by calling 952.431.9304 or by visiting the Guest Services Desk upon your next visit. The membership expiration date will remain the same and a fee will be charged for the difference in price.
Friends of the Minnesota Zoo is a giving society for those who donate $250 or more to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. Friends of the Minnesota Zoo receive all of the benefits of membership, additional Friends benefits, PLUS two free guests each visit. More Information
Discounted memberships are available when purchasing a quantity of 10 or more.
You may use your membership the day you purchase it. When you join online you will receive an e-mail confirmation to use as your temporary membership card during your Zoo visit. When you purchase at the Zoo your membership starts immediately and you will not be charged for parking or general admission.
Yes, please call us at 952.431.9478 or order online at http://mnzoo.org/get-involved/membership/gift-memberships/
No. Parking is free to members during regular Zoo hours. Members who attend concerts will be asked to pay for parking during that time.
The Minnesota Zoo membership entitles you to discounted admission to more than 100+ zoos across the country. We encourage you to call the facility prior to your visit to confirm your benefits.
Saturdays & Sundays during the months of September – May and daily Memorial weekend to Labor Day. To expedite this service, have your current membership card, email confirmation and photo ID with you.
Member events are for members only. If a friend would like to attend, they may purchase a membership prior to the event. Membership PLUS categories which include additional guest(s) may bring guest(s) to member events.
Cards will arrive approximately one week from the time of purchase. Show your photo ID at guest services upon your visit and your membership can be looked up.
You will receive a card for each named adult on the card.
Please be considerate of others and do not use the Members Lane without a membership card or email confirmation. Use the general admission lane and your membership will be verified by guest services staff with valid photo ID. Replacement cards can be purchased at that time for a fee of $3.00 per card.
You can order a new membership card the next time you visit the zoo, or by calling the membership office at 952.431.9304. There is a $3 processing fee for each replacement membership card.
The names listed on a membership may be changed if there has been a change in the family’s circumstances, such as a death, move, or a change in relationship status. Name change requests, including the reason for change, must be sent in writing to the Minnesota Zoo, Membership Office, 13000 Zoo Blvd. Apple Valley, MN 55124 along with the original cards that were issued.
Send an email to [email protected] or call the Membership office at 952.431.9478. The Membership office is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you need immediate assistance, please call 952.431.9200