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Membership Benefits

Become a Zoo Member and enjoy a full year of amazing benefits! Your Zoo Membership is a great value and will provide hours of family fun at the nationally recognized Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.


Members of the Fort Wayne Zoological Society receive these benefits for a full 12 months. Please note that Membership prices and benefits are subject to change at any time.

FREE Zoo Admission (in season) for 12 months from date of purchase

Discounted Admission to more than 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide

10% discount in the Wild Things Gift Shop

Zoo Calendar, Zoo To You Magazine, and Z-mail E-Newsletter

Members-only offers and discounts

How to become a member

Purchasing a new membership to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or renewing your existing membership online is FAST and SECURE. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.


Click to download our membership registration form.


Family: $129
One year of full membership benefits for two named adults living at the same address and their children age 18 and under.

Grandparent: $129
One year of full membership benefits for one or two named adults living at the same address and their grandchildren age 18 and under.

Single Parent: $109
One year of full membership benefits for one named adult and his/her children aged 18 and under living at the same address.

Two Adult: $109
One year of full membership benefits for two named adults living at the same address, or one named adult and one guest.

Adult: $89
One year of full membership benefits for one named adult.

Please note that Membership prices and benefits are subject to change at any time.

Membership Plus: $219    Best Value!
One year with all the benefits of a Basic Membership, PLUS Four one-day admission tickets; one Ride Pass (12 rides, excludes Pony Ride); Free stroller rental.

Please note that Membership prices and benefits are subject to change at any time.

Safari Club: $300
One year of the full membership benefits of BasicPlus Membership, PLUS an invitation to Zoo-B-Q, a free family-friendly event for Supporting Members only; acknowledgement in Zoo to You magazine; and a Tax Deduction for a portion of your Membership fee.

Director’s Circle: $600
One year of the full membership benefits of Safari Club, PLUS a Behind-the-Scenes tour with zoo personnel.

King of the Jungle: $1,200
One year of the full membership benefits of Director’s Circle PLUS an Exclusive Adventure with the Zoo Director.

Please note that Membership prices and benefits are subject to change at any time.

Add-A-Guest: $50
FREE admission for one guest all season. Can be added to any Membership. Guest must be accompanied by card-holding family member. If a grandparent, friend, or day care provider is bringing your children, the guest must bring your Membership Card and a copy of your photo ID. Limit two Add-A-Guests per Membership.

Please note that member benefits and prices are subject to change at any time.

Reciprocal Zoos

Your Zoo Membership is a great value at home and when you travel! Use your Membership Travel Card to receive discounted admission to more than 150 zoos and aquariums throughout North America.

Show your Membership Card and a valid picture ID to receive the reduced admission rate when you visit participating zoos. Please note:

  • Every zoo varies in how it will honor your membership, and zoos can change their admission policies at any time. Some zoos limit the number of family members admitted at the discounted rate. If you are planning to visit one of the zoos or aquariums listed below, please contact that facility in advance to verify their admission policy for members of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
  • Some zoos are closed for part of the year.
  • Many zoos offer discounts on gift shop purchases, parking, or concessions. Be sure to ask.
  • Carry your Fort Wayne Zoological Society Membership Travel Card whenever you travel.

If you have additional questions, please call our Guest Services at 260-427-6800.

Participating Zoos

These zoos offer discounted admission to Fort Wayne Zoological Society Members. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo offers 50% off admission to members of these institutions.

Birmingham Zoo

Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward

Phoenix Zoo
Reid Park Zoo, Tucson

Little Rock Zoo

Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero
CuriOdyssey, San Mateo
Happy Hollow Zoo, San Jose
The Living Desert Zoo, Palm Desert
Los Angeles Zoo
Oakland Zoo
Sacramento Zoo
San Francisco Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo, Eureka

Pueblo Zoo

Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington

Brevard Zoo, Melbourne
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford
Jacksonville Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa
Zoo Miami
Mote Marine Aquarium, Sarasota
Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach
The Florida Aquarium, Tampa

Chehaw Wild Animal Park, Albany
Zoo Atlanta

Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls
Zoo Boise

Cosley Zoo, Wheaton
Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield
Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington
Peoria Zoo
Scovill Zoo, Decatur

Mesker Park Zoo, Evansville
Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend

Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque

Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina
Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita
Sunset Zoo, Manhattan
Topeka Zoo

Louisville Zoo

Alexandria Zoological Park
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

Maryland Zoo, Baltimore

Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford
Capron Park Zoo, Attleboro
Franklin Park Zoo (Zoo New England), Boston
Museum of Science, Boston
Stone Zoo, Stoneham

Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek
Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, Saginaw
Detroit Zoo
John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Potter Park Zoo, Lansing

Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth
Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley

Jackson Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo, Springfield
Kansas City Zoo
Endangered Wolf Center, Eureka

Lincoln Children’s Zoo
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Riverside Zoo, Scottsbluff

New Hampshire
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness

New Jersey
Bergen County Zoo, Paramus
Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

New Mexico
Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Aquarium
Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Albuquerque
Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque
Living Desert Zoo, Carlsbad

New York
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Buffalo Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester
Staten Island Zoo
Trevor Zoo, Millbrook

North Carolina
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
North Carolina Aquarium of Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Manteo
North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro
Western North Carolina Nature Center, Asheville

North Dakota
Chahinkapa Zoo, Wahpeton
Dakota Zoo, Bismarck
Red River Zoo, Fargo
Roosevelt Park Zoo, Minot

African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton
Akron Zoo
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton
Cincinnati Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Toledo Zoo
The Wilds, Cumberland

Oklahoma City Zoo
Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum

Oregon Zoo, Winston
Wildlife Safari, Winston

Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown
Erie Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville
National Aviary, Pittsburgh
Philadelphia Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Rhode Island
Roger Williams Park Zoo

South Carolina
Greenville Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia

South Dakota
Bramble Park Zoo, Watertown
Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, Sioux Falls

Chattanooga Zoo
Knoxville Zoo
Memphis Zoo
Nashville Zoo

Abilene Zoo
Caldwell Zoo, Tyler
Cameron Park Zoo, Waco
Dallas Zoo and Aquarium
El Paso Zoo
Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin
Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville
Houston Zoo
San Antonio Zoo
Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi

Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City
Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City

Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke
Virginia Zoo, Norfolk

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

West Virginia
Oglebay’s Good Zoo, Wheeling

International Crane Foundation, Baraboo
Milwaukee County Zoo
The NEW Zoo, Green Bay
Racine Zoo

Granby Zoo, Quebec

Please note: The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo does not offer discounted admission to persons who are members of “free” zoos (Zoos that do not charge an admission fee). The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo reserves the right to change our reciprocity policy at any time.

Change Of Address Request

Are you a zoo member?  Have you moved or changed your e-mail recently?

You can only get the zoo magazine, calendar, and e-news if we have your current mailing address and e-mail address.  So if you’ve moved or changed your e-mail address since you last renewed your membership, please use the form below to send us an update.

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