Join the NC Zoo Society/Renew Your Membership

Are you 62 years old or older? If so, you can enjoy a senior discount on membership prices.

To receive a senior discount, call the Zoo Society (336-879-7250) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Senior discounts cannot be applied on the Web but are available by phone or onsite.

Are you employed by one of the North Carolina Zoo Society's Corporate Partners?

If so, you are eligible for special membership benefits that have been provided by your employer. Click here to learn more and to see a full list of Zoo Society Corporate Members.


Use Your Member Benefits Today!

Join the NC Zoo Society online to become an instant member of the Zoo! Use the email receipt from your Web store purchase 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 at a Zoo Society's members-only, express entry ticket booth to enter as a member.
Your membership card should arrive within 10 to 20 days. Put it in a safe place—you will need it 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.
  • Grandparent Membership
    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
    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
    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.

* 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.