Become a member, and join us on the journey to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. YOU make a difference in the success and growth of the Minnesota Zoo and its thousands of treasured species. Memberships are valid for one full year, and include many engaging benefits for individuals and families.
To purchase and/or renew a membership, click the blue membership package of your choice below.
Other Ways to Order
To order by phone call 952.431.9200.
To purchase a Gift Membership for someone else, click here
|Members also receive discounted general admission tickets so you can bring additional guests.|
|Children ages 2 and younger||Free|
|Children ages 3-12||$ 14.95|
|Adults ages 13-64||$ 19.95|
|Adult 65+||$ 14.95|
The Best Gift Ever! Gift a Membership
To purchase a gift membership for someone, click here
Please note that gift memberships are processed manually and can take up to 2-3 business days to process. Please call 952-431-9200 during zoo hours for questions.
Benefits of Membership
The most important benefit! Active participant in saving animals and their natural habitats in Minnesota and around the globe.
One free car parking during your visit to the Zoo.
Discount on select programming and events. Pre-registration benefits when available.
10% discount on regular priced merchandise at the Zoo store.
Subscribe to Member Updates
If you are not receiving your member updates or would like to add an additional email address, please opt-in here!
Access Your Online Account
Create a new username/password, or enter your information if you are a returning user. Resources include updating email, mailing addresses, membership & gift membership purchases, and access to giving history. Call 952.431.9339 or [email protected] for questions or assistance.
- Lines are shorter and move faster when compared to waiting in lines to purchase tickets.
- You have access to early closing and other schedule changes when you visit our website to purchase tickets and we can send communications if needed about hour changes based on the time of your visit.
- Online tickets make member hour possible. Member exclusive hour is 9am-10am
- The zoo can plan staffing levels based on known sales and can reallocate staff that caters to your needs.
- It doesn’t take spontaneity out of your visit. You can purchase tickets online as soon as you arrive. They will be in your inbox by the time you reach the entrance. There is no capacity restriction to online tickets.
- You can arrive 30 minutes prior or any time after your selected time, same day. You are not tied to your arrival time.
- Don’t want to purchase online, give us a call at 952-431-9200 and we can assist you over the phone.
- There is no general zoo admission capacity concern. We have plenty of zoo entry tickets available.
Click here to get online tickets for daytime admission. Your membership covers admission and parking. Online tickets are required for everyone under your membership, including children 0-2 years of age. Logging into your online membership will give you access to your ticketing options.
Your membership must be current on the date of your visit.
Click here for more information on changes to exhibits and possible closures.
Memberships are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
Click here to complete an online form to reserve your date and time slot at least one week in advance of your planned visit.
You are welcome to visit the Zoo with your e-ticket and photo ID before your cards arrive. The Zoo reserves the right to check photo identification for adult cardholders.
Yes, you may upgrade your membership to a higher category at any time by calling 952.431.9200 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.
If you have a Household or Household Plus membership, your dependent children (ages 21 and under) are members and can come in for free with your membership card, even if a parent is not present. The Household membership doesn’t allow any free guests, but any additional guests not covered by your card would get a discount ($1 off children/seniors and $2 off teenagers/adults). The Household Plus membership allows a member to bring one free guest per membership per day. Under a Household Plus membership, your children are members so they are allowed to bring one free guest of choice with them even if the parent isn’t present. A nanny, babysitter or grandparent could be their guest. Any additional guests not covered by your Household membership card would get a discount ($1 off Children/Seniors and $2 off Adults).
The Household Plus membership allows a member to bring one free guest per membership per day. Under a Household Plus membership, your children are members so they are allowed to bring one free guest of choice with them even if the parent isn’t present. A nanny, babysitter or grandparent could be their guest; please contact the membership office so we can add that frequent caretaker to your account. Any additional guests not covered by your Household Plus membership card would get a discount ($1 off Children/Seniors and $2 off Adults).
Discounted memberships are available when purchasing a quantity of 10 or more.
Your membership starts immediately. When you join online you will receive an e-mail confirmation to use as your temporary membership card during your Zoo visit. Please log out and back into your account to access the $0 member admission tickets.
Yes, please call us at 952.431.9478 or order online at http://mnzoo.org/get-involved/membership/gift-memberships/
Parking is free for members during regular Zoo hours. If arriving in separate vehicles, your non-member guests are required to pay for parking.
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 be mailed within 6-8 weeks of purchase date. You are welcome to visit the Zoo with your e-ticket and photo ID before your cards arrive. The Zoo reserves the right to check photo identification for adult cardholders.
You will receive a card for each named adult on the 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.
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.
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. – 5:00 p.m. If you need immediate assistance, please call 952.431.9200
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124