Benefits and Costs
Every membership to the Washington Park Zoo is packed with adventure and a full year's worth of wild fun. The Washington Park Zoo is committed to providing the highest quality care for our animal residents. Your gift directly supports efforts to enhance animal habitats and improve the quality of life for our animal ambassadors.
Zoo Members Receive
Year-long free admission to the Washington Park Zoo
10% discount on all gifts and souvenirs purchased from the Treehouse Gift Shop
Reciprocal membership in zoos across the country.
Four single-use parking pass access punches
Types of Membership
Please make sure to include both adults you want to be listed on the cards. ONLY THE NAMES LISTED ON THE CARDS WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE MEMBERSHIPS, NO SUBSTITUTIONS AND ONE OF THE NAMED ADULTS MUST BE PRESENT TO ALLOW A GUEST IN FOR FAMILY PLUS MEMBERSHIP.
YOU MUST ALLOW FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS FOR PROCESSING BEFORE PICKING UP YOUR ONLINE MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND SEVEN DAYS BY MAIL.
To avoid lines from forming, we are not able to process memberships at the admission office, so please purchase your pass before you visit us online or by mail. You will be able to use the receipt for your immediate entry until your cards are ready for mailing or pick-up, but will not have the free parking perk until you have the card(s).
Reciprocating Zoo & Aquarium List
The Washington Park Zoo participates in a reciprocity program for our members to enjoy discounted or free admission to other zoos and aquariums across the country. Benefits at each facility vary and may change without notice. Please ALWAYS call ahead to the facility that you are interested in visiting to determine what benefits are available for Washington Park Zoo Members and what is required to receive those benefits. Some facilities that are do not charge admission may offer discounts in their gift shop or towards other attractions.
Washington Park Zoo Members Visiting a Reciprocal Partner Zoo:
When visiting another zoo or aquarium, it is always a good idea to call ahead BEFORE your visit to confirm participation in the Reciprocal Admissions program and any restrictions that may apply. Remember to take proof of your Washington Park Zoo membership and ID with you.
Members of Reciprocal Partner Zoos Visiting the Washington Park Zoo:
Members from our other reciprocal zoos and aquariums will receive discounted admission to the Washington Park Zoo for the same term level as their pass designates. Professional members of the Zoological Association of America (ZAA), and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) receive free admission with their valid membership card. If a zoo or aquarium is not listed below, they do not reciprocate with the WPZoo. Parking fees are not included with the discount since they are a separate department from the WPZoo.
* Note: To take advance of the reciprocal program you must have your valid organization's membership card and photo ID.