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A message for our Zoo Society household members: Good news! The Zoo is welcoming guests back inside the Park.

But, to enter, you must first reserve a dated and timed ticket to enter the Park.

To reserve a time and date as a household member, you will need to visit the North Carolina Zoo's website and select the MEMBERSHIP RESERVATION button. This button will take you to a page where you can select the date and time you want to visit. You will need to confirm your membership by:

Entering your membership I.D. number (It is printed on your membership card.)

 Entering your membership's Expiration Date.

If you purchased your North Carolina Zoo Society membership after June 15, 2020, the Expiration Date on your membership card is correct.  Enter the Expiration Date printed on your card when you reserve your tickets.

If you were an active Zoo Society member during the four months that the Zoo was not admitting guests, the Expiration Date on your membership card is no longer correct.
We have extended your Expiration Date by four months.  When you go to the Zoo's website to make a reservation, you need to enter your new Expiration Date, which is four months later than the date printed on your card. When you add these four months to the date, set your new Expiration Date to occur on the last day of the month.)
As an example, if the Expiration Date on your existing card is 6/30/20 (June 30, 2020), when you add four months, your new Expiration Date will be October 31, 2020 (10/31/20). If your current card expires on December 31, 2020 (12/31/20) your new expiration date will be April 30, 2021 (04/30/21).

If you run into any problems locating your I.D. number, adjusting your expiration date, or securing a reservation, call the Zoo Society (336-879-7250)  between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day of the week and we will help you secure your passes.

To start the reservation process click here. To learn more about the information you will need to enter during the application process, please click here.

A Special Message for our Corporate Members

We are looking forward to seeing you again, too, but the Zoo is not yet prepared to accept reservations from people using Corporate Member VIP Passes or Corporate Member Admission Tickets. We are currently working with the Zoo to begin accepting reservations from our Corporate Members when the Zoo enters Phase 3 of its operations. We hope that the Zoo will enter Phase 3 sometime in July.  When it does, we will work directly with our Corporate Contacts by phone or email to secure reservations for our Corporate Members.



We cannot wait to see you back at the Zoo again!






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