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Join the Zoo Society or Renew Your Membership

A 20 percent discount is available to people 62 years old or older.

To receive this discount, call the Zoo Society (336-879-7250) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Senior discounts are not available on the Web and may not be combined with other discounts.

Do you work for one of the Zoo Society's Corporate Members?

If so, you can receive a 25 percent discount on a membership purchase. Click here to see a list of our Corporate Members. Click here to use your employer's discount code to receive your discount.

Join the North Carolina Zoo Society online to become an instant Zoo Society member! But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone, including members, must make a reservation to visit the Zoo, and you must make your reservation at least 24-hours before you plan to visit.

You can make your reservation online, but you will need to verify your membership by entering your Membership ID number and Membership expiration date. This information will be printed on your membership card when it arrives in the mail. To make a reservation before your card arrives, call the Zoo Society (336-879-7250) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day of the week so that our staff can give you both numbers and help you navigate the reservation process..

Your membership card should arrive within 10 to 20 days. Put it in a safe place. Please call us (336.879.7250) to alert us if your card has not arrived within two weeks.

Membership Notes

  • Grandparent Membership
    $84
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their grandchildren under 18 years old. Select a "Grandparent-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.
  • Zookeeper Membership
    $175
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Family Membership benefits described above, plus free admission for two guests per visit* and a NC Zoo Society license plate.
  • Curator Membership
    $300
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Zookeeper benefits plus admission for one additional guest per visit*.

Members aged 62 and above receive a 20 percent discount if their purchase is made over the phone or in person. Please call 336.879.7250 to confirm your discount.

* Most partner zoos and aquariums limit free or discounted admissions to two adults and two children on a fmaily or higher level membership. Add-on and "plus" guest free admissions are usually not honor at other institutions.

Zoo Society Membership does not provide free or discounted admission special experience options —the carousel, the paddle boats, the safari ride and so on—that require an additional admission fee inside the NC Zoo. Members do receive discounts on Society led programs, incuding VIP tours, Ride and a Guide programs, and Veterinary and Wild Animal Science Camps.

Individual Membership

Prices start at $59 (one-year)/$108 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for one person.

Companion Membership

Prices start at $79 (one-year)/$148 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for one person and one guest per visit*, OR for two named adults in the same household.

Family Membership

Prices start at $84 (one-year)/$158 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their children under 18 years old. Select a "Family-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.

Grandparent Membership

Prices start at $84 (one-year)/$158 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their grandchildren under 18 years old. Select a "Grandparent-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.

Zookeeper Membership

Prices start at $175 (one-year)/$340 (two-year)

Includes all Family Membership benefits described above, plus free admission for two guests per visit* and a NC Zoo Society license plate.

Curator Membership

Prices start at $300 (one-year)/$590 (two-year)

Includes all Zookeeper Membership benefits plus admission for one additional guest per visit*.

Members aged 62 and above receive a 20 percent discount if their purchase is made over the phone or in person. 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.