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! 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.
- 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.
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.