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Join the NC Zoo Society/Renew Your Membership

(2016 Memberships that are purchased now through the end of December remain valid until December 31, 2017)

Use Your Member Benefits Today!

Join the NC Zoo Society online to become an instant member of the Zoo! Purchase your membership or renewal online and use your email receipt and a picture ID to enter the North Carolina Zoo as a member while you wait for your membership card to arrive in the mail. Show your receipt and your ID to enter through the Zoo Society's members-only, express entry ticket booth.

Your actual membership card should arrive within 10 to 20 days after you make your purchase. Put it in a safe place—you must show your card to receive discounted or free admission to reciprocating institutions. Please call us (336.879.7250) if your card has not arrived within two weeks.

Membership Notes

  • One-year memberships are good for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • Two-year memberships are good for 24 months from the date of purchase.
  • Members enjoy special prices on our VIP Tours and our summer camps.
  • Members can also take advantage free or reduced admission to some 150 other zoos and aquariums across North America.
  • To change the address information associated with your membership, please use the Membership Address Change online form.

One- and Two-Year Memberships

Membership Level and Benefits

One-Year Price

Two-Year Price

Individual
(includes all membership benefits for one person)
$59 $108
Companion
(includes all membership benefits for one person and one guest per visit*, OR for two named adults in the same household)
 $79 $148
Family
(includes all membership benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their children under 18 years old)
 $84  $158
Family-Plus
(includes all Family benefits above, plus admission for one guest per visit*)
$104   $198
Grandparent
(includes membership benefits for two adults who live in the same home and for their grandchildren under 18 years old)
$84 $158
Grandparent-Plus
(includes all Grandparent benefits above, plus admission for one guest per visit*)
$104 $198
Zookeeper
(includes all Family benefits above, plus admission for two guests per visit* and a NC Zoo Society license plate)
$175 $340
Curator
(includes all Zookeeper benefits above, plus admission for one additional guest per visit*)
$300 $590

Members aged 62 and above receive a 20% discount. Please call 336.879.7250 to confirm your discount.

* Guest admission is limited to visits to the NC Zoo; it does not include our reciprocating zoos and aquariums.

Membership does not provide free admission to special programs and activities, such as the carousel or the SimEx movie theatre, that require an additional fee inside the NC Zoo. However, members may buy Combo Fun Tickets that discount the cost of attending these special venues.

Lifelong Memberships

Membership Levels and Benefits

Price

Director's Guild
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, plus 10 guest passes per year, an invitation to each annual Life Member social, an engraved Life Membership card, a Life Membership certificate, a Life Membership decal, and a decorative NC Zoo Society license plate
$1500
President's Club**
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, plus 10 guest passes per year, recognition at the Zoo's entrance, an engraved Life Membership card, a Life Membership decal, a Life Membership certificate, an invitation to each annual President's Club dinner and tour, and a framed wildlife print
$5000
Conservator's Circle**
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, plus 10 guest passes peryear, recognition at the Zoo's entrance, an engraved Life Membership card, a Life Membership decal, a Life Membership certificate, an invitation to each annual Conservator's Circle dinner and tour, and a framed wildlife print
$5000 (plus $1000 annually)

** Quarterly and monthly payment options are available for President's Club and Conservator's Circle memberships. Please call 336.879.7250 for more information.

Membership does not provide free admission to special programs and activities, such as the carousel or the SimEx movie theatre, that require an additional fee inside the NC Zoo. However, members may buy Combo Fun Tickets that discount the cost of attending these special venues.