Join the North Carolina Zoo Society on the Web to Become a Member Today

When you join online, you become an instant member of the North Carolina Zoo Society!

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.

Annual Memberships

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

Members aged 62 and older receive a 20% discount. Please call 336.879.7250 to confirm your discount.
* Guest admission is limited to visits to the North Carolina Zoo; it does not include our reciprocating zoos and aquariums.
 

Lifelong Memberships

Membership Name and Benefits Price
Life Member/Director's Guild
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, 10 guest passes per year, invitations to the annual Life Member social, an engraved Life Membership card, a Life Membership certificate, a Life Membership decal, and a decorative Zoo Society license plate
$1500
Life Member/President's Club ***
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, 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 the annual President's Club dinner and tour, and a framed wildlife print.
$5000
Life Member/Conservator's Circle***
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, an annual behind-the-scenes tour, 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 the annual Conservator's Club 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 that require an additional fee inside the Park (such as the carousel, the 4-D movie theater, etc.) but members may buy Fun Tickets, which discount the cost of attending these special venues.